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Things I wish I knew when I started by consulting career

my experience Aug 10, 2020

One of our fantastic graduate consultants caught me off guard this week by asking me to share with him some of the things I wish I had known when I started my consulting career some 15 years ago. Having not thought about this previously I answered poorly! so I wanted to follow up having thought through the answer to this question. I thought this was quite a good answer so wanted to share!

1. Nothing is EVER as bad as it seems

I cringe when I think about the amount of time I spent worrying about the ramifications of a mistake or a missed deadline. Sleepless nights. Mind racing 24x7. Nothing was ever as bad as it seemed at the time. Treat each failure as a learning opportunity and get over it! Others certainly will.

2. The HARD work is ABSOLUTELY worth it

I’ve always had a great work ethic and the extra effort has always served me well. I regret none of the late nights and weekends that I put into my career. If I was putting in extra hours I was generally doing something outside...

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