“Those people who come on the RBTI forum and seem to be clueless,” he explained.
I’ve known Mr. X for a few years now and I have much confidence that he really can help newcomers. So I queried him as to why he didn’t just contact those who appeared most confused about RBTI and offer his services.
Mr. X was quick to explain why that was not a good idea. ”They will just think I am trying to hustle business and ignore me,” he responded. My encouragements that he should make contact gradually fell silent.
Suddenly he said, “But you could let them know what I can do for them and you can explain that I don’t charge for phone calls when someone is merely seeking direction.” Well, I happen to know that Mr. X does charge a modest fee to his clients when they call in a set of analysis numbers and want a full RBTI consultation. So we talked about that. And, yes, I admit that I have sometimes passed his name and contact info to someone who seemed to be hopelessly floundering. However, in the interests of fairness to all of the RBTI community I don’t think it wise for me to serve as a regular agent for any particular consultant.
We struggled for an answer for a while and it suddenly occurred to me that I could do a radio-style interview with Mr. X. Such an audio segment could be posted online where the RBTI-perplexed could hear Mr. X speak his message without anyone worrying about a fee schedule popping up. A problem is that Mr. X and I are five states apart and it is not likely we will be in the same recording studio any time soon. An alternative I have been reading about, although much lesser audio quality, involves recording a long distance call and I hope to undertake that learning curve before too long.
Mr. X said he is ready. I’m already thinking about how much good may come to the RBTI community when short audio “interviews” with not just Mr. X, but other senior RBTI consultants, start coming online. Stay tuned.
PS: If you are floundering, contact me and I’ll put you in touch with the honorable Mr. X.