Brad, can I buy you a coffee and pick your brains?

 


“We should catch up”

“I’m looking for some feedback”

“Can we grab a coffee and pick your brains”

So if you are reading this blog, you’ve probably asked via a social media, facebook messenger or via an email to

“to pick my brains”

“Catch up for a coffee”

or said

“I just wondered if…”

“Have you got a minute”

“I’m looking for some feedback/advice”

If that’s the case, and you really want advice, assistance or my experience pointing towards your business, life or problems. You can easily make this happen.

Join the Now What Club and have exclusive access to me daily.

Within this community, I share over a decade of my business / speaking experience with a small group of like minded individuals all of which have all paid real money, albeit minimal,  to be there and pick my brains.

If however you don’t really want to invest so that I can really help you with your stuff… that’s cool also.

I won’t be offended.

Case in point.

Equally you can’t get offended when on the flipside it makes zero sense for me to spend my time and use my experience to help you resolve an issue that you are unwilling to pay £29.99.

You can’t have it both ways. Learn to value your time like this as well.
The less you value your time, the less other people will.

This isn’t about being stingy or being uncharitable, as I’ve caught up for coffee and helped thousands over the last decade…  but, my time, more than ever before, is precious, I’m in massive demand.

My reputation of being able to fix problems is at an all time high, which is great. The last 10 years of building it and a national business (oh, and writing 4 bestselling business books) is paying off, as has being asked to keynote at some of the biggest events across the country. People want my help and advice. Which is awesome.

On average, I receive 13.. THIRTEEN of these kind of approaches daily.

T H I R T E E N have you just got a minute from people who I have zero or little relationship or heritage with.

Do the math 13 x 5  just got a minute, minutes. That’s over an hour.

Worse still
(as just happened) a Facebook friend request arrives in my inbox.
I ACCEPT.
Minutes later… a  message (sales pitch) arrives thinly disguised as an opportunity for me AND MY *NETWORK.

Would you work for an hour each day for free?

There are only 24 hours in a day.

Right now, I don’t even have enough hours in the day, for my own stuff.

So professionally and as a father, who has mentally committed to spend more time with my young family.

Where is the line drawn? What about your line, when?

Because I could easily burn through 40 hours a week, “catching up for a coffee” and listening to thinly disguised sales pitches however the last time I checked, my mortgage payments aren’t paid as a result of catching up for coffee and giving away free consultancy.

The reason people want to meet me or pick my brains isn’t because of my boyish good looks, but because they want access to my knowledge, contacts, or network. I get it.

But if we’ve had little to no relationship before the point where you want something, the answer is no, what’s the question?

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So… if you are serious about picking my brains, you’ll join the Now What Club, or did you just want to catch up for a coffee, in which case find me at a 4Networking group I’m attending and grab me for a 1-1.

 

 

So your options now are

  1. Join the Now What Club and have the opportunity to ask me anything on a daily basis.
  2. Book in and attend a BradCamp . Loads of opportunity to ask me anything.
  3. Find out what 4Networking meeting I’m at next, book in and grab me for a 1-1 at the event.
  4. Build a time machine, and use it to time travel backwards to build a relationship with me ahead of the point you want something
  5. Read the blog, think Brad’s a cock/I get where he’s coming from and decide your issue isn’t important enough to resolve
  6. Keep sending me messages (which will no longer be responded to, otherwise we now using additional minutes of my time I am not prepared to waste being polite as you have chosen to completely disregard the contents of this blog) trying to explain that this doesn’t apply and how your thing is different.
*The same network that I’d spent 10 years building. Only to simply open it up to someone I have NO relationship with, who has just gone Zero-Sales Pitch. Please.

It is an exclusive community, a club, headed up and driven by entrepreneur and best-selling author, Brad Burton.

An online resource that is so engaging, it is practically living and breathing valuable interactions. For its members, the club is like home. A place to belong.

With a fresh ethos, culture and approach to ‘serving’ others, The Now What? Club focuses on supporting, pushing on and providing accountability for busy people, throughout their busy lives and business.

Each person will be granted entry into the club, on a count of them needing, deserving, and wanting to be there. What we’re aiming for is a mutual understanding; where members who receive beneficial value from the club, will be offering the same in return.

This is not a numbers’ in the ‘thousands’ game, this is a ‘hundreds’ game of making a positive difference. A game that will motivate you to put the ‘personal’ back in ‘personal development’. After all, the core of this movement is YOU, and how YOU positively feel about yourself. using the same lessons that Brad has to get you in the winning mindset to make better decisions in all areas of your life.

To ensure that each member has actively made the decision to join our club, there will be a small joining fee and an ongoing monthly subscription. Regular contributors are encouraged to utilise this group to the maximum; this arrangement works for everyone as nobody respects ‘free’.

If people aren’t getting value or are unhappy, they will walk. Which is a good thing. Members stay because they want to, not because they have to. That allows us to ensure we give immense value and equally enables you to make your own decisions, no daft tie-ins. It’s the kind of fresh approach you’d expect from Brad. We want the club to be a place of positivity.

The fact is that there is little value placed on free services. The Now What? Club fee WILL differentiate the ‘do-ers’ from the ‘talkers’. Think of it as a test to hone in on the people who not only say they want to make a change, but act upon it, too.

Imagine having me in your corner, supporting you in a way that actually DOES make a difference. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a stand up guy. And when it comes to life and business, I’ve not always got it right. But I have always learnt. And its those same lessons that I’m here to help you with, to stop you going through those same mistakes, pitfalls and headaches so that you can make better, more informed decisions, which ultimately will equal better success. Massive return, for this small investment.

Here’s what we offer at The Now What? Club:

    • Access to Brad Burton; as this is now his primary online community
    • A regular opportunity ten-minute one to one phone surgeries with Brad Burton
    • High quality leadership
    • Dedicated training programmes
    • Weekly ‘tasks’ and regular accountability
    • Invitations to webinars, twice a month.
    • The opportunity to have ALL your questions answered
    • Opportunity to guest talk
    • Personal introductions from Brad’s black book
    • The lowest tier price point for ALL future Now What events
    • Invitation to socials with Brad in and around NowWhatLive events

We are a place to be held accountable for your actions, provided with strong, ongoing mentoring, and above all, a place where you can feel safe and thrive and grow. Both as a business, and as an individual. Now What? really is more than just an event or book. It is a way of life, a way of business, a way of success.

Learn all about the Now What? Club here.

 

 

 

 

Brad Burton

I am Brad Burton. The UK's #1 motivational speaker, founder of 4Networking and Amazon's highest rated business author. Yup.

Comments

  • Unique Publications

    Brad Camp kicks arse, get booked

  • Arwyn Bailey

    Very good point Brad. I agree wholeheartedly.

  • Brad Burton

    I’m currently getting hit with on average 7 of these approaches each week.

  • Steph Buxton

    Whole heartedly agree with this.

  • Robert terry

    So has anyone agreed to drive to somerset yet?

    • Brad Burton

      Not yet. Suits me beautifully

  • Taz Thornton

    Oh gods, yes! And the same people who want that coffee/lunch/phone call are often the ones who claim they “can’t afford” a seminar / workshop / event. I’ve spent hours and hours over the years doing this; sometimes I still do, but there are only so many hours in the day, and it never really is a quick coffee.

    Having said that, it was exactly this scenario that launched me into telephone/Skype mentoring… that one person wanting more time again prompted an off the cuff “of course – would you like to make an appointment?” question. The answer came back “yes” and I haven’t looked back.

    Every cloud, eh? Every cloud 😀 x

  • Petrina Baldwin

    Can’t drink coffee – is tea available?

  • I imagine quite a few people take the P with you quite a bit. Just wanted to tell you about a product that was POSSIBLY right up your street as soon as I heard about your big plans for bradcamps to touch quite a lot of people, get people out of their miserable jobs and into businesses that shake our economy. I aren’t asking for a cheque, an order, advice, endorsement, RTs, your brain. but i totally get it. I can wait.

    You know I have said yes to Bradcamp london and v happy with the fee, but I am from Central London. we are generally aren’t seen outside Zone 1-2 other than the airport. So that’s why I asked when you were next in the capital. I am a techie, I make growth hacks, you’re a marketeer/biz owner, making business hacks. I am obviously gonna see huge value in that, so consider this comment an order.

    on the flip side, If you needed any app dev / web dev advice and wanted to pick my brain for 5-10 mins about anything techie then I would be happy to take your call.

    Obviously, some people will take the mickey with this. I feel what you are saying, I’m in the tech scene where there’s approximately 9999999999 non-technical people with amazing ideas, so personally rewarded by 10 min calls and catchups. I could possibly help someone one day with just a bit of technical info and hopefully they remember me. Haha!

    Keep it in mind, cya soon BB for a FULL DAY COFFEE/TEA/BISCUITS CATCHUP. X

  • Yup… I see this too so it must be bad for you. I’ve also set up a clinic where you can pay to pick my brains. The best thing about it is I go to one place and everyone comes to me.

    I’ve done the years of brain picking, now I’m running a business. Precisely why I wrote this: http://www.spaghettiagency.co.uk/blog/the-free-the-paid-the-serious-how-can-spaghetti-help-your-marketing/

  • Joe

    So… to network with you I have to pay £300 an hour? hmmm. I think I will pass.

  • Steve Hyland

    In our world it’s “It will only take you a second” and forty years of expertise! So agree Brad, now where’s my map to Somerset?

  • John Cooper

    I’ve done the 1-1. I’m off my arse. I’m going to the zoo this afternoon with my boys. And I’m booking Bradcamp for May 26th.

    • Brad Burton

      Just clocked you booked in John! Awesome. It’s all set to be an amazing one ????????

  • Petrina Rose Down

    I went to BradCamp – amazing experience, well looked after all day, outstanding venue and food too. Well worth the money, know exactly where you are coming from – I have five people coming for help per day. I will help those who have nothing but have a future, but cannot help the living dead. (the ones who have no passion for what they are doing)