About ten years ago I had a client close out his account. He was taking a position at a new company and due to compliance concerns, he needed to consolidate his brokerage accounts. Many people in my industry get vindictive when accounts are closed out, often ‘full boating’ clients on the way out, as a bad faith gesture to fuck off for closing the account. I’ve always done the exact opposite, charging nothing to leave, a gesture that communicated my appreciation for the years of business that this person entrusted in me.
Who knows if this person remembers what I did or not? The important point is that we left on good terms, because I chose to take the high road and not the petty one.
I will have you know, this person is now my largest client.
Don’t burn bridges people. Many of you are too stupid to understand that networking between people is the most valuable asset we have, other than time. If you are an intra-vert, oddballish around other humans, you should take public speaking classes or learn how to not be a pussy around women.
You’re all going to die within a few short decades, so you might as well go for the prize now.
In other news, The PPT wins again. Ask somebody.