Why Consulting Is So Easy

I use a framing store for the certificates I hand out in sessions such as my Million Dollar Consulting® College. For December’s College, my wife took the certificates from the calligrapher to the framer, but the owner told her that her husband, who actually did the framing, wasn’t there and wouldn’t be back for a couple of weeks—far past my deadline. She directed my wife to an arts store a couple of miles away where there are assembled frames. We …




The Dog Star: Fetch

(The Dog Star is a symbol of power, will, and steadfastness of purpose, and exemplifies the One who has succeeded in bridging the lower and higher consciousness. – Astrological Definition) My German Shepherd, Koufax, routinely picks up a squeaky toy (he has dozens) and drops it next to me on the couch. I throw it, and he does a lap or two of the bedroom and then drops it six feet away. I retrieve it, throw it again, and the …


Alan’s Monday Morning Memo – 12/27/10

Alan's Monday Morning Memo

December 27, 2010—Issue #67 This week’s focus point: Season’s Best to everyone! In this “lull” before New Year’s, spend an hour a day thinking about your business and/or talking about it with a significant other or trusted colleague. Don’t think about how to fix, repair, or commit to remedial work. Instead, focus on what you’re already very good at and how to capitalize on that strength. We all grow by building on strengths, not by trying to metamorphose every weakness …



ALAN’S TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS FOR CONSULTANTS

ALAN’S TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS FOR CONSULTANTS By Alan Weiss Reprinted from last year at popular request. (with apologies to everyone from the 16th Century and prior) On the first day of Christmas My efforts brought to me, A large dose of self-esteem. On the second day of Christmas My efforts brought to me, Two new ideas, And a large dose of self-esteem. On the third day of Christmas My efforts brought to me, Three great colleagues, Two new ideas, …




The Dog Star: The Pack

(The Dog Star is a symbol of power, will, and steadfastness of purpose, and exemplifies the One who has succeeded in bridging the lower and higher consciousness. – Astrological Definition) We have with us our daughter, her husband, our twin granddaughters, our son, his girlfriend, our two dogs and our son’s bulldog. Full house, even for us. The dogs immediately formed a pack. Koufax and Humphrey, the bulldog, fight and play, and Buddy Beagle remains wary and crafty, but they …