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10 zen lessons from the consulting life

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  • The Zen of Consulting Eva Kaniasty Red Pill UX @kaniasty UPA International 2012, Las Vegas June 2012 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012 1
  • 9 Lessons in 50 minutes The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012 2
  • 1 Money does not mean what you think it means. 3 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 1 Audience: Have you ever felt that you were asking for too much money during salary or contract negotiations? 4 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 1 Money = Cost Money = Value Money = Skin in the Game Money * Also... Time = Money = Success 5 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 2 Time can fly. You can’t. 6 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 2 Audience: Do you regularly work more than an 8 hour day, or work during off-hours or on the weekend? 7 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 2 Work less/Focus more Kill the meeting Make them wait* * & avoid disappointment 8 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 3 Promises are like babies: easy to make, hard to deliver. 9 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 3 Audience: Have you ever underestimated the time a project would take, and ended up either working late to finish, or blew a deadline? 10 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 3 Underpromise* Prepare for the Worst Reduce the Scope * But don’t under-sell yourself 11 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 4 Are you experienced? 12 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 4 Audience: Have you ever felt you didn’t have enough experience or ability to get a job or a project? 13 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 4 Industry Experience Technical Experience Domain Experience Expertise * Greasing the wheels also helps 14 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 5 You might not like flies, but honey is still tasty 15 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 5 Audience: Have you ever thought that a co-worker or boss was completely wrong-headed in their opinion? 16 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 5 The Royal We Give Credit Adapt * & follow the leader 17 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 6 18 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 7 You’re not the boss of me. 19 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 7 Audience: How many of you have a boss? How many of you love your boss? Does your boss have a boss? 20 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 7 Your boss has a boss who has a boss who has a boss... Leaders follow too * And...wishes are not horses 21 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 8 Don’t throw the horse in the pool. 22 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 8 Audience: Do you think most companies should follow a user-centered design process? 23 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 8 Relationship is #1 Be Patient, Grasshopper * & always love puppies 24 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 9 Puppy killers are awful people. 25 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 9 Audience: Did you kill any puppies today? 26 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 9 In a year you won’t give a sh*t Move On * Be Zen 27 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 10 You are your work. You are not your work. 28 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 10 Audience: How many of you love your job? Hate it? Has work ever made you depressed or angry? 29 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 10 Be Passionate Be Zen * Be surprised 30 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • 6 Bonus: Always put lipstick on your favorite pig. 31 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012
  • What is the sound of onehand clapping? Eva Kaniasty Red Pill UX @kaniasty UPA International 2012, Las Vegas June 2012 The Zen of Consulting, Eva Kaniasty/Red Pill UX, June 2012 32