People that don’t respect your time is usually the result of people not knowing what they want and them not valuing you as a person.
To be successful in anything your job is to identify when this is happening and respond quickly. Let me give you some personal examples…
- A few years back I had a long-time friend ask me to do some social media/web work for his business that he wanted to launch. After several meetings and setting strategies, he opted to go with an unproven 25 year-old and left me hanging without even an explanation.
- A few weeks ago I had someone on social media message me wanting me to get on the phone to help ‘build their business’. I told them I don’t do personal consulting at the moment (plus if I did they couldn’t afford me).
I then instructed them to join my Email Insiders Group where they could get plenty of free training with the opportunity to upgrade to some paid courses if they wished.
After a couple days they messaged me again with the same query. I asked if they had joined my Insiders Group.
“No.” was their answer.
That qualifies these people as a waste of my time...and yours as well.
When People Don't Respect Your Time They Are Doing This...
These people indict themselves...they don't value themselves, and therefore don't value you.
Remember, your JOB as a business person is to cultivate results (sales) in your business as fast as possible. If someone you know jerked you around, and therefore disrespected you, doesn’t understand that, then they should understand you won't be doing business together.
It should go without saying that any 'prospect' that wastes your time should immediately be crossed off your list. These people don't value you. Stop the "I'll just give them time...maybe later on blah blah."
Trust me...you're wasting your time...and time is your most valuable resource. And it moves much quicker than you think.
This is why ultra-successful people can sometimes come off as jerkoffs. They're often not. They just don't have any time for people's bullshit.
This doesn't need to be some long-winded diatribe post on the psychology of people...because there's too many of them to choose from.
Learnt to cast these people aside quickly...and learn this skill as soon as possible.