“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

For all you professionals out there (and I don’t mean the streetwalkin’ kind):

Have you ever just had a client that was so damned determined, against your professional advice and paid consultation, to shoot themselves in the head, and all you could do is just hand them the bullets?

Well, hand them the bullets, and make them sign a waiver indicating that they KNOW that a bullet to the head just might kill them.  Need to cover my professional ass, don’t you know.

(Insert violent head banging on desk here)

I think I understand how Rod Blagojevich’s attornies feel just about now.

January 27th, 2009 at 4:32 pm
3 Responses to “The Professional Consultant’s Lament”
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    Deirdre Says:



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    We all make choices in life, some better than others. Sometimes, when clients make bad choices, it means more business for you (after things blow up and then they need you to fix it). Always a bright side.

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    Tracey Says:

    I like Midlife Mommy’s upbeat bright side attitude. It’s good to have that kind of positivity around, because I couldn’t come up with words of comfort! I’m in the graphic design business hun, which basically means clients come to you and say “hey take my dream and make it a reality” and then you do it and they go “no, no, no, that’s not what I meant..try again” and then you go back and do it again, and they say “no, no, no, that’s not it either, I meant this” and so then you go and do it again, and they say “oh, what happened to the first way you did it? That was really what I wanted…”

    Scoot over…I need space to bang my head on your desk too.: :p

    Hang in there…they well one day come to recognize the awesomeness that is you.