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Hi Greg - Two questions. 1.What life lessons would you give to those who want to stick to consulting in the long run? 2.Same Q but for those who want to exit + what is the optimal role to quit Thanks

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two answers... 1. consulting will take everything you will give it. that is not unique to atk. i had a principal tell me “run your life or i will run it for you.” he said it in the context of setting boundaries and sticking to them. of course, the boundaries need to fit the demands if the job, but they can still be set. that means taking time out of the day to visit the doctor, spend time with your mother, have lunch with your significant other, watch your daughters soccer game. yes, there will be urgent things that absolutely can’t be ducked. but, those are far fewer than we pretend they are. 2. the best exit from consulting is the one that allows you to step up a level in a space you love.

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