Sean Kernan, welcome to my world in professional speaking. Adventure travel. Consulting. “ I just want to…”

NO, Sparky. You want advice, take out your credit card.

Two hundred an hour. Have a nice day. At this age, with nearly five decades under my belt, I am done with rookie vampires wanting free this that and everything else. We have bills to pay too. Don’t want to pay for top notch advice? The mail room is hiring.

I have a friend I met on who sent me her 45-page workbook to review. I asked her permission to do it for her. Why? Because we’re equals. AND because my eyeballs on her work makes her work better, AND because our weekly conversations add immense value to my work and my world, and those conversations constantly inspire new articles.

That’s a fair exchange between professionals.

EARN the right, and until you are of the level and caliber to make that exchange, invest in your education to get there. Stop taking and taking and taking, thinking you’re owed.

Nobody owes you a goddamned thing, Skeezix. We earned our way, we paid for our educations, we paid for coaching to get where we are.

And kindly, once again, we also have bills to pay. And Sean has to make sure his girlfriend is set up with cat food.

Horizon Huntress, prize-winning author, adventure traveler, boundary-pusher, wilder, veteran, aging vibrantly. I own my sh*t. Let’s play!

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