The Hardest Part of Starting Consulting

What is the hardest part of starting consulting?

Getting Clients? Nope although that is obviously important.
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What is the second hardest thing? And what can do you do about these things?

The hardest part – is YOU.

I know I flip flopped back and forth when I decided, between “I’m going to start consulting” and “Who am I to do this?” Feelings of “I’m too young” or “I’m too old” and more are common. Some of this is imposter syndrome which is normal. What do you do about this?

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October 19, 2022

Are Entrepreneurs Risk Takers?

Are Entrepreneurs​ risk takers? The answer may surprise you!The answer, no surprise, is “It Depends.”

A great many entrepreneurs are rick adverse, and know exactly how much risk their ventures entail – and everything has risk, including having corporate job and going to the supermarket.

Some entrepreneurs are willing to accept a large amount of risk, and although there are exceptions, generally know that they are.

October 19, 2022

Is Consulting More Risky than having a “Job” ?

Is consulting risky – specifically is it more risky than having a full time job?

The conventional wisdom says “yes” – and is absolutely wrong! Maybe it was “once upon a time but it isn’t now.”

If you have a job and lose it, you are unemployed – it’s binary: “job” or “no job.” And unfortunately people lose their jobs, especially during difficult times.

Consultants typically have multiple clients. If you lose a client, you still have others. Typical consultants have 3-6 clients per year. If one client doesn’t have any work for you, perhaps they “fire” you, go out of business, or are having a difficult time, you still have work from other clients.