According to Akin Alabi, family problems should be left out of the conversation when one gets the chance to work with high network people.
“If anyone calls you for any sort of home service, do your job and don’t bombard them with your life issues. They have their own issues as well.
Your primary reason for you being there is to do your job and get paid. The referral is only an extra. If it doesn’t come, it should not be a problem and stop being entitled. Do your work and face your issues. If they remain your long term customers and a personal relationship comes out of it, then you can ask. If they say no, it does not mean they are bad people. Do not moralize how they spend their money. It’s theirs, not yours. Do your work”.