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deal with difficult people like Buddha does

Occasionally, fortunately rarely, when chasing slow payers (it’s a very sensitive matter), you’ll come across someone who’s rude, abusive even.

Most times, it’s not YOU they’re angry at, it’s the situation or something totally nothing-to-do with the account OR they’re just nasty people!

This short story might help you deal with it.

Buddha was well known for his ability to respond to evil with good.

There was a man who knew about his reputation and he traveled miles and miles and miles to test Buddha. When he arrived and stood before Buddha, he verbally abused him constantly, he insulted him, he challenged him, he did everything he could to offend Buddha.

Buddha was unmoved.  He simply turned to the man and said, “May I ask you a question?

The man responded with “Well, what?

Buddha said, “If someone offers you a gift and you decline to accept it to whom then does it belong?

The man said, “Then it belongs to the person who offered it

Buddha smiled, “That is correct. So if I decline to accept your abuse does it not then still belong to you?

The man was speechless and walked away.

By | 2020-03-09T03:09:51+00:00 August 7th, 2015|techniques|0 Comments

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Have you ever wondered why a client does business with you and then ignores your invoice like they had no intention of paying it in the first place or they treat you like their own personal line of credit, leaving YOU dangling, waiting months for their payment? Unfortunately this situation is all too common and can even be puzzling for the most experienced business owner. If you’ve ever had to handle outstanding accounts or you are just so over non-payers, then we can help. Real-world skills, solutions, tips & strategies to get more accounts paid on time, and, most importantly, how to maintain customer goodwill while keeping YOUR cash flow in the positive. You will find the blog posts helpful but to get real results, contact us by using any of the forms on this site, by email or by phone. I’ve been involved in the management of accounts for over 30 years, heard every excuse in the book, can spot a non-payer at 20 paces. Finance Companies in the 70s (systematic, tough), professional firms in the 80s (no systems, too gentle) and, since then, just about every other sort of business you can think of. I’ve written books on the topic, spoken all over the place about it and the blog in this website is my way of “giving back”. I hope you find it helpful.

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