Treat them like a client before they become one

I once posted a proposal for a research and data entry job.

About a dozen freelancers responded to my project, but as expected,
most candidates responded with the typical soulless, boilerplate sales pitch,
vomiting a list of qualifications and accomplishments and experience and
skills, along with their obligatory empty promises to exceed my expectations.

Wow. Be still my wagging tail.

However, one
particular freelancer separated himself from the pack. He didn’t say a word
about himself. Instead, he just started solving my problem. 

In the body of his
email, he provided links to a few pieces of research I was looking for.
Showing, not telling, that he was capable of doing the job. In short, he hired
himself and treated me like a client before I became one. 

He was awarded the
job on the spot. I didn’t even look what his fee was. Didn’t matter. He sold
value before price. 

How hireable are you? What’s your unique way of interacting
the world? 

Next time you interview for a job opportunity, instead of crafting a
convincing facade of eagerness and compassion, instead of puking a plausible
facsimile of care and performing another insincere illusion of professionalism,
just hire yourself and get to work. 

Treat them like a client before they become
one, and you’ll eliminate a lot of talk about irrelevant things. 

caring for people is a useful shortcut to trust, and it’s free. Start today. 


How would you treat people if you weren’t working so hard to sell them something? 

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Scott Ginsberg

That Guy with the Nametag

Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.

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