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“Hire Me” versus “Listen To Me”

In: Business 101, Clients, Confidence,

If you’re a freelancer, there are two different power dynamics:

  1. Hire me! Please hire me! I’m shitting my pants, over here, because I’m depending on you entirely and I’ll do anything it takes, even work for peanuts, because I need you to take mercyyyyy onnnnn meeeeee.
  2. Listen to me. I’m great at what I do, and you’re in good hands. I have some recommendations I’d like to make for how we should proceed, and here’s what I suggest we do next. I’ve got some availability on Thursday or Monday between the hours of 2-5pm.

Hire me, versus listen to me.

“Do you feel the shift, even just reading that?

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