I get somewhere between 6 and 10 requests every week to have lunch or coffee, to pick my brain. Now, I am a civic-minded person who believes strongly in mentoring and being a helpful part of my community, but there's no possible way I can satisfy that many requests as it could add up to twenty hours or more a month. Six months ago, I decided to take 1-2 meetings of this type per month, to keep connected and be a support system for my community. One to two meetings, I can handle, time-wise. I've had so many thoughtful mentors and I want to pay that forward. Then, recently, I had a woman starting a new blog ask if she could pay me for a couple of hours of my time, knowing she couldn't afford my monthly retainer, but dead set that I was the person she needed to talk to. In a move that startled me, I agreed. We met, she paid for lunch, and I used my Square card reader to charge her at the end of the meeting. She was satisfied, and so was I. I love helping people, I'm good at what I do, and it gives me so much energy. But: This is not a hobby. And I don't have endless hours. I have a mortgage. And children. Could I do this as part of my business?
With this I am announcing that I am now available for these appointments. The appointments are affordable and you'll leave with a newly formed, clearer path of where you're headed and a ton of information about how to do what you're doing well, or better. Are you stuck? Have a project that you need some help getting off the ground? Do you have a website but no content? Want me to focus some attention on your show/app/new site? Want to figure out what the next step is in your career? Need a bio? Do you have an idea that you don't know whether or not it has potential? See the list I made of how I can help you here.
I will start by offering two appointments per week, two hours each. If you feel like one isn't enough, book two.
If you'd like to talk more about how much they cost and when we can get started, please email me directly and I'll get back to you ASAP: firstname.lastname@example.org, or see here.
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