If you are motivated by a wish to help on the basis of kindness ...

“If you are motivated by a wish to help on the basis of kindness, compassion and respect, then you can do any kind of work, in any field, and function more effectively with less fear or worry, not being afraid of what others think or whether you will ultimately reach your goal.”

~ the Dalai Lama, in this tweet

You become what you give your attention to

“You become what you give your attention to. If you yourself don’t choose what thoughts and images you expose yourself to, someone else will ... and their motives may not be the highest.”

~ Epictetus

No dreams come without a bill

“No dreams come without a bill. The reality of making something happen is just a ton of hard work.”

~ Peter Gabriel

Hemingway: Each book should be a new beginning

“For a true writer, each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed.”

~ Ernest Hemingway

Real marriage is when ...

“Real marriage is when two individuals share the same goals in life, and want to help each other attain those goals.”

~ Swami Satchidananda

This is a page from my book, “A Survival Guide for New Consultants”

A simple secret to running a great meeting

“When I enter the interview room, 
I vow with all beings to trust my innate gumption 
and simply say it or do it.”

Zen Master Robert Aitken

As a consultant, you're expected to run a professional business meeting. In the few minutes before a meeting starts you can be as nice as you want, ask your client how his kids are doing and so on, but once the meeting starts it should be as quick and efficient as possible.

The “secret” to making a meeting snappy is very simple:

Giving advice: If you were my brother ... alvin July 31, 2017 - 7:00pm

“The way is not difficult. 

Only there must be no wanting, 
or not-wanting.”


Once you’ve become the high-paid, top-level consultant you desire to be, an important of your work comes down to giving advice. Once the big decisions have been made, there can also be a ton of detail work to be done -- but it all starts with the big decisions.