How to Find, Reconnect With, and Revive Your Professional Network

In early 2007, several months after moving on from my last venture, I found myself sitting on my butt a lot doing — well — not much of anything (I did get a lot of reading in). I wasn’t getting out all that much to interact with other people and wanted to re-connect with folks. I did not haveContinue reading “How to Find, Reconnect With, and Revive Your Professional Network”

The Professional Consulting Success Ladder

Perhaps You Need a Ladder… I’ve been doing a lot of pondering about the different approaches people take to being an independent IT professional. There are really (at least) 4-5 camps. And they make all the difference in the world when it comes to how happy you are with where you are and what approachesContinue reading “The Professional Consulting Success Ladder”

So… why don’t you have more business?

Have you pondered the post title recently? Why don’t you have more business? It’s a common failing among IT consultants to accept one of the following excuses: It’s just how it is It’s the economy, stupid It takes time to build up a sustainable business and I’m just not there yet and there’s little, ifContinue reading “So… why don’t you have more business?”