Top 10 Reasons to Become an Independent Consultant…

With apologies to David Letterman…

10 – MONEY Can lead to Financial Independence. It ultimately did for me.

9 – PLACE Choose your own work location. Worked out of my home for the past 30+ years, and must say I really enjoy the commute. The view from the patio is nice too.

8 – TIME – Set your own schedule. Never did like the idea of 8 to 5. Or worse, never liked the idea of unpaid overtime. Much better to be PAID for working on a panic project.

7 – SECURITY – Can’t be fired. Took two layoffs to figure this out. Real security is having multiple “bosses” — no single client can put you out of business.

Do some good, have some fun, make some money. Nuff said.

5 – INDEPENDENCE – Call your own shots. Stop cleaning up messes made by others. As a minimum, you at least have the fun of making the messes in the first place.

Be a leader, not a follower. Be the captain of your own ship, even if it is just a rowboat.  Besides, little rowboats can often go where the big boys can’t.

3 – LEGACY –
Make the world a better place.
Leave the world better than you found it. Like teaching, your counsel and advice may well outlive you.

No need to conform. Work when you want, where you want, and as much or as little as you want. You can even wear goofy hats!

That is what really drives Uncle Daryl. Rule your world! Do it YOUR way!

Upon reflection, these top ten rules apply to almost ANY small business!

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