Monday, April 16, 2018

10 Tips for Every Consultant

So you are already a consultant or would like to become one and that is wonderful, I am so glad that you decided to stop by and take the time to read my tips.  I am randomly placing ten of the best tips that I can find on the internet and including my opinions as well, so as always if you feel like there is a tip that you would like to comment on feel free to follow up on the comment section below.

Being a consultant can mean a lot of different things and many people do it without even knowing they are, but the professionals can get paid a lot, and even more importantly your needed and trusted.

 10.  Trust-  We all know trust works both ways, but you have to allow the brand a way to visibly see that you can be trusted to take on their needs.

9. Opportunity-  Take the time to really get to know the obstacle you are challenged with consulting , and stay ahead of the knowledge because you will need everything in your arsonal to be a good consultant no matter what field or branch you choose.

8.  Honesty-  Be honest with yourself and client because if you get over achiever skills in your head or feel that you can overtake a project then this can become problematic if you do not follow through or drop the ball.

7.  Read books- Seriously take the time to read books that can help and guide you.  Yes the internet is an easy resource but an actual book can be taken where the wifi can not.

6.  Follow your own lead- Once you know what you need to do to pursue your job, make sure you listen to your gut and really follow what you think is right because in the end you are the only one that takes the fall if something is not correct.
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5.  Detail-  This is a huge factor when presenting and doing your job. Being present in the moment and paying attention to every detail will pay off and make your client's happier.

4.  Mix up your skills-  It is important not to focus on just one skill when being a consultant you need to be on top of the current needs and hone into ways that will make you rise above the rest so you can easily develop better insights for the client.

3. Questions-  The asking of questions is must and you should not shy away from doing so. You need to give the brand or client anything they need but be able to pick better options, at the same time while creating an atmosphere that is beneficial to everyone.

2.  Problem Solve-  Best if you are already a natural problem solver but if you need to practice this, it is a major thing to acheive.  It can get you out of a bind and keep the client happy.

1.  Thinking -  I know this sounds like a common sense tip, but most people will actually not bother to stop and think before talking and as a consultant this is going to be a great thing to practice.  You need to be able to humble yourself to others needs and think inside your head before getting ahead.

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10 Great Business Tools

I have a list of business tools that I have found from the internet and think that they might be extremely useful to you.  Especially if you are a small business owner.  Although anyone can really benefit by trying out the listed resources and may even find some important ways to build or better your current situation. I am listing these as one to ten but that is not in order of importance, more so just to keep track.  If you have personally tried any of these methods and have an experience that you would like to share, please leave that in the comment section.

10. GoCo- Managing HR and benefits doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. It is vital but it doesn’t have to be consuming. The brands desire, as they build the company, is to free customers from the pain of bad, painful, and expensive HR and benefits administration.

9.  Quickbooks-  Make organization easy and they don't expect you to be an accounting expert. That’s why QuickBooks helps keep everything organized in one place. And, if you have an accountant, share your books for seamless collaboration.

8.  Mention Influencer Stack- Mention is the best tool to find influencers already talking about your brand. Monitor your brand name all over the web and social media, and Mention will rank every user based on influence. You can then reach out directly from the platform.

7.  Quora-  Quora’s mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge. A vast amount of the knowledge that would be valuable to many people is currently only available to a few — either locked in people’s heads, or only accessible to select groups.

6.  Trello- Trello is the easy, free, flexible, and visual way to manage your projects and organize anything, trusted by millions of people from all over the world.

5.  Intercom-  Intercom builds a suite of messaging-first products that all modern internet businesses can use to accelerate growth across the customer lifecycle, from acquisition, to engagement, and support.

4.  Meltwater-    Meltwater is committed to fostering the growth of the greater startup and data science ecosystem around the world - from MEST, their Pan-African entrepreneurial training program and incubator, to Shack15, the first global data science hub.

3.  Freshbooks-  The all-new FreshBooks is accounting software that makes running your small business easy, fast and secure. Spend less time on accounting and more time doing the work you love.

2.  Upwork-  On Upwork you’ll find a range of top talent, from programmers to designers, writers, customer support reps, and more.
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1. Izenda-  Izenda offers cutting-edge technology that supports all of your reporting and embedded analytics needs.  The technology embeds seamlessly into your application so it’s invisible to your end users. This is a simple solution for complex data – They do the heavy lifting while you get all the credit.

I hope that you are able to find something to fit your needs.

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They have an excellent selection of high quality and well packaged multi-purpose flours that are Gluten Free, GMO-Free, Vegan, Kosher. Banana Flour, Plantain Flour, Almond Flour Buckwheat Flour, Chickpea Flour, Coconut Flour,  Quinoa - Flour, Teff Flour, Farro - Gluten Flour

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Origami Zodiac by Mark Bolitho Review

Origami Zodiac: East and West
by Mark Bolitho
Perfectly Mindful Origami - Origami Zodiac East and West
This covetable collection of perfectly mindful origami includes 25 inventive paper projects for all signs of the zodiac, both eastern and western. From an elegant dragon and a complex scorpion to a stylised monkey and a classic rooster, each project is superbly designed and clearly explained with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions. Also included are 30 sheets of origami paper to get you started on a relaxing and creative activity for your digital detox time. Whether you are an origami beginner or a seasoned paper crafter looking for a more complex challenge, Perfectly Mindful Origami will exercise your mind while clearing it of clutter.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I like that the book features really cool ideas and also paper to help to get started.  The projects are super challenging but will get easier as you practice.  I think the book can even help to reduce stress as you learn to take time out and create the beautiful paper figures. 

The Lifegiving Parent Experience by Sally Clarkson Review

The Lifegiving Parent Experience: A 10-Week Journey of Parenting for Life
by Sally Clarkson
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This companion resource to The Lifegiving Parent is intended for use as a Bible study and discussion guide in conjunction with the core book. Each chapter begins with a "Lifegiving Parent Moment" narrative with probing questions, then moves into a study of relevant scriptures and discussion of the lifegiving parent principle, and concludes with prayer suggestions. The book and guide together make a great 10-week study of how to become a lifegiving parent for your children.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review Q&A -

- What did you like about the book and why?  It is filled with knowledge and helps to keep parents on track.  It can was easy to connect with and I felt that most of what was included would really help other parents as well. 

- What did you not like about the book and why? I felt like this was more of a do it directional than a cozy ease into it guide.   Possibly some people may be shut off by the more firm commitments and thoughts. 

- What did you learn? Everyone has a different way to bring up children and the authors of this book are more stern as well as super focused on faith based parenting. 

- To whom would you recommend this book and why?  Anyone of any older age that either already is or might be expecting to be a parent.   If you are going to bring up your child to believe in the Christian lifestyle, this may be a very good benefit to you. 

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