One of the toughest parts about being busy and working with lots of people is the, "Oh, one more thing..." when you're on your way out the door. Usually, whatever it is turns out to be relevant and important, yet you can get "one more thing'ed" to death if you always take these.
There's no great solution. Sometimes saying, "Gotta head out now. Urgent?" is the right way, other times listening is correct. Maybe best of all is to stop it from happening by addressing key stuff earlier in conversations.
And also -- though it's probably underrated as advice because it doesn't sound glamorous -- making a clean exit seems to hold this down. Once you say you're going, just head out immediately, or potentially face a bunch of one more things.
This article is the fourth in my series on how to collect late payments. If you missed articles one, two and three, they covered what I call the Four General Rules to Getting Your Money. You can follow the links back to them here.
[Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3]
Now, on to the next lesson. In the previous article I said that the most important of the four general rules was to --
Stay right on top of the customer’s missed payment deadlines.
It is a surprise to me that 99 times out of 100 people fail to understand why this advice is important and what it actually means.
Oh, damn it. What was I gonna write about again?
Don't know if this has ever happened to you... but I've been mulling over topics for the "next" blog post for the past week, and I had some good ones... but now when I sit down to write, it's all as if it never were.
Ain't that the damnedest thing.
Hmm... okay, well. Here's something I've been wanting to express for a while:
Back a few years ago, I taught people how to make money online.