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I am TIRED of Consulting

April 5, 2016

 

There, I said it...Pretty sobering thought, considering this is what I do for a living.  This is my "bread and butter."  But, I am...

 

For the past 6 years now, I have been working as a consultant with various organizations, helping them with many different things.  The fact that I have been blessed with this opportunity is beyond me...Certainly a gift from God.  I have been given the opportunity to work with great people and great organizations that serve great purposes.  To say this work has been fulfilling is, by far, an understatement.  

 

However, like I stated above, I am tired of consulting.  It seems like nowadays, everyone is a consultant, whether be some guy who knows how to build an awesome website or someone who is temporarily unemployed and just trying to make ends meet until they find their next job, the market is saturated. Nonprofit organizations, as a matter of fact all organizations, are inundated with information from all types of consultants, slinging their services.  Not saying they don't do good work, but...Where do you even begin to determine who is going to the best job for you?  And, are they going to be around in the long-term to stand behind their work?

 

So what is the purpose of my rant?

 

The problem with all of this, is we have created an environment where we just go out and look for someone to do the work for us because services for ANYTHING are so available.  We seek to have someone who claims to know it all, come in and take care o