Dude, business is risky. And while I love using my experiences, and the experiences of countless other entrepreneurs I know, have worked with and have drank coffee with, business is still risky. So my advice doesn’t come with any guarantees. You get that, right? Cool. Oh, and if you need professional help, consider hiring a business consultant. Preferably one with a suit and briefcase.
Thanks for visiting! My blog is a resource guide for educational and informational purposes. (And sometimes venting about topics such as misunderstood attitudes and/or the laughable yet embarrassing moments. You know--the usual.) To write my articles, I use my experiences, the experiences of others and various other resources including but not limited to the wild wild web, the Encyclopedia Britannica and/or The Bible. (Kidding. But maybe not.) That said, my advice doesn’t come with any guarantees. By visiting this site, you’re essentially signing a contract that says that you understand that I make no guarantees, and you won’t try to sue me or report me to the Obama administration. Because that? Would be awkward.
THE “I’LL GIVE YOU MY OPINION ABOUT YOUR SITUATION BUT DON’T SUE ME”
Of course, this is based on me taking a quick look, sans magnifying glass, as a favor--and not the usual review and analysis of all documents and factors that I would consider when working with you as a traditional paid client. (You also miss out on my witty emails and me showering you with compliments.) That said, my advice and opinion is taken into account at your own risk, but for a proper analysis, hire a lawyer/doctor/other licensed professional--preferably one with a fancy certificate on their wall. Because who doesn’t like a fancy certificate?
PROFESSIONAL GIVING ADVICE OVER THE PHONE/INTERNET
Technology is great, and so are phones/Skype/video chats. However, they can also be a little, say, limiting. Without consulting with you in person, the dynamics change a little bit, and I can’t conduct the extensive analysis that I would in an in-person setting. (Or buy you coffee at the local coffee house.) Therefore, our conversation should not be considered a substitute for an in-person evaluation by a lawyer, tax or financial advisor, doctor, therapist, nutritionist, etc. The upside? You don’t have to wear any pants. Not a bonus to be taken lightly, of course.
I’m an experienced at what I do. I’ve got the street cred. The experience. The skills. And the qualifications. However, we should probably give a group nod to the fact that I am not a licensed psychologist or health care professional, and my services don’t replace the care of psychologists or other healthcare professionals. (Though I do own a pretty impressive brown leather couch, thankyouverymuch.) With that comes the standard eye-glaze inducing disclaimer that, no, I cannot actually guarantee the outcome of our coaching efforts and/or recommendations on my website/blog/email series, and my comments about the outcome are expressions of (my very personal) opinion only. I can guarantee you this, however: I will do my best to coach you, and I’ll do everything in my power to help.
Guess what? If you click on a link that I’ve provided, it might be a link to someone who will give me a commission if you buy something from their site. That means that I might get paid if you click on that link. And the reason why I’m telling you this is because I want to be upfront with you, and because it’s illegal not to. (So, you know, right side of the law and all.) That said, I promise to use any affiliate commissions earned for good causes: Things like reinvesting in this business to bring you even better resources, and quite possibly at least one conference or seminar.
PRODUCT & SERVICE DESCRIPTIONS
I love my services and digital products, and I hope you do, too. That said, sometimes I might slip up, and sometimes, errors happen. Things like pricing or merchandise descriptions get mixed up, and then I look bad. While that stinks, what’s most important to me is that you’re happy. So while we can’t guarantee that all information on the site is always 100% accurate at any given time, if you do notice a mistake? Please don’t hesitate to contact me and let me know. Since I can’t guarantee the services or products for your particular circumstances or purposes, nor the [following, followers, likes, advertisements, marketing, popularity etc.], I can guarantee that I’ll give you the best customer service I can to remedy the situation.