Monthly Archives: November 2012

No one cares about your skills (and what really matters)

No one cares about your skills (and what really matters)

During lunch with a fellow-techie friend, I asked him how work was going. He launched into a long monologue about stuff I couldn’t begin to understand. Something about PBX trunks, defined hierarchies, set-based operations, or some such nonsense. It felt like a bad date, where you’re desperate for a call from your BFF with an… Continue Reading

How free ice water turned into a $10M/year business (and what it means for your consulting business)

How free ice water turned into a $10M/year business (and what it means for your consulting business)

In 1931, during the depths of the Great Depression, Ted Hustead opened a store in a tiny South Dakota town, population: 326, virtually all of whom were penniless. Over the following decades, Hustead grew his store into a $10 million empire, now famous throughout the world, still with one location in that nowhere South Dakota… Continue Reading

Consulting Income Report: November 2012

Consulting Income Report: November 2012

As many of you know, I share my consulting income details for a few reasons: To keep me motivated. 🙂 To be transparent, and show you both what’s possible as well as mistakes made. To inspire you to take action and start or grow your business. If you’re just starting out, building a business will take hard… Continue Reading

Looking for 10 people–but don’t bother if you aren’t serious

Looking for 10 people–but don’t bother if you aren’t serious

Have you either: NOT started your consulting business yet, OR started your consulting business, BUT not made as much progress as you’d like? Do you want to: eliminate your doubts, fears, and inner conflicts that are holding you back or sabotaging your consulting business? earn more? get more clients? create more dependable consulting income? Are… Continue Reading