"I wanted to let you know that I’ve left my University job of 12 years to do workflow consulting. I read David Allen’s book "Getting Things Done," which made a huge improvement in my life and lead to a crash-course studying modern productivity techniques. I then created my own seminars and started doing one-on-one consultations, with great feedback. So far I’ve been working in the Northeast with people from
mid- to large-sized organizations, including senior staff and faculty at UMass, and the results have been exciting. I’m now getting requests from around the US, so it looks like it’s time to expand."
In this particular case, I am so thrilled that the person writing is my long-time devoted reader and often thoughtful commenter Matthew Cornell. He has been talking about leaving his "employee gig" for a long time and starting his own business, and he took all the right steps to make it happen. He didn’t leap without looking, he carefully researched his market and planned his business, he started a blog on his topic of interest and cultivated a body of readers eager to learn from him and he was helpful, supportive and friendly to other bloggers in the spirit of true camaraderie, not self-interest.
If anyone out there is in need of some serious help with work flow consulting to manage the overwhelming volume of "stuff" inundating your life, check out Matthew’s new business!
I know we are all cheering you on Matthew – congratulations.