Myth 3 - I’m just not cut out to be a consultant
Fact - there is a saying "If you think you can, you are right. If you think you can't, you are also right." You will have to do something if you want to change your life or at least make it better. Nobody else can do it for you. It is not by accident that consultants are usually among some of the highest paid members of society. With the advancement of technology, consulting can now be done from home without losing any of the respect that it has garnered over the years. People are more concerned about solving their problems nowadays. It doesn’t matter if the consultant comes from a remote area somewhere in the Himalayas or from a swank corporate office in downtown Manhattan. The Internet has made the world smaller. An email can reach a client in seconds.
International trade is not a fad or trend. It is an evergreen subject. As long as people buy and sell things ( cars, machines, textiles, medicines, canned food, rice, spices, fruits, chemicals, etc ) all over the world, then international trade will always be relevant. If you are looking for a business that offers a stable future and outlook then look no further. Even normal Internet businesses run out of steam after some time. Have you ever found an Internet-related product which you believe you can still sell after 10 years on the market? Do you believe your current product on SEO (search engine optimization) can still be used 10 years from now? Why is it those “Internet gurus” keep coming up with new products? We can confidently say that our Course materials will still be relevant 10 years from now. We don’t think international trade will be collapsing in the near future. If it does then all of us will be in big trouble.
And please, don’t tell me you don’t have the clothes for the job . People always have this impression about consultants dressing in sharp 3-piece suits all day long. I do have 3-piece suits but it has been quite a long while since I last wore them. Most of the time I work in my home office in a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. Very rarely do I see my clients as most of my communications with them are done by email or by Skype. And when I do see any of them, it’s usually at the “Teapot Cafe” - an open-air cafe overlooking the golf course at a golf resort near my house. Nice way to do business, eh?