I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of my business, LOOKIN UP. Although a large part of our work load has been related to Project Management; overall Business Improvement is what we’ve become known for. There is something about digging in there and making improvements to our clients’ business that I enjoy immensely. The feeling of leaving something better than it was is really what drives me, and my passion for LOOKIN UP.
But, throughout all of this, one thing has always bothered me. The ugly “C word”…… “Consultant”. In my mind, it conjures up images and conveys the perception of a Snake Oil Salesperson. The word “consultant” just does not have a trust worthy vibe to it. My dislike for that word, term, or category is something that has been under my skin for too long now. And in short….. I’M CHANGING IT !!!!
In doing so, I took a hard look and thoroughly examined my business. What are we best known for? What is the largest segment of our work load? What am I truly gifted at, with regards to LOOKIN UP? In a business that offers a diverse range of services, your business needs to be proficient at each of these services. BUT, there is always one area in which you naturally excel.
With these questions in mind, I began to create a list of words and/or terms that would replace the dreaded “Consultant” word. Although the list became quite long; one term stood out firmly from the rest; because it best captured what we do best. From this point forward….. I, Dan Kenney am a Business Technician.
A “technician” is actively submersed in the task at hand; getting his or her hands dirty if you will. A “technician” is involved in actually doing the work.
Another frame of mind is, when your vehicle is just not running right, or losing performance, not operating as efficiently as it should. Where do you go? You go see a good, trust worthy Automotive Technician. A mechanic. One who optimizes the performance of your engine. Or, one who modifies and greatly improves the performance of your engine. The latter could involve swapping out camshafts, increasing the compression ratio, upgrading the valve train, adding a performance intake or exhaust. My point is…. this person fixes and/or improves your vehicle.
This is what I do in business. And is what I truly love. I get great joy out of seeing a business perform more efficiently, or with greater “horsepower”. Horsepower could be developing a new product/service. Improving an existing one. Entering into a new marketplace. Expansion. The list goes on….. THIS is what I thoroughly enjoy. And THIS is why I am a BUSINESS TECHNICIAN.
I’d love to help you with your business. Small or large projects, we love them all. Visit http://www.lookin-up.com now. And let’s get your engine performing as it should.
I look forward to working with you,