I don’t know if I’m a good consultant.
It’s not really possible to quantify the success of a consultant or how good they are.
There’s no training or practicing to be a good consultant. You can’t go into a training montage like Rocky and come out the best consultant in the world. (I wish I could. That would be awesome.)
I’ve tried to teach consulting. That’s almost impossible, too.
In sales it’s easy to know if you are good. In marketing, development, manufacturing, accounting, all easy too. It’s easy to judge how good your accountant or marketer is. Some consultants market or sell. But that’s not the same as being a consultant.
It’s impossible to really determine how good a consultant is. You can determine how successful a project is. But is all project success related to what a consultant does? Nope. Not at all.
I don’t think I’m good at what I do. I honestly have no way to tell. A lot of my projects have been wildly successful. Some I don’t want to remember or even talk about. But a consultant is not their projects.
So, if there’s no way to tell if I’m good or not…
I very well could be the best consultant in the world.
And you can’t prove me wrong.