Can offering a discount make your client considerate?
No. The client doesn’t owe you gratitude.
I quote my fee to a client.
They think it over,
Share their financial concerns,
And ask for discounts.
I do understand the challenges.
I offer a discount.
We begin the work.
And then I notice:
Delayed advance payment
Delay in sharing information
No timely responses
Dissatisfaction with all work
At these points I think,
“I offered a heavy discount,
The least the client can do is cooperate.”
But I was wrong.
Offering the discount was my decision.
And the client does not owe me any cooperation for my decision.
They will be the way they want to be.
They may even have valid reasons to be the way they want to be.
Do you expect your clients to be extra-considerate for offering them discounts?
P.S. When you release expectations, you are free to enjoy things for what they are instead of what you think they should be.
~ Mandy Hale