How Free Are Free Offers?

Free stampHow are you spending your time?

Is it with a lot of free offers? Free opportunities?

My free of choice for a long time was teleclasses – meaning if you had a teleclass with some information I though might be useful to me at any point in my business, then I signed up!

I see other people doing the same thing. Sometimes it’s a free teleclasses, sometimes its a free consultation. Sometimes it’s something else, but it’s free, therefore it costs us nothing, right?

What we forget about these free things is that they take time.

And suddenly we’re wondering when we’re going to have time to call that person who expressed an interest. Or even just get some of the core work done in our business.

All because we’re grabbing that free.

What is that free really costing you?

I’m not saying that free can’t be valuable – heck, I do it too! I offer a free 30-minute conversation to people who want to learn more about what I do and how I might be able to help them.

There can be a lot of value in free, but it’s only valuable if that’s what you really need.

I’ve done it and I see others taking advantage of all the free because it might not be free later!

What if you believed that the free that you don’t really need right now will be available in some form or another when you’re at the place when you do need it?

What if that information IS available later, maybe just in a different form? And you don’t need to add more to your day to get it now?

What would your business and life look like if you truly believed that you could let go of what you don’t need right now and instead focused on where you are and what you need now? How would that feel?

Paint me a picture of what that looks like for you over in the comments below!

PS. If you’re having some problems figuring out what it is that you really need right now – be sure to read next week.

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3 thoughts on “How Free Are Free Offers?

  1. There are a lot of good free classes out there, and there are many “free” classes that are basically sales pitches. Like you I’ve discovered that I can’t afford some of the time it takes to attend “free” classes.

    There are some “free” items that are worth my valuable time. Every week I read your newsletter and most weeks I get a tip or two. That’s one “free” thing that more than pays for the time spent reading.
    Mary Wu recently posted..Work/Work Balance

    1. Thanks Mary!

      And sometimes even the ones that have great information aren’t worth the time if it’s just not what you need right now.

      Also, I’m glad that my newsletter falls in the worth the time category 🙂

  2. I do free, but make sure it is for real, not some bogus sales pitch free. Most of the time if your savvy it is easy to spot the con-artist.

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