ME: 'THANK YOU.'
YOU: 'I haven't done anything yet.'
ME: 'You're right. But for the fact you're simply here, I am wildly grateful.'
YOU: 'Hey, no worries. So what's up?'
ME: 'I'm digging into what your first year or two of 'doing your own thing' was like, exploring the good, the bad, the awesome and the ugly parts of starting a freelance/contract/self-directed business. So, while we'll have a brief 1:1 so I can get your personal experience + story directly from you, this is a form for me to get your vitals before we hop on the horn. And no, I will NOT add you to an email list or spam you with absolutely anything other than maybe a thank you card (snail mail style).'
YOU: 'Rad. Lemme at it.'