Daydreaming about how you'll get back at overly demanding clients--especially when they have the gall to pay you late? Don't waste your energy. Negative emotions will only hinder your work for your other clients, taking a bite out of your cash flow if you're not careful. Read any of the following books to help you keep your head on straight when you're about to blow your top--and your business's future:
- Success Is a Choice: Ten Steps to Overachieving in Business and Life by Rick Pitino (Bantam Doubleday Dell, $14, 800-323-9872)
- Winning Every Day by Lou Holtz (HarperBusiness, $25, 800-242-7737)
- Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed by Brian Tracy (Fireside, $13, 800-223-2348)
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