Sanity/mental roadblock check: I find myself needing to be comfortable in a new thing/technology before tackling anything/work involving this. Is this abnormal for a consultant? Anyone feel like this

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You telling me you actually want to know what you are talking about before getting in front of a client? ;)

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I was onboarded to a client on a Tuesday and had to present to them on a Friday on a topic I was previously unfamiliar with... you better believe I spent all 3 days in seclusion learning up on that stuff so I didn’t look like an idiot. It sucked, but it totally worked :)

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@KPMG1: Lol....I do

Well, that is KPMG for you!

I’m with ya OP

Normal to want to be knowledgeable before being before client. Normal to always feeling inadequately prepared. The drive to get ready, as demonstrated by KPMG2, is why you are right for the job.

Thanks guys.

That would be the ideal way to go right? Usually we just learn on the job and try to sound like we really do know what we r talking about

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