How I discovered the consulting business

At the age of nineteen I was working at a telemarketing company, managing three hundred telephone sales reps, one trainer and three conversation monitors. As it turned out, my boss, who owned the company, liked a girl who liked me. Let’s just say my employment didn’t last long.

I then found a job with a recruiting agency. My new boss was a family friend, and as they say, familiarity doesn’t always work well in the work force. Because my new boss and I were very close, he didn’t feel compelled to teach me a whole lot. So my training involved him tossing a book at me and saying, “Here is a book of companies that all use an AS/400 as there computer system.” He then tossed a resume at me and said, “Here is a resume of a good AS/400 guy. Call the companies in that book and sell them this guy.”

Barnes & Noble

What is your current non-working daily revenue?

I am a software consultant by trade.  That basically means that I bill companies by the hour to create custom software for them.  About 90% of what I do is creating financial reports for the fortune 5000; Income Statements, Balance Sheets, Sales Projections, Budget to Expense reports, etc.  I have learned a few things from studying the financial reports of these very wealthy organizations.

For example I have learned the value of tracking ratio’s.  One ratio that I am becoming more and more concerned with is my Daily Revenue/Spending Ratio.

That basically means how much am I spending per day compared with how much am I earning per day.  But, before we get further into discussing the Daily Revenue/Spending Ratio, I want to talk about Daily Revenue.


Nothing but White Noise

z-m   December 2, 2011   5 Comments on Nothing but White Noise

On September 23rd 2009 I wrote a post titled “Think Slow, Talk Slow and Move with Purpose”.    Yesterday when I logged into my blog and I began reading the comments that people left I was reminded of that post.  The post began like this:

“The older and more seasoned I become the less I like people that are fast talkers.  In the past I have been accused of being a fast talker myself and when I was younger, there were times I confused verbal skills with charisma.”

Now back to logging into my blog and reading my posts…  This afternoon when I began reading the comments that were left on my posts I noticed that someone had left me a spam.  They indicated that they noticed that I needed to improve my page rank with Google, and they were just the folks that could do that.  This was there comment:

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My first thought after I read this was “Here we go again, another spammer”.  But then my second thought was “What a dumb ass!”.

People like to hear themselves talk or in this case – write!

Yesterday I was searching for some examples of how to use javascript to do image rollover’s and I came accross this post (  I don’t know the guy that wrote the post and I have no experience with javascript or for that matter CSS or modern HTMl, that being said,… Read more »