Stop Doing *THIS* to Get New Clients and What to Do Instead


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0:00 Have you ever been scrolling through your newsfeed and you saw a post that made you literally stop your scroll? This happened to me recently, and I wanted to share why I stopped my scroll and why I decided to share the story with you on the podcast today.

1:23 Why Yong has been embracing the good, the bad, and the ugly in business and sharing it with you here on the podcast.

2:15 How learning her Human Design helped Yong share her real self more openly and authentically, even though the fear still rises.

2:55 The lesson Yong continues to lean-into and practice even after 20+ years as an entreprenener.

3:42 Why a recent zoom call with a prospective client didn’t turn out as planned.

5:08 The phrase that was the beginning of the end

6:11 The reason behind why Yong used that particular phrase on a live Q&A turned podcast episode

7:24 Yong’s evidence that proved the opposite of the conclusions of the prospective client

8:28 The reason Yong got defensive on the call and stopped listening to her gut.

9:24 Listen to the first podcast that came about as a result of this conversation at

9:46 The post caused Yong to stop her scroll

10:25 Here is what Deb’s post read: "Stop trying to convince people to work with you. Instead, create content that attracts them to you."

11:19 The reason why Yong was trying to convince this client to work with her

11:46 Yong’s former people-pleasing ways

12:09 “It's okay just to be you. In being you, the right people are going to be attracted to you. And the reality is that not everyone will like you.” - Yong Pratt

13:03 “At the end of the day, it's our job to show up authentically, and create content that speaks to those that we want to serve and that also serves us in return. In this life, it's our obligation to speak our truth, to be our real selves, and to amplify everything that makes us awesome even if that means we don't get hired.” - Yong Pratt

13:39 “Those people that need convincing will never become a client of yours, or mine.” - Yong Pratt

14:05 The absolute Yong believes we all need to abolish

15:02 “Convincing someone to do something or invest in someone they don't believe in is a game that you can't win. Focus instead on serving, sharing your gifts and amplifying your awesome, even if not everyone will see or appreciate your awesomeness.” - Yong Pratt

15:40 “In this digital economy, there's no room for hiding. There's no room for being wishy washy. There's no room for accommodating others if that means you have to be someone else to make that happen.” - Yong Pratt

15:58 Just be you.

16:12 “It's time for the world to see you in all your awesome glory. It's time to embrace your you-ness 100%. It's time to appreciate your own gifts, your superpowers, your weird, so that you can truly and authentically Amplify Your Awesome™!” - Yong Pratt

16:34 Yong’s invitation to be a guest on the podcast and who she’s looking to interview.

17:29 If you’d like to be a guest on the podcast, head to

18:16 “Don't forget, it's not your job to convince people to work with you. Instead, stand confidently in who you are, how you serve, and allow your awesome to shine through in the content that you share.” - Yong Pratt


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