Are you ready to be an Independent HR Consultant?


If you wait for the timing to be perfect then the reality is that you will probably never do anything.

When I was in High School I had a Teacher who gave a speech on the day she retired saying that she hadn’t really wanted to be a Teacher – she just never decided what she did actually want to do!  What a thought!!

So if that idea is niggling away and you just can’t get it out of your head then don’t waste months and years dithering (one of my favourite words) and trying to decide what to do – give it some proper consideration, think about what it would mean, what you would need to achieve with it, why you want to do it, what barriers you will need to overcome – in short, go old school and do SWOT analysis.  Then either do it – or don’t do it, but most of all, make a decision you can look back on and be happy with.

What if you try it and you fail?  Well then you will be joining a long line of well-known people who have done the same thing.  I remember reading that Walt Disney had his business plan for Disneyland rejected by potential investors over 200 times before he got a Yes for it.

200!!! I would probably have given up after 10.

Most people give up on their dreams after hearing No just once or twice.

Other Famous Failures

Steve Jobs – Started Apple in a garage with a Business Partner and then was fired from it.

Abraham Lincoln – Failed at running a business, had a nervous breakdown, was defeated the first time he ran for President

Michael Jordan – “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career, I’ve lost almost 300 games, 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.  I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.  And that is why I succeed.”

Then there is the famous quote from Thomas Edison about inventing the lightbulb – “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”

So if you are looking for a guaranteed route to success then this probably isn’t it – you will know you are ready if you want it enough to really work for it, to face rejection, to take the bad days and use them to motivate rather than discourage you, to keep your vision clear in your mind and keep moving forward, even when it seems like progress is painfully slow.

If it was easy then everyone would do it.

It’s not easy – but if it is worth it to you, then you are ready.