20 Sure Fire Questions To Know If Independent Consulting Is Right For You

cONSULting could be your next big move

cONSULting could be your next big move

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to “go out on your own”? Start your own business? I get asked a lot of questions about my consulting business - one of the top questions being “Could a consulting business be right for me?”.

Well, the short answer is - that depends.

To help you navigate this question I’ve created a list of questions just for YOU. After realizing many of these questions were true for me, I knew it was time to do something different with my career and start my own thing.

After reading below, you’ll have a sense on whether, in fact, a consulting business is right up your alley… or not!

Let’s get this party started, okay?

Are you…

  • Really dang good at a specific skill/role/job (No modesty here. There is at least ONE thing you do better than most people.)?

  • Overworked and still not lovin’ it?

  • Underpaid and REALLY not lovin’ it?

  • Tired of everyone telling you, “if you could just fix this one thing, you’ll get promoted”?

  • Interested in focusing on your strengths?

  • Busy AND bored at work?

Do you want to choose…

  • The type of work you do?

  • Who you work with?

  • The hours you work?

  • How much vacation you take and when you take it?

  • Your own definition of success?

  • What work/life balance means to you?

Is it important that…

  • Your work matters?

  • Your coworkers are awesome?

  • You make a difference and help others succeed?

  • You get paid for how much you work?

  • You make an impact on the world?

  • Your work focuses on your strengths, what you do well?

  • You work for your own dreams rather than someone else’s?

Do you like…

  • Working on a variety of different things?

  • Continuous learning?

  • Exposure to different industries and companies?

  • Working with new people from time to time?

Would you rather not…

  • Write your own performance review. Ever. Again. (unless you really want to)

  • Work 60-80 hour weeks (unless you choose to - again… that key word “choice”!)

Is your…

  • Life vision not in alignment to where your life actually is?

  • Current job preventing you from achieving your long term life goals

Do you desire…

  • Loving going to work each day

  • Having a profitable business - all of your own!

  • Calling 100% of the shots in your career

Finally, do you want…

To live a life designed by YOU - a life filled with freedom, flexibility, and abundance?

‘Nuff said. Amen. Mic drop. You get it.

If you find yourself nodding to most (or even some) of these… EXPLORE INDEPENDENT CONSULTING. By no means is this list meant to paint the picture that consulting is the perfect profession (it’s absolutely not).

This list IS meant to highlight how independent consulting could create a different life for you. One that aligns with your vision and values.

I’d love to help you get started. Together, we can get running and profitable in 60 days.

Now for the final question…

Where do YOU want to be 60 days from now? Let’s chat!

About Holly

Holly works with professionals to create consulting businesses using expertise they already have. Holly’s program will have you up, running, and profitable in 60 days or less. Drop her a note at: holly@hollyknoll.com