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How to Get Past Your Failures and Become a Great Success


Revlon, GE, FedEx, Microsoft all share something you may not know…

Put any excuses that are holding you back aside. They’re not doing you any good.

While they are all successful companies, they also were all started during a recession.

Proof that great companies can arise from times of hardship.

Maybe your last business didn’t succeed or you were fired from your job.

It doesn’t matter.

Stop feeling sorry for yourself.

If you hang on to the past too long it begins to dictate your future.

Clients care much less about your past position or failed business than they do about what you’re doing now.

Put any excuses that are holding you back aside. They’re not doing you any good.

Identify who your ideal clients are.

Figure out how to get in front of them.

How to show them that you are an authority and expert in your area.

Demonstrate value.

Engage them in a meaningful conversation about their business and how you can help.

Don’t overcomplicate things and certainly don’t let any baggage from your past drag you down.

Success is yours for the taking.


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10 thoughts on “How to Get Past Your Failures and Become a Great Success

  1. Georgina says:

    I love this article. Straight to the point, uplifting and extremely true!!

  2. Went full time the day the market crashed in 1987. Scary? Yes. Looking back I often muse that the FIRST day in business was the WORST day in business – every day since has been better.

    But the markets were targeted and the plans were in place. It all worked out, and has been great fun (and financially successful.) Good advice!

  3. Derek Blair says:

    Absolutely perfectly timed article, Michael. I bought your program 18 months ago and today is the day when it all comes together. Thanks (again) for the inspiration. The CSS is worth a hundred times its face value.

    • Derek – awesome, I’m happy you also found the Consulting Success System helpful!

  4. Sandy says:

    Very true and to the point advice. We all need reminding every now and again. Thank you.

  5. Simon Yaw Boribah says:

    I like all your pieces of advice. However, I still need help in creating a niche for myself. My consultancy is focused on organizational development. After reading an article you posted a few months ago, I noted that my focus is too broad for a niche to be created, Kindly help me to create a niche for my consultancy business. I need a small part of organizational development which can attract more clients for me to survive in the consultancy business

    • Simon – I’m glad you’re finding the information helpful. There are many articles on the site that can help you narrow your focus and create a powerful positioning and specialization. Think about what you are good at, what differentiates you and how you can provide your clients with spectacular value. That will help get you going.

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