Setting yourself up as an entrepreneur takes discipline and professionalism if you want to earn respect and be appreciated for the service you provide. Just because it's an intimate service does not mean it cannot receive the same amount of appreciation and respect as the next service provider in other industries. It doesn't matter to what extend or how deep you dive into this industry you have to set boundaries. Always remember you will be treated in the manner in which you conduct yourself and clients only have the power to treat you as far as you allow.
At times it will be easy to loose your cool when confronted with clients who are less than desirable in the manner in which they approach you with their communication, remain professional, have one tone, one voice and politely and sternly advise what you do and do not offer and steer them away holding your professionalism intact. It might not be what the person on the other end expected and in some instances could very well gain you a client due to your professionalism because had you matched his tone of voice in the manner he approached you, that would be the end whereas turning it around could end the end benefit both.
Always be open to constructive criticism and don't take offence and allow emotion to get in the way. We learn and grow everyday, you cannot only be open to hearing the positive about the manner in which you deliver your service, if you are not open to hearing how you can improve on someone's experience from start being his scheduling process to finish being his exit process how will you grow as an entrepreneur in this business or grow a client base that comes to you for the reasons that count?
Love, light, safety and blessings.
Hellooooo Independent Workers!
My name is Mechelle Liedeman, known to formerly own two of Cape Town's well loved massage facilities namely Rejuvenation Studio and most recent Mi-amore' Sensual Boutique. Over my 9 year journey within the massage industry I have learnt valuable insight as an entrepreneur and as such adapted a business approach to set myself and my facilities apart. Based on the caliber of person I am and the insight I gained, I believe I earned the trust and respect of many clients and hopefully some staff that has come through my employment as well. I have learnt to appreciate that my high standard for the industry and no nonsense approach to the work place applied to my business environment has not always met with favor from my staff however, I trust now that they have taken the next step into being self-employed they will come to appreciate the high standard and discipline in which I steered. With this blog I aim to offer valuable insight to your growth and motivate you on your journey as an independent masseuse because I believe applying the right qualities can set you apart from an ever increasing and saturated industry.
Love, light, safety and blessings