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I’m a working Mom of two kids, ages 14 and 4. I traded my corporate job for consulting and make more money than most executives. I live a blended life with hardly any boundaries. I work and play every day. I typically work half my work day during the day and the other half at night. I take several professional level dance classes a week and water-ski every other Friday morning. Although I love to cook, these days we mostly live on raw fruits and vegetables, peanut butter and frozen burritos. I’m quick on the mute button and I can tell you a foolproof way to do a professional conference call from Disneyland.

#3 – People Buy Your Experience

A few years ago, I had a client who was a CPA and started her career in public accounting. She went on to work for several other companies, always in tech and always in finance and accounting functions. She said, “I’m tired of tech and I don’t want anyone to know I am a CPA.

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#2 – Now for the Hard Work and Risk

A solid consulting practice is built through hard work and a willingness to take risk. No check goes into my bank account unless I go out and win the business.  In consulting, you have to hunt what you eat.  I get out the binoculars, climb the mountain, scout the...

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#1 – It Really is Easy to Get Started

It’s surprisingly easy to start your own consulting business. All you need is a computer, a phone, brainpower and business experience. The work is the same as the work you’ve been doing in your corporate job only better. If you start right away, you can be doing billable work as soon as next week.

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The Fiercest Creature in the Animal Kingdom

Who is the most feared creature in the animal kingdom? If you ran into a grizzly bear in the forest, you would be scared, right? What if you ran into a mama grizzly bear with a cub in tow? You would be terrified. Ten times more scared than running in to a regular grizzly bear. A mother is unquestionably the fiercest creature in the animal kingdom.

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3 Cheers for Technology!

Last week as I was skimming yet another article on how our lives are being ruined by technology, I got mad. I am sick of reading all these articles on how terrible phones and Facebook and video games are for all of us.

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Can Your Target Clients Afford You?

Are you running into clients who say you are too expensive?  Then you need to lower your prices, right?  WRONG!  First, you need to make sure your target market can afford you.  You may need to make a shift.  Second, you need to learn to spot the bottom-feeders...

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Make Space and Give Grace

January never seems like the right time to start a new year. It’s the middle of winter when much of the natural world is asleep. At least in the Northern hemisphere. Most of the modern world recognizes January 1st as the beginning of the new year, but many religious and cultural communities also follow their own calendars.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Consulting Business

I’m a working Mom of two kids, ages 14 and 4. I traded my corporate job for consulting and I love it. I live a blended life with hardly any boundaries. I work and play every day. I typically work half my work day during the day and the other half at night. I take...

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Getting Started is the Hardest Thing

Last week I asked about your biggest challenge. What is your biggest challenge with your consulting business? Finding the courage to dive in? Fear of leaving your corporate job? Getting started? Charging enough? Finding Clients? Juggling it all? Something else?...

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