Last week, I spent a few days in Boston at a consulting convention to expand my thinking on consulting so that I can continually provide more value to clients (which is always spurred on by seeing new scenery like the Boston sites below).
While at the convention, my business partner and I also launched our newly upgraded and expanded value of our new venture, the Society for the Advancement of Consulting that provides value to consultants and entrepreneurs. When I agreed to take this role on, I had no idea the value it would bring to my consulting practice with expanded thinking.
We have not only strategized on growth strategies which are quite applicable for my clients but we have also expanded our horizons in building a scalable, profitable, lean infrastructure so that the 80/20 of the processes will be seamlessly sustainable once the foundation is put in place. We have also combined different strengths quite productively for win-win results. I’m looking forward to applying these additional ideas and principles with my clients as the appropriate situations arise!
One tip to implement this week:
Have you thought about how to expand your thinking? A first good step would be to take a step back and think about ways to expand your thinking. It is quite easy to get stuck inside your current reality. Consider some ways to deliberately push the envelope.
For example, should you invite someone who is quite different from you to brainstorm? I have gained some interesting and unexpected insights by partnering with someone new.
Should you attend a different event you wouldn’t typically attend and deliberately set out to meet a few new people and ask them about a trending topic? Since I was in the limelight explaining this newly enhanced consulting society, I met many people I wouldn’t have met otherwise.
Can you ask your customers and suppliers for ideas? How about trade associations? After all, that is part of the point of this consulting society within our particular field. What about you?