So you may remember a while back I did a review of my friend Adrienne Graham’s book, No You Can’t Pick My Brain It Costs Too Much. Well, I just wanted to give you an update on how that is going for me.
I don’t get any brain picking requests anymore since I don’t do business over the phone anymore. That has been a huge game changer for my business. I noticed that most of my brain picking episodes happened when I would talk on the phone with people. The conversation would start innocently enough with people asking about prices and things like that. Then all of a sudden the person I was talking to would start asking me stuff that I charged people for. So I decided it would be better just to take the phone out of the equation entirely. Now my phone is reserved for paying clients. I don’t do initial intake conversations via phone. I use email or Facebook messenger for that. That way I have a record of what was said. I point people seeking info to my blog and website. It works like a charm!
I used to get so stressed out about dealing with people trying to get information from me for free. I felt like it was unfair to people that were paying full price to give these brain picking people the info for free. So since I stopped using the phone for business, the brain picking requests have dropped and I have less stress.
Now that my schedule is free of brain picking, I am getting more ideal clients in my funnel. I am getting more people that appreciate my skills and are more than happy to pay my rates to acquire my services. Whoo hoo!