Reply to Message
Consulting: an outgrowth ..
It is a part of ordinary business practice, when one is still an employee. It's when people decide to seek you out, because you are committed to a level of quality beyond the minimal of job specification. They desire a little something, that isn't built into the soulless, heartless, anonymous transactions that " the business " has become reduced to delivering. You become reliable, to people, for a kind of service, which truly deserves the name. It humanizes the entire deadly process, of having to undergo time given up to the thing that people secretly loathe - " work ". For work, in that sense, is other people's asset - not one's own. But work, in the sense of the pleasure of helping others, on a personal basis, is a joy, and a solace, for all the many attempts by perpetuators of the awful soullessness, to reduce you to a discontentee, a functionary, and a timeserver. For you, work becomes something special, which builds consultancy, as people seek you out, specifically, to do what others won't, and don't want to be bothered with. Consultancy is doing things personally for people - with them - and not simply servicing companies, institutions, agencies, bodies.