No Free Coaching

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I love helping people. I hate helping people that don’t do anything with what I give them. I have learned that giving things away for free rarely works. I have tried coaching for free (for learning) and I was stood up two times in a row by the same person.

To combat this I put up hurtles. For instance if someone wants help on a job search, I make them read 7 articles I wrote on the topic and listen to a podcast. If they cannot do this I usually blow them off.

I don’t mind helping, people just have to do the work.