A lot of people ask me questions like this:
“What do I do if I’m talking with a potential client and they’re not able to say yes to me at this particular time? What if I set up a follow up conversation and they tell me ‘it’s not a good time’ — what do I do? How do I follow up with them?”
Here’s what I tell them:
When a person doesn’t say “yes” in that moment, or if that person doesn’t say “yes” to working with you in the next conversation – then the odds are fairly low that they’re going to say yes to you in the future. Some people will — it’s just that the amount of energy that it will take for you to follow up with them, and emotional energy that it will require for to schedule another followup is actually really high. It’s just not an easy thing to do.