In early August one of my favorite Wall Street Journal / Start Up Journal columnists Rob Levinson wrote his last column. Rob was a “victim / gift” of the dot com fall who provided tons of fabulous advice over his tenure. In his last column he took a look back at what he learned about being a business consultant over the three year period.
As this column comes to an end, and I look back at what I’ve learned since 2002, one lesson that stands out is that it’s OK to ask for help. That’s why in this last column I offer advice to others who are just starting out. Here’s my six-tip “cheat sheet” for newly independent consultants trying to find their own road.
1. Enter as an expert.
2. Nurture your network.
3. Become an authority.
4. Align yourself with winners.
5. Know it’s OK to feel afraid.
6. Value your talent.
Hop on over and read the entire column After Three Years Solo, A Consultant Looks Back.
What about you? Do you have anything else to add? Leave me a comment.