How do coders become consultants? They specialize, develop a point of view, and market based on their ability to move the needle for clients.
This podcast explores the transition from coder to consultant through interviews with those making and enjoying the results of this transition, and occasional audio essays from your host Philip Morgan.
This journey takes time, so why don't you join us now?
CPP 145: I want unreasonable things for you in 2021
This letter might be for you. I can’t know, because the response to an email sent to a list is always a probability distribution, never a certainty. I reckon this email lands in a meaningful way for 4% of you.
It is audacious that I should want anything specific for you, other than a nice, warm, up-and-to-the-right curve for your happiness and achievement; a general and sincere well-wishing for your life. You should plot your own course.
And yet I persist in wanting specific things for you. Unreasonable things.
CPP 144: Stephen Warley on Working For Yourself
It's not the *best* summary of this episode, but it might be the most interesting: Stephen Warley of Life Skills That Matter talks about running weird businesses.
CPP 143: Jay Clouse of Freelancing School on... Relationships! (The Business Kind)
It's rare to encounter someone in the advice-to-freelancers game with such a refreshingly simple approach to cultivating new opportunity. Listen for more details.
CPP 142: Mental blocks to selling advisory services
It really is harder for us to sell advisory services. But we can learn and adapt and grow.
There are 4 reasons why it's harder to sell advisory services.
CPP 141: The Product *Is* The Marketing
With my clients, marketing is this extra burden. It's this other business function that requires work, learning, investment, and discipline.
CPP 140: Grazing -> Cowpaths -> Roads
I believe a useful form of order can emerge from chaos. You can purposefully use focused chaos to *create* order.