How To Say No To People Who Want To Pick Your Brain

I get more than a few emails a day that are like this: Hey Eric/ThatEricAlper/Sir/Madame/Dude on Twitter, I love what you’re doing and I’d love to chat with you and pick your brain about how you do it.

If I’m honest, I say yes to about 100% of these emails, except the ones calling me Madame. I’m always happy to talk to people about PR, social media and the music industry, but from time to time, I need an out. Good thing Marie Forleo has fantastic advice for you and I if you’re getting bombarded by people who want to “have coffee and pick your brain.”

Because the truth is…
a. You don’t freakin’ have time for coffee right now.
b. You don’t want to have your brain picked.
c. And, if you did, you’d wanna get paid for it!

If you’re tired of ignoring these emails and feeling guilty about it, this episode of MarieTV is for you.

You’ll get three word-for-word scripts to help you kindly and elegantly navigate non-stop brain picking requests.

Oh, who am I kidding? I’ll say yes all the time.