How to Travel Less & Earn More Consulting Revenue

David A Fields

Some consultants love to travel for their consulting projects. Besides, when I’m on the road, there’s less time for marketing and business development, and I can’t play old-man hockey at the local rink. Consultants Project Management productivity project management time managementMe, I’m not a big fan. I prefer to be with my family, sleep in my own bed, eat healthy, home-cooked meals, and work in my gym clothes.

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Inside My Daily Routine As A Consultant: Podcast #97

Consulting Success

Being able to balance building a business with having a life full of freedom that allows you to travel, spend much time with your family, and take care of yourself is an ideal daily routine for most people. Consulting Success Podcast daily routine planning setting priorities time management to-do list work-life balance


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Productivity Boost for Consultants

Consulting Success

And today, I want to share with you one step that I’ve taken to significant increase my productivity, one step that’s allowed me to build multiple businesses, generate millions of dollars, write several books, hundreds of articles, work with clients all around the world, and still enjoy a lot of freedom, a lot of time to travel, a lot of time with […]. Consulting Videos consulting checklists Consulting Productivity Time Management for Consultants

Women Book Business Travel Earlier, Saving Companies Millions

Harvard Business

The demand for business travel is gender-independent, but men and women demonstrate different travel habits that impact the bottom line. We know from previous research that women react more strongly to unforeseen events and are more stressed than men when traveling for work. But what about when planning travel? We isolated data on how far in advance of flight women and men book their travel. Gender Stress Time management Digital ArticleHBR STAFF.

Strategies for Managing your time and boundaries

Brimstone Consulting

” Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the average workday in the United States has increased by 40% and time spent in meetings has increased by almost 30%. In addition to increased demands at work, people are also facing increased demands on their time “outside” of work, increased stress and anxiety due to uncertainty, and many are living with blurred boundaries between work and home. Time is the one non-renewable resource you have,” as Tim puts it.

How Many People Really Combine Work Trips with Vacation?

Harvard Business

In corporate travel, extending a business trip for personal purposes is known as “bleisure,” an awkward term that’s only saving grace is that it’s less awful than the alternative, “bizcation.” ” Bleisure travel has received considerable attention lately, with some traveler surveys suggesting that as many as 6 out of 10 people have tacked on personal time to a business trip.

How to Get the Most Out of a Day Off

Harvard Business

While it’s true that big trips can be fun and even refreshing, they can also take a lot of time, energy, and money. Because of this, some might put off their time away, figuring they’ll get to it when their schedule isn’t so demanding, only to discover at the end of the year that they haven’t used up their paid time off. These small bits of time off can increase my sense of happiness and the feeling of having “room to breathe.”

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Harvard Business

Your important priorities might relate to: enacting your values (for example, volunteering or spending more time with your children). averting disasters (scheduling an annual checkup at the doctor or creating a crisis management protocol for your business). Schedule Important Tasks, and Give Yourself Way More Time Than You’ll Need. I recently used this strategy to get myself to set up a password manager, something I’d been putting off for literally years.

4 Conversations Every Overwhelmed Working Parent Should Have

Harvard Business

How Busy Working Parents Can Make Time for Mindfulness. For example, you might say, “I want to manage large projects. I’m willing to sprint for short periods of time to ensure that everything works. When Brittney returned to work, she was initially nervous to ask her manager for more flexibility and a slightly reduced schedule, which she felt she needed to have more time at home. Work-life balance Time management Digital Article

Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week

Harvard Business

I travel to them, and then back again, in the middle of my work days. And there’s no time for it! And if you’re not taking time to put something new and beautiful out into the world, then your value is diminishing fast. Now when I get home after work, I soak in time with my wife and two little boys. I realized that what I needed was a practical way to get more work done without taking more time. On these days, I’m 10 times more productive.

Scheduling Meetings Effectively When You’re Self-Employed

Harvard Business

It’s important for all professionals to use their time efficiently. In the early days of my marketing strategy consulting business, when I had clients on retainer with whom I met every week, an in-person meeting took a full half-day: 90 minutes (with occasional spillover), plus 45 minutes of travel time on either end. That’s not a good use of anyone’s time. Meetings Time management Digital Article

The 8 Digital Productivity Tools Everyone Should Adopt

Harvard Business

That’s why my friends and colleagues often ask me which technologies I regard as must-haves: the tools and tactics that will make a big impact on their productivity without spending a lot of time or money getting up and running. Twitter: It’s time to stop sending links via email. Doodle eliminates those threads by polling people on their available call or meeting windows, so you can arrive at a mutually convenient time without endless back-and-forth.

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What to Do When Personal and Professional Commitments Compete for Your Time

Harvard Business

As a time management coach, I help working parents navigate these challenges on a daily basis. The first is to define how you want to prioritize your time when professional and personal commitments collide. I recommend putting time in your calendar to think about what seems right for you and your family. Do I value eating meals together, going to kids’ activities, or spending quality time with my spouse? Time split. Luis Diaz Devesa/Getty Images.

How to Keep Email from Ruining Your Vacation

Harvard Business

It’s vacation season, which means that millions of people will be hitting the road for some well-earned time off. Time Off. How to Negotiate for Vacation Time. A few summers ago I was able to try out a proto-version of Thrive Away, which at the time was an email tool we were developing for HuffPost. And yet researchers have found that people who take time off are more likely to get a raise or promotion.

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Making Time for Networking as a Working Parent

Harvard Business

How do you meet new people if traveling to conferences is out of the question? When your kids are small, finding time to make new contacts can be a challenge, but there’s a wealth of opportunity and new information that can come from old friends and former colleagues — in social networking jargon, your “weak” or “dormant” ties. Like old contacts, it’s a more time-efficient way to connect, since there’s an intermediary you both share.

4 Lessons Learned Outside the Classroom during an MBA

Tom Spencer

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a rigorous program of study. Time management. In order to take on all of these responsibilities, one has to develop outstanding time management skills.

Due Diligence by Management Consulting Firms

Tom Spencer

It was a very interesting experience, so in this post I will share what I learned, as well as talk about the role played by management consulting firms. At the same time, management consultants will generally be brought in to look at the viability of the business, from a strategic and operational perspective. However, I found it to be extremely rewarding as you are exposed to multiple companies / industries during a short period of time.

Why Consulting: The 2019 Ultimate Guide


For instance, you have consulting within Business Strategy, Marketing, IT, Management and so on. A great possibility to travel. It is not unusual that consultants will travel to other countries to work on projects. Since you have the option of being part of many different projects in a fairly short period of time, you get the option of progressing more quickly than the rest of the peers in your industry. Sending invoices and getting paid on time. Why consulting?

Business Book Review: The 4-Hour Work Week

Management Consulted

This is not your typical time management book. 3 Interesting book insights When you’re overwhelmed as a student or at work it’s important to identify the roots of frustration starting with time wasters, time consumers and empowerment failures. Time wasters would be things like checking email. understand the times they can expect you to read your emails. It’s time to kill the fear and excuses and get to planning and dreaming.

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The Six-Minute Hypothesis Rule

And the most important of all, as you've stated several times yourself, there is no substitute for practice. Do let me know in case you happen to come to India any time, and I would be really pleased to meet you. I have added your contact info to my travel file for India - thanks for the invitation. This is why I emphasize not just taking notes on how to do a case, but also devoting as much time as possible to case interview practice.

Student consulting – it does more than deliver

Tom Spencer

According to Smith, the lack of experience, expertise, speed, and legitimacy of students in contrast to professional consultants means that both clients and students get little out of it and waste valuable time and energy that could be better spent elsewhere. The clients who hire students do so to solve problems that they do not have the time or money to solve themselves, nor do they have the money to hire experienced consultants.

Are Chore Wars at Home Holding You Back at Work?

Harvard Business

Jane is a marketing director at a technology firm, where she manages a small team, works late, and travels once per quarter. But as time went on Jane found herself doing all of the housework except for mowing the lawn. Trying to keep up with the cleaning, cooking, and laundry each week left her with practically no free time to devote to herself, either personally or professionally.

Do You Know How Each Person on Your Team Likes to Work?

Harvard Business

When we travel to a country that has a different culture than ours, many of us spend time learning ways to communicate and connect with the people there. Similarly, when you first become a manager, it’s helpful to spend time up front connecting and creating a common language with your team. When your team knows how you like to work and how you plan to manage them, they’re able to produce results faster. Becoming a Manager.

For Some Platforms, Network Effects Are No Match for Local Know-How

Harvard Business

For example, Uber and Grab link riders and drivers, Airbnb links hosts and travelers, and Amazon links shoppers and sellers. As more sectors embrace a digital strategy — transportation, aviation, health care, energy, and so on — managers will find that a deep understanding of their market is still the most potent defense against competition. During this time, management noticed that proprietors who placed ads with Recruit often represented small businesses.

The Case for the 6-Hour Workday

Harvard Business

Adam Grant, organizational psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World , says that “the more complex and creative jobs are, the less it makes sense to pay attention to hours at all.” A study by scientists at Advanced Brain Monitoring also found that being in flow cut the time it took to train novice marksmen up to an expert level in half. “People waste a lot of time at work,” according to Grant.

How to Win with Automation (Hint: It’s Not Chasing Efficiency)

Harvard Business

At the same time, managers need to continue to motivate employees who fear their jobs being replaced by robots. In much the same way, nobody calls a travel agency to book a simple flight anymore. Everything from its supply chain to its customer relationship management are optimized through its use of big data and artificial intelligence. That allows the sales associates to focus on serving customers rather than wasting time and energy managing transactions.

Health Care Providers Can Use Design Thinking to Improve Patient Experiences

Harvard Business

Everyone involved had to be on the same page for her to make it to her appointment on time, and coordinating the logistics was onerous and stressful. Mary sought care at a large academic medical center with multiple entrances and towers; at times she was expected to travel long distances due to the sheer size of the facility. Because care is prioritized based on the severity of a patient’s condition, wait times are difficult to predict.

4 Organizational Mistakes That Plague Modern Knowledge Workers

Harvard Business

And yet in my work with clients, I often discover old ideas about time management that don’t take this new reality into account. Is it common at your company for email to be used for urgent and time-sensitive communications? Engage your leadership team to help put a stop to using email for urgent and time-sensitive information. And it could make your employees happier, thanks to greater flexibility and less travel time. vincent tsui FOR HBR.

How to Reduce Primary Care Doctors’ Workloads While Improving Care

Harvard Business

There is still a need for accountants and face-to-face meetings, but typically accountants now require such visits for only the more complicated cases that can’t be managed with software or a call. While some aspects of care clearly require doctor and patient to be in the same place at the same time, many demonstrably don’t. The dilation itself takes some time but worse, it leads to a half day of bright lights and blurry vision. Less Time, Better Care.