Are you a consultant?
Well, yes and no. The word “Consultant” has some interesting baggage, much of it good; some quite bad. So I prefer the description “problem solver.
I will do what it takes to understand your issues. Whatever it takes. I will provide possible solutions. No calendar watching, no clock watching. No motivation to make a problem last longer. We both get what we want faster.
Finding a solution:
Finding the solution will probably involve a few discussions. I’ll ask a lot of questions. It’s possible you’ll figure something out during that process. I will think. I might loiter in your business. If necessary, I’ll work in the trenches. I’ll call again with more questions. I will think some more. I will do what it takes to figure out or create a solution to our now shared problem. If that means I need to talk to managers, customers or even to go down stairs and scrub trashcans with your people, that’s what I’ll do.
If I can’t help you, I’ll let you know. If I fail at finding a solution, I will refund everything to you.
What I’m good at:
- Identifying problems “in the wild”
- Identifying and adjusting motivations
- Creative solutions to problems
- Finding opportunities
- Figuring things out
- Learning, quickly and effectively
Things that appeal to me:
- Helping people solve problems
- Getting paid to help people solve problems
- Helping with big problems or small problems
- Working on interesting problems
- Providing value
Things that do NOT appeal to me:
- Trying to sell myself or my time. I don’t do hard sell, ever.
- Watching the clock or the calendar ( By having a problem to solve instead of billing by the day, I can go think where I think best — which may be while mowing the lawn
- Repetitive tasks requiring mental attention. While I’m a decent detective, if it involves going through your financial statements with a fine toothed comb, I’m not your guy
- Working by time: thinking requires a mental posture, not a physical posture.
I do some of my best thinking while fishing, splitting wood, mowing the lawn or taking a walk.
If we agree on a problem and a price, you care about the problem getting solved. (Which is really what I care about too!) Neither of us watches a clock and we’re both happier. I will be able to solve more problems, get more yard work done, and catch more fish.
If you’d like to get started, Use the e-mail link here, and I’ll get back to you!