To Be The Best, First Get Better

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Consultants often play the endless mind game of ‘know everything, know nothing’.

They start their careers by thinking they don’t know enough to be successful.

A year or two in and they think they know everything there is to know.

A simple excuse is to say that it costs money and that you don’t have an organization to fund this investment for you.

Today I want to talk about this second phase. If you’re aiming to the best in your industry or one of the best around then this is for you…

Top organizations across the globe invest in ensuring their leaders and employees have the best training.

Whether it’s bringing in speakers, trainers or consultants to share new perspectives and teach skills and approaches they are unfamiliar with.

The best of these organizations do this on a regular basis. They have annual programs to ensure that their ‘best’ keep getting better so the organization grows and prospers.

So why is it that many independent consultants feel that they know everything there is to know?

They get comfortable where they are by having enough clients to provide an income and some freedom.

Yet inside they want more. They know they should achieve greater success.

The question is, “how can they achieve that success if they aren’t prepared to improve their knowledge and skills?”

A simple excuse is to say that it costs money and that you don’t have an organization to fund this investment for you.

What’s changed is that YOU are the organization. The actions you take determine how successful the organization will be.

It doesn’t matter if your organization is 10 people, 3 people or just YOU.

If you want to be the best, you need to first get better.

And to get better you need to do what the best do – continually invest in improving your knowledge, skills and performance.

If you’re new to consulting get started here; and if you’re ready to take your consulting business to the next level this is for you.