I received THREE (3) emails this week asking me to “barter” with them. As much as I love to help others, and I’m usually interested in a good barter, it’s time I stand my ground and say NO. I started this business to bring in extra income. It’s not going to get me or anyone else out there anywhere, if I continue helping everyone else establish themselves and their business.
During the start-up process of business, I know the importance of bartering to get your name out there and show your expertise. However, I’m passed the start-up point and it’s time to start thinking that way – for me anyway. This doesn’t mean I don’t want to help anyone or that I won’t. It means from now on my time is just as valuable as anyone else’s.
Most recently, I was asked to help promote a prominent coach’s retreat – in return, I would be in the running for the “grand prize”. So, let me get this straight. I help promote this retreat for several months, for which there’s a clear call to action on how it should be done, and I might get something in return for it? WTH? Um…NO THANK YOU!
Remember: Your time is just as valuable as anyone’s – Time To Act On It.
Ok, rant over. On another note: This weekend is the 4th of July holiday weekend. For us, the weekend will be filled with BBQ’s, swimming, friends and family. Not to mention, my 13th wedding anniversary is on the 4th (blushing, I’m old I know)! This is a time to reflect and give thanks to those who have sacrificed for what we have today and the freedom of this country. So THANK YOU to all who made this possible!
Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!