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 endless rounds of craft beers 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.
ADVICE: THIS APPLIES TO ANYTHING I’M GIVING MY OPINION ABOUT
Thanks for visiting! My blog is a resource guide for educational and informational purposes. (And sometimes venting about inappropriate topics such as wine smuggling and/or individuals who wear Vibram Five Fingers to dinner parties. 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 (what? you didn’t buy the extended library collection of 1989?) 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.
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?
I’M JUST SOMEONE WITH A LITTLE LIFE EXPERIENCE GIVING OUT SOME ADVICE OVER THE INTERNET (THROUGH MY BLOG, PHONE/TEXT/SKYPE CONVERSATIONS, MY E-MAILS, MY SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS)
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 inperson setting. (Or buy you coffee at Starbucks.) Therefore, our conversation should not be considered a substitute for an in-person evaluation by a _____________________[insert professional that could assist this particular person – example doctor, therapist, nutritionist]. The upside? You don’t have to wear any pants. Not a bonus to be taken lightly, of course.
YEP, I’M A SOUL + BIZ MENTOR/STRATEGIST, HELPING YOU WITH ALL THINGS SPIRITUALITY + LIFE +BUSINESS.
I’m an expert at what I do. I’ve got the street cred. The experience. The skills. Plus I have a lovely certificate from the Beautiful You Coaching Academy demonstrating the many months I spent studying coaching intensively and under the guidance of a phenomenal teacher-coach. 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.
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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. For example, links heading to www.daniellelaporte.com or www.themiddlefingerproject.org (to name a couple and only a couple…there are more!) are most definitely affiliate links (because I love them and they return loyalty and love with card hard cash sometimes) and I will receive a commission from any purchases you make through those links. 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 Sunday trip to the zoo. Because…zoos.
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