Syndia and I have spent the past week welcoming our new daughter into the world. I couldn't help but draw a few parallels between looking after a baby and consulting clients.

  1. Neither can articulate what they want.
  2. Neither understands the consequences of their actions.
  3. Both require me to be up at all hours of the day and night to fix problems.
  4. Both will spit the dummy at random intervals.

I think the most telling point, however, is this: a baby will make a mess and then lie in it, screaming, until someone comes and cleans it up. Hmm... Winking smile

 

P.S. I've actually had some great clients who listened, learnt and in turn taught me - but mentioning those would completely ruin the fun in this post Smile