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Andy and Cat.

Sep 4, 2020

In this episode, Cat and Andy are having a great conversation about lessons to learn from an experience they had on an article post. They talked about how consultants can properly handle different opinions and recommendations from others or even your own, and being able to retrospect and make necessary improvements or changes. They also discussed the importance of being confident enough to have an opinion.

Let’s join Cat and Andy and learn vital principles to live by professionally and personally.


“It's Important To Understand That Opinions Are Opinions And That It's Our Job Even When We're Reading Something Or Hearing Something Is To Be Able To Sift Through The Wheat From The Chaff And Figure Out What Stuff Is Good And What Stuff Isn't.”

“In Order To Be A Successful Person In An Advisory Capacity, You Need To Be Able To Take Yourself Out Of Your Own Head And Take On The Perspective Of The Person Who Is Receiving Your Services.”

Show Notes:

(00:00) Podcast Intro

(00:27) An Experience We Had On An Article Post

(03:30) Consultants Give Opinions And Recommendations

(05:37) Putting Together A Story/Recommendation That Makes Sense To The Situation

(08:27) Figuring Out What’s Good For The Client

(12:36) Feeling Confident Enough To Give An Opinion And Being Able To Accept If Your Recommendation Is Not Selected

(15:11) The “Do Nothing” Option Is Not Really Just Doing Nothing 

(17:01) What Do You Do When The Client Chooses The Opposite Option And It Is Clearly A Wrong Decision

(20:54) Creating A Plan To Mitigate Risks 

(26:21) Being Able To Review Past Recommendations/Decisions For Necessary Improvements Or Changes 

(33:12) Retrospective Process Builds Trust In Your Team

(37:35) Understanding Credibility

(39:15) Try Out Doing The Retrospective Process In Your Professional And Personal Life

(40:53) Have An Opinion     

(42:34) Andy’s New Book The Trust Paradigm Is Available On Amazon And Other Book Retailers