A job seeker in the nonprofit world contacted me, saying that his time had come to finally get some help reworking his LinkedIn profile to be a better contender and candidate.

The promise of my helping another person get “unstuck.”

I whipped off a proposal to work with him: four 90-minute sessions, homework in between, and since we have over 50 miles between us, all handled by Skype or Zoom or over the phone.

“No, I hate that stuff,” he lamented, “I will drive to you.”

Strike one. Not comfortable with today’s very commonplace method of conversing, designed to save time, wear, and tear on all parties.

Being the entrepreneur, I (while hiding my lack of enthusiasm at this speedbump) agreed he could come to a neutral place nearby. After all, he offered.

My proposal was met with an email to me the next morning; “this is more time and money than I want to spend.”

OK, the money part I understand. You get what you pay for, IMHO, but I am biased in this instance.

But the time part? I always ask my clients to consider working with me as an investment in themselves. Yes, the good stuff takes time to perfect, especially if he is unwilling to go it alone. That’s what coaches are for.

Not for him, apparently.

So he will likely remain stuck in neutral, nothing force-feeding him to make a much-needed gulp and change his profile, The world progresses without him.

Same old, same old.

Why am I not surprised?