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Hello, and welcome to the Art of Consulting Podcast. We're excited you're here.

In our time together, you'll learn our top strategies to improve your career, confidence, lifestyle from us and other crazy successful seasoned consultants in IT and Management. Engage in the conversation as we discuss everything that brought us longevity and success over the years in the IT consulting industry.

Enjoy and may the force be with you.


Andy and Cat.

Dec 15, 2023

Welcome back to another episode of "The Art of Consulting Podcast" with your hosts, Andy Fry and Cat Lam. As seasoned IT consultants, CPAs, and enthusiasts of professional development, we are here to provide you with inspiring messages to help unlock your professional X factor and achieve the success you truly deserve in your career and life.


In today's episode, Andy draws inspiration from Tim Grover, the renowned trainer of basketball legends Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Tim Grover's wisdom is centered around a powerful concept: instead of just worrying about things within your control, focus on actually controlling them. The idea is to tackle the things you can manage efficiently so that you are better equipped to handle the inevitable challenges that are beyond your control.


This approach goes against the traditional advice of not worrying about the things you can't control. Andy resonates with this perspective, emphasizing that our responsibility is not just to passively accept the uncontrollable but actively prepare and deal with them.


He uses the example of the COVID-19 pandemic, a situation no one could control. However, Andy points out that individuals could control their health-related habits – washing hands, getting enough sleep, exercising, and maintaining overall well-being. By managing what is within our control, we are better positioned to confront unforeseen challenges.


Applying this philosophy to the consulting world, Andy highlights the role of project managers. Their primary responsibility is to control and manage the aspects of a project within their reach, creating a strong foundation to navigate the uncertainties that may arise.


The key takeaway is clear: in consulting and life, focus on taking charge of the things you can control. Whether you're a project manager meticulously overseeing every detail or an individual contributor handling a specific project aspect, proactively managing your responsibilities sets the stage for success.


Andy concludes by encouraging listeners to stay awesome, keep pushing forward, and remain dedicated to their hard work. Success is an ongoing journey, and by focusing on the controllable elements, we empower ourselves to tackle the unexpected with resilience and determination.


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