Episode 47: Consulting When Life is Difficult—with Deb Zahn
In this Craft of Consulting podcast episode, host Deb Zahn shares how she and other consultants have handled consulting when their lives got difficult. Deb shares strategies you can use to manage the pressures of consulting when the pressures of life get to be too much. She also shares her experiences and the choices she made to take care of herself and still build her robust consulting business.
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Keeping up with all your consulting commitments and building your business can be difficult when challenging life events happen, such as illnesses, divorce, or loved ones dying. Deb shares real stories and proven strategies for managing those times when consulting feels like too much to handle. She talks about:
Giving yourself permission to take care of yourself
Letting go of pride and perfection
Prioritizing the things in your life that matter most
Creating a financial cushion for times you can’t work
Picking what to stop doing so you can focus on what’s most important
Working when it’s a welcome distraction
Nurturing your baseline of self-care to weather the tough times
Asking for and accepting help
Renegotiating with clients
Making sure your clients get what they need
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Listening Time: 36min.