Just like the remote control turned us into nonstop channel clickers where we never settle on a station, social media is doing the same for longform content.
I think we all need to work harder at communicating our value to others and to ourselves. If you are good at what you do, then there has to be a value exchange between you and the person you are doing work for.
Just Had My First "Fuck You Pay Me" Moment (Anyone have good FYPM stories? : freelance
We feel that saying no is not nice or is classed as rude. Everyone gets treated the same and gets this as a GIF:. Let me explain how that works. I disrupt my day pay have coffee with you where you want to pitch me something or get free advice from me.
Fuck you. Pay me.
Me getting from where I am takes 30 mins and going fuck to where I am is 30 minutes. So that coffee is now 2 hours of my time gone.
So basically three hours of my day has been taken up. Want to meet me for a coffee? I am really good at what I do.