How to Respond to People Who Ask to Pick Your Brain

The problem with coffee date brain picking is that the advice you give (along with the time spent giving it) is lost into the ether. Helping one person at a time — for free — isn’t terribly scalable. But what if the advice you give one person could help two, ten, hundreds, or even thousands of people…without the impossible effort of sit down to coffee with each individual person?”

This is a must-read if you often get asked to share your expertise with people and have a hard time saying no.

Alex Hillman shares his magic response to people who ask to pick your brain which includes to ask them to email specific questions they have in advance, leverage your answers into formats where they can help others, and offer advice via video calls as opposed to in-person meetings.

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