You … are … amazing!
You have no idea how few candidates make it this far.
They’re either afraid to make a decision – even one with absolutely zero risk whatsoever! – or refuse to take the time to really think through their campaign and answer the 20 questions.
Trust me: You’re unique and special.
Here’s what will happen next…
I’ll review the answers on your application and have someone contact you in the next day or two to schedule our ½-hour consulting call.
If you don’t hear from someone in the next 72 hours, shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure something didn’t fall through the cracks or we suffered some “technical difficulties.”
Looking forward to our chat!
Dr. Chuck Muth, PsD
Professor of Psephology*
P.S. As I’ve noted before, I won’t accept into the Winners Circle just anybody with a checkbook. I have rules. Nothing extreme. But if you break the rules, I’m out.
To make sure there are no misunderstandings, here they are…
1.) RULE OF CONSERVATISM: You must be a limited-government conservative. I don’t have a specific definition, but like pornography, I know one when I see one. If you say you’re a conservative but turn out not to be, I’m out.
2.) RULE OF FUN: Politics is a serious business. But if you’re not fun to work with, I’m not your guy.
3.) RULE OF FAMILY: My family is more important to me than anything. My family is more important to me than you – just as your family should be more important to you than me. This is not open to debate or discussion. If the choice comes down between you and my family, my family wins. Every time. If you can’t live with that, I’m not your guy.
4.) RULE OF TIES: As a rule, I don’t wear them. I do…but only on rare occasions. If you expect me to wear a tie to our meetings, I’m not your guy.
5.) RULE OF HONESTY: I don’t sugar-coat it. I tell it like it is…straight, unvarnished. If you want someone to give you advice in a way that won’t hurt your feelings or ego, get a sensitivity coach. If you expect me to give it to you with a spoonful of sugar, I’m not your guy.
6.) RULE OF MUTUAL RESPECT: I am not your employee, I’m your partner. When you call me, you expect me to answer or call you back in a timely fashion. That’s a reasonable expectation. I expect the same from you. If I have to call you three times and you don’t call back, I’m out.
7.) RULE OF VALUE: I am not cheap. My fees are neither based on time nor travel. I don’t sell time; I sell value, which includes my very unique experiences and education. If you want to get into any kind of discussion about how much time it takes me to complete a project for you, I’m out.
8.) RULE OF MINIONS: I deal with you. Unless I choose otherwise, I don’t deal with staff. I don’t deal with committees. I don’t deal with kitchen cabinets. I don’t deal with donors. I deal with you. If you expect me to deal with underlings, I’m not your guy.
9.) RULE OF MEETINGS: Meetings are usually the biggest waste of time imaginable. I generally don’t do them. I prefer to be working on projects that help my clients rather than sitting around a table listening to people argue over whether they should serve fried chicken or broiled chicken. If you expect me to attend meetings for the sake of meetings, I’m not your guy.
10.) RULE OF TRAVEL: I don’t like business travel (personal travel is a different thing). It takes me away from my family and costs me time I could better spend on work for my clients. Any travel must be for my convenience, not yours. And at your expense. If you can’t live with that, I’m not your guy.