How newbies waste time: “Google called me and offered to create a campaign for me!”

First-time founder: spent the weekend looking forward to this call that he had arranged from an inbound call from…gasp, GOOGLE! He talks to them for an hour. They say “invest $30k/month for three months and we will discover the campaigns that work for you”. He is vibrating after the call. Dives into mentor 1-1 conversation for another 30 minutes to analyze… [interruption]

In my case: that first inquiry from gasp, GOOGLE is one of the thirty voicemails I get per day that I delete.

(In some cases, when they are offering a free laptop for the call, I sometimes let a colleague get a free laptop.)