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A skyscraper nearly collapsed — what it means for you

How a skyscraper nearly collapsed -- and what it means for you and your goals

In June 1978, the engineers who built the Citigroup skyscraper in midtown Manhattan got a call saying their building was at imminent risk of collapse. The call came from a Princeton University student who’d done new engineering calculations as part of her thesis. Those calculations showed the Citigroup building wouldn’t be able to withstand the […]

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More reader consulting mistakes, plus advice on how to fix

worst consulting mistakes

Let’s get right into it: today, I’m sharing 2 more reader consulting mistakes, but this time with my advice. (I also share another inspiring reader story). First, Jeff B. sent me this: Ugh. A consultant making $12.50 an hour? That’s taking it on the chin. Here’s how it could’ve been structured differently, even with the […]

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The doors are open, plus 2 reader stories on consulting pricing: 1 cringe-worthy, 1 awe-inspiring

Consulting pricing -- how much?

Yes, the doors are open on my mini course on consulting pricing. But before I cover all the details below, I wanted to share 2 reader stories, 1 cringe-worthy and 1 awe-inspiring. Why am I doing this? It’s to show how virtually every one of you (myself included) has made a cringe-worthy consulting mistake, as […]

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Your worst consulting stories–and how to prevent these mistakes

worst consulting mistakes

I’ve been getting some REALLY interesting emails from you about the biggest, worst consulting stories & mistakes you’ve made with pricing. Here are 2 I want to share where LOTS of money was lost: and: Have you been in a similar situation–wanted the work or the client or thought/hoped it’d lead to further work? Are […]

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The 1 question you need to answer when you start consulting

Start consulting: your consulting skills are more important than the tools

There’s a question you need to answer when you start consulting (or any business) that’s crucial to your success. Once you know the question, it’ll seem ridiculously obvious. But still, few ask it, and fewer still know how to answer it. Before I show you what I mean, here’s an example of what you might be […]

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The most common consulting mistake people make, and how to prevent it (Client Pipeline Mastery excerpt)

I’m excited to show this to you because it includes some of the deeper material from the Client Pipeline Mastery course — specifically, on selling. And though I reveal the power behind an ideal client profile, I also show how to prevent making the single biggest consulting mistake I see people make. In short, you […]

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5 stupid things I did to get clients when I started my consulting business

wasting time

Apparently I hit a nerve with last week’s 3 Huge Mistakes post: a lot of you said you’ve been wasting time on busyness instead of business, and as a result haven’t been able to get clients. In today’s post, I’ll share 5 stupid things I did to get clients when I started my consulting business. […]

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[Day 4/4] Answers to your toughest consulting problems on getting clients

Consulting support

OK, here’s #4 of 4 installments of reader consulting questions and consulting problems, though I’ll still answer as many of your questions as possible. In fact, I’m going to schedule a live conference call/webinar in about 2 weeks to do exactly that: answer your consulting questions and give you specific, tactical advice on getting unstuck […]

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