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Unleashed - How to Thrive as an Independent Professional

Oct 8, 2021

David A. Fields is the co-founder of Ascendant Consulting and is the author of the #1 most recommended book on for consultants interested in building a practice, The Irresistible Consultant’s Guide to Winning Clients, and the Executive’s Guide to Consultants. David is well-known throughout North America for his expertise in the consulting arena, and in today’s episode, he shares valuable insights and advice on planning strategies.

Key points include:

02:47: Planning 90 minutes each week for eight weeks

08:08: Focusing on data and lessons learned

11:32: Revisiting your mission, vision, and values

31:27: Budgets and resources

To learn more about the 8-week planning process, visit 8 Weeks to Get Juiced. To learn more about the focus wheel, visit Use This Unique Tool to Focus Your Consulting Firm, and to subscribe to David’s weekly articles where you will find a plethora of valuable insights, visit

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