As you build your profession and become more and more proficient at what you do, you will have folks asking more and more of your time to consult with them, or Pick your Brain. What do you do when this happens? A while back I saw a Marie Forleo video on that very subject. AND I loved it. I Must share ths with you NOW
So you dont have to jump back to the YouTube, here is what I found right in the description box!!!
C'mon over to http://www.marieforleo.com/2013/06/pick-your-brain/ where the main discussion happens after the episode!
Saying no is hard to do when a friend or stranger wants to meet for coffee to pick your brain. In this video you'll learn 3 surefire scripts you can use the next time you have trouble saying no to people who want your advice for free.
Script 1. The Spice Girls Script AKA. Tell Me What Want What You Really Really Want.
Instead of coming right out and saying no, try this script to get right to the point of what they want:
"My work schedule is full so ____ (insert: breakfast/lunch/coffee) is not doable these days.
Are you interested in becoming a client/customer or do you just have a quick question?"
Script 2. Pay Me MuthaHumper.
When saying no, you sometimes also want to avoid being "salesy" and directing people to your products or services. But sometimes, when you're saying no, you have to do it. Try this script:
"I'm not available for lunch, but you should really consider getting my X (product, training, program) -- it's all of my best thinking in one place and I created to help people in your exact situation."
Script 3. Blame It On Mama.
How do you go about saying no when the invite is semi-social and the other person claims they want to network? If you think they're going to pick your brain and you want to say no nicely, try this script:
"I have a rule, if I don't have time to see my mother, I don't have time to meet new people for coffee. And right now, I owe my mama a visit. But seriously, I'm sure we'd have a blast and I hope you're not insulted, but my work schedule is packed and I've gotta pass."
At the end of the day, if you want people to value your time, you need put a value on it.
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This totally puts things in perspective for e and I sure hope it helps you as well as you come across these situations!
Here's to Our finest Life,
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