I received a referral out of the blue yesterday which was pretty great! After a fun and busy day with clients, coming home to a potential new client is always a wonderful thing. As we emailed back and forth to go over details, one question asked was, “Do you DO the work?” Of course the answer is YES! I’m not a big fan of giving you a plan and leaving you to deal with it all on your own. Let’s be honest, you won’t do it. If you were going to do it, you’d be doing it in some form or another already.
While I was surprised by the question, I guess I shouldn’t be. A lot of people tell you what to do and then leave you to figure it out on your own. Like my doctor. she always tells me to lose a couple pounds and exercise more. Sure, but is she going to come walk with me & Hank every morning and then count my calories for me? No? Fine, then I WILL eat that donut.
Make sure you know the expectations up front. Ask those questions when you’re meeting with someone you plan to PAY. There’s nothing worse than a plan that sits in a drawer unused.