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Smarter Consulting: How to start up and succeed as an independent consultant by Mike Johnson

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Chapter 3. Getting out and getting going

 

‘Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.’

 
 --Janis Joplin
 

‘You’ve got to take the bitter with the sour.’

 
 --Sam Goldwyn

Well congratulations! You have decided, even after all the discouragement and seriously scary warnings, to go out and do it – become a true independent. Your days as an employee or a student are numbered. You’ve checked out all the angles, know who you are, what you want to do and how to get yourself there. But let us remember one big thing before we begin. Now you are committed, the thing you need most of all to get you on your way and sustain you is enthusiasm and self-belief. You have to leave all those nagging little doubts behind and get on with the show. Truth, of course, ...

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