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Listening Time:

38 min

Episode 88: Resolutions for a Better Consulting Business and Life in 2021—with Deb Zahn

In this Craft of Consulting podcast episode, host Deb Zahn talks about her resolutions for 2021 aimed at making her consulting business and life better. She gets detailed about what worked and didn't work in 2020—things that weren't 2020's fault—and how making improvements will help her generate consulting revenue, maintain a robust client pipeline, allow systems to free up her time, produce content that makes a difference, and have a more balanced life (including more time with mom).


Deb Zahn

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Episode Details

Host Deb Zahn shares

  • Focusing on the planning to make deliberate decisions about what you should do and what you should not be doing in 2021

  • Planning for my weaknesses by scheduling dedicated planning time with a cushion throughout 2021

  • Plotting out what I'm going to assess, plan, and make decisions about during the year, including related to my business finances, client pipeline, systems, content, and life balance

  • Avoiding common business rookie moves

  • Reducing financial risks by ensuring that I am not starving any stage in my pipeline and see an empty pipeline

  • Looking at your life weekly to make adjustments based on what worked, what didn't, and any new realities that you suddenly have to pay attention to

  • Freeing myself up and supporting my aspirations by creating systems that enable my life decisions and help make them stick

  • Freeing myself up by saying no to clients and engagements that are not a fit and buh-bye to Facebook and Twitter

  • Setting aside dedicated Mom Time for travel, activities, and bucket-list beaver spotting

  • Using specificity to make changes that matter and make them stick

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