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The Impact of Acceptance

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

ScottManning

Acceptance, that one thing that will make you or break you…literally. Every day you decide what you will and won’t accept, things you let slide, things you agree or disagree with, and the actions that you then take and/or settle for all based on what you accept.

As an example, in our consulting business my brother has final say in any client that we accept, because we’ve been doing this long enough to know of warning signs of cheap clients, problem clients, lazy clients, high-maintenance clients, etc. So, we’re careful to vet them and run them through several litmus tests before we agree to take their money.

That’s another reason why I always initiate every relationship with a paid day of
consulting. To meet, work with, get to know someone and him/her to know me, before
we move into any other type of more involved relationship.

This, in fact, is the very problem at the core of most all relationships, most
people never really “get to know” the person they are dealing with, or for that
matter, in business or love with. They stop their relationship “discovery” and
“exploring” and getting to know someone at the core as soon as they are met with
some form or fashion of immediate gratification.

In business, that would be quick and easy opportunity, or just taking the money of
anyone who will offer it up to you. In life, it’s not being discerning enough about
those you let close to you, those you invest yourself in, and those you give parts
or all of your life too.

There are different degrees of acceptance. For your business partner or life
partner, obviously it’s the single most important relationship you will ever have
and therefore you should accept nothing short of as close to perfection and
compatibility and like-minded principles and then as importantly the promise of
committed work on your relationship and continual strive for perfection as possible.

Then you have other relationships, based on how “close in” they are to you and how
much influence and/or control you allow them to have over your life all depends on
how accepting you are able to be without sacrificing yourself, without giving up
things that are important to you.

In business, this is the same with your customers and employees.
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