Doin It With Kwaisi France: Bob Murray
This week I sit down with Bob Murray to talk consulting, entrepreneurship, and the difficulties of making a living outside of the normal realm of the “9 to 5”.
The dictionary defines a consultant as “an expert in a particular field who works as an advisor either to a company or to another individual.” Sounds pretty vague, doesn’t it? It’s not.
A consultant’s job is to consult. Nothing more, nothing less. It’s that simple. There’s no magic formula or secret that makes one consultant more successful than another one. In this day and age, anyone can be a consultant. All you need to discover is what your particular gift is.
Bob will be a good consultant because of his passion and drive for excellence, but he will be a great consultant because he is knowledgeable about the many subjects he will be consulting in. I thank Bob for taking the time to sit down with me, and here are some things we think you should think about before you go dive in headfirst to consulting:
1) Depending upon your profession, you may need special certification or a special license before you can begin operating as a consultant.
2) Make sure you have the qualifications necessary to get the job done.
3) Are you organized enough to become a consultant? Do you like to plan your day? Are you an expert when it comes to time management? The answer to all three of those questions should be yes.
4) Networking is critical to the success of any type of consultant today.
5) If your goals do not match up with the time and energy it takes to open and successfully build a consulting business, then you should reconsider.