Thinking about giving it up....

Almost 5 years into my practice, circa 150 clients, i am not sure this is for me.

In my most recent post, I experienced my first client loss through choice (not ceasing to trade) last week.
This morning, I got a good referral from an existing client, which will almost balance the loss I think.

My one full time employee is okay, but if I could find someone else at similar pay level, I would sack him.

I work long hours, have three young kids. My partner isn't working as he is recovering from successful surgery removing two cancerous tumours, one from each kidney.

Does everyone experience large amounts of stress with their practice, or is it maybe that it is just not right for me?
I wish I didn't worry constantly about something or some client, but looking back over the weeks, months there is always something that gets me 'down' about my business.

Is there anything I can change to make it work?

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There is lots you can do

ShirleyM |
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Empathise

muppet1903 |

PS

muppet1903 |

What are your choices?

zebaa |

The retention sounds pretty good to me

TomMcClelland |
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Change you

FirstTab |
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@Murphy

Ding Dong |
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Thanks everyone!

murphy1 |

I think you have built stress in to your practice ....

Steve Holloway |
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Steve,

murphy1 |

@murphy

ShirleyM |
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Just to echo what Shirley said ...

Steve Holloway |
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I have tried to recruit

bernard michael |

Don't dwell on things...

lisimano |

I have found this business miserable since I first came into it.

Steve McQueen |
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@ Steve McQueen

Ding Dong |
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VERY well put......

Ding Dong |
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to start

Red Leader |
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@ Steve,

murphy1 |

Pub quote

Kent accountant |
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Re pub bench mark ...

Steve Holloway |
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lonely

Tosie |

I think location has a lot to

murphy1 |

Change

Jason Dormer |
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@murphy1

jaybee661 |
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@jaybee661

murphy1 |

Downsize..........

Ann Lovatt |
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Agree with Red Leader ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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Decrease your Financial Presures

chatman |

What is wrong with weekly payrolls?

chatman |

Depends ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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Comparable situation

CatherineR5 |

It's a business

nowells |
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?

zarathustra |
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Good Luck

pauljohnston |

Why would you ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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Nothing is guaranteed ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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Okay.......

murphy1 |

Congratulations Murphy

ShirleyM |
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Stressed out

PAYROLLOXFORD |
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Well done

Flash Gordon |
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@ann Lovett

murphy1 |

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jasonholden |
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Network

peterhool |

Streesed and fed-up

paddy55 |
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Employee

B Roberts |

Absolutely spot on; the one

shogun |
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fully agree and endorse about

shogun |
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Say no to weekly payrolls

Homeworker |

@ B Roberts

murphy1 |