The Secret to Consulting Success

May 12 08:31 2009 Rob Llewellyn Print This Article

Quite frankly there is no 'secret' to consulting success, just as there's no secret to building a plumbing empire or a large construction company. The word 'secret' has been used for decades to make people water at the mouth and let them think that there is one secret to fulfilling their dreams.

Success in consulting,Guest Posting as in any field, is all down to a lot of hard work. I have not come across one successful consultant or entrepreneur (ever) who have said; "oh my success was very easy. I didn't have to work hard for it".

Rather than searching for 'the secret', those aspiring to become a successful consultant should look to learn from the approaches taken by others who are already successful independent consultants. Some of these people have a lot to offer and often at no cost.

Assume that your company has paying clients, the expertise to serve those clients, and an effective method of business development and service delivery. Given those assumptions, I believe the great companies separate themselves from everyone else based on the passion of their people.

Passion drives us, whether it's in sport, business, politics or otherwise and to accomplish your dreams, you need passion. Of course you need to know and do many things too, but the passion in you will drive you to know and to do whatever is required of you to be successful.

So if you can harness and apply your passion, it will lead you to discovery, then mastery and, finally, to success. Without passion, you can struggle through, but true success will always escape you. If you are not passionate about what you're doing, sooner or later it will rise to the surface in front of you, your colleagues, clients, friends and family.

If you can't keep your inner fire burning, you are in the wrong business and you should carefully reconsider your options before you travel 1000 miles down a road that you one day discover was in the wrong direction. So consider the nature of your consulting business very carefully. 

There is considerable work to be done to be a successful consultant and you want to ensure that work is being done on a business which is right for you. So if you are passionate about flowers, consider a consulting business around that. Or if you love establishing new processes you might consider being a business consultant specialising in that niche. But if you don't like working out, don't even consider starting a health and fitness consulting business. 

When I get excited about a new idea, I feel the excitement run deep through my body. A feeling of invigoration comes across me and I am almost addicted to implementing the idea in my business. Sometimes I'm so passionate about something I have to force myself to stop working (although it seems like fun) and go to bed. 

You see, this is passion, and this is what successful business organisations are built on. Passion is the driving force and inner desire among entrepreneurs and leaders across the world which makes you want to continually pursue going above and beyond.

If you want to become a successful consultant in an area for which you have passion, click here and learn how you can win a pipeline of high paying clients and earn a six figure income. If you're tired of working for an average salary and you feel that you have so much more to offer, perhaps it's time to consider starting your own consulting business.

But first consider the following questions:

  • Why you want to be an independent consultant?
  • Are you an entrepreneur?
  • Do you have something worthwhile to offer?
  • Regardless of your area of consulting, are you prepared to sell?
  • Is there a market for you?
  • Can you commit the time?
  • Are you prepared for the risks, peaks and troughs of running your own business?

If after considering these questions you believe that consulting is right for you, look out for helpful advice from a consultant who has already proven themselves to be a successful consultant.

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