How To Turn Down A Potential Client
A reading is a connection between You, Your Client, and Spirit.
And to receive the highest, best and clearest connection possible, everyone coming to the reading, has to be aligned to receiving - clearly, graciously and openly, the messages from Spirit.
This includes you.
If any one of those individuals are not in this mental, emotional or spiritual space, the messages from the reading may not be delivered clearly or they may not be received clearly.
At no time are you under any obligation to give a reading to anyone.
Spirit Communication takes work, a lot of fine focus, attention to detail and your full, utmost undivided care and support.
It takes a lot of energy.
And you deserve to be working with people who respect that exchange.
And as a medium, receiving messages and energy from Spirit, doesn’t start at the top of the hour when a client, or potential readee arrives - in fact, it often begins hours and days before the client ever sits for a session with you.
Imagine as a medium, instead of having a gift, you own a grocery store full of food.
Normally, you’re open from 10-7 every day, but recently, you broke your ankle and now you have limited hours, or you have to hire someone else to run the store, while you focus on the accounting as you recover.
With a family run business, it’s nearly impossible to have round the clock hours, and stand at the register 24/7. Unfortunately, you are unable to be open all of the time to serve your customers. Due to tending to your own needs such as eating, sleeping, resting, and other self and family maintenance tasks.
When a psychic close his or her grocery store, there are other options for your customers:
1. They can wait
2. They can find another psychic
3. They can learn how to get the same information themselves
When you turn down someone for reading, you aren’t denying anyone access to food.
Not by a long shot.
Each and every person can learn to grow their own food - everyone can develop their abilities to connect with Spirit, and I’ve even created courses to teach them how.
Plus, it's important to have boundaries in your work.
So, when do you decide to turn down a customer?
Whenever you feel you can’t serve that customer in your highest capacity possible, such as when:
When something feels off
When you don’t feel well
After you’ve been working all day
When it’s time to take a vacation
If you are recovering from a surgery or an illness
When you are way too tired and exhausted
If you aren’t in an emotional space to work, such as during a stressful life event
When a customer becomes abusive or aggressive towards to you
When a potential customer feels 'off' or somehow 'not right' to you
When you feel you can’t provide what they are looking for
Anytime you feel you can’t provide your highest and best in the service of Spirit to another, discontinue the reading.
You can cancel at any time . . . just make sure to write it into your terms and conditions and provide a full refund.
You don't have to give an explanation, but I do recommend:
Empathizing with their needs
Giving an apology that you can't meet their needs
Providing a referral to someone who can (as long as they haven't been abusive, if that's the case - no referrals, don't send that person to a dear friend!)
Wahhhhhhh, but Amanda, my main income is readings?! What do I do?! I needed that money!
Calm down. When you turn down a client that's not the right fit, the Universe often rewards with sending you someone that's a better fit.
But in the meantime, here are some options:
- 5 Creative Ways To Make More Money (All While Not Giving a Single Reading)
- Energy Clearing Online: How To Clear Your Website, Filter Emails, and Handle Social Media Accounts
- 29 Business Building Articles for Intuitive Entrepreneurs
- Take The Marketing for Mediums eCourse
In my membership community, we have a ton of articles designed to help you break away from the readings model of making income, so you can take a break. It's a process, but it's doable - and many mediums have already started making the transition.
Amanda Linette Meder
Last update: September 13, 2016