Would Skype time to time with a gent in Europe, who I also, as often happens, gave a LOT of time to them, guiding them to establish a SoundCloud account, and blog, on rapid climate change, with a great itinerary of fabulous guests.
One day, he seemed uncomfortable, and was confident I had done nothing to cause this, so I went right to it, asking: “What is wrong? Is there something you need to say? You seem shielded or uncomfortable! Is there something you are NOT saying?’
He confided that he would be more comfortable if he paid me for my time, so we embarked on a month or two of serious work, firming up our relationship and allowing better collaboration in more parity.
We reviewed his site and his practices, and endeavoured message him more consistently. The result was that he became more energized, not blocked, and enabled to make changes and improvements with gusto and passion again. I encouraged him,to be his real self, and NOT to play a a role or hide. I told him to tell his real life story, and not play it too safe. This resulted in swift and real improvement.