If you are a typical individual who is contemplating becoming a computer consultant, you are likely a LAN administrator, performing PC support for a large enterprise, or working for a smaller integrator. In this article, you will discover the initial steps necessary to achieve your goal of becoming a computer consultant.
According to conversations with hundreds of people in this situation right now, the most important thing is to decide that you truly want and need to do it.
Do not spend a tremendous amount of time and money on IT training and business training until you are certain that you truly want to do it.
Why Should You Become an IT Consultant?
There are numerous reasons why individuals desire to become computer consultants. You may want to be more in charge of your own career, you may want to be able to create something from scratch that you can call your own, or you may be fed up with being stuck in a cubicle, reporting to your boss, and generally being held back in your career by factors that are beyond your control.
Take some immediate action
Take out a piece of paper and jot down “The Top Five Reasons Why I Have to, Need to, and Want to Become a Computer Consultant.” This is your first step toward becoming a computer consultant. Then proceed to listing them. Essentially, this is your declaration of independence.
Set a Deadline
You are now laying it all on the line and stating all the reasons why you want to, need to, and must make this happen immediately. Why you must begin taking the appropriate measures to get moving in the right direction. When you have narrowed it down to your top five reasons, preferably with the most important reasons at the top, the most important step is to set a deadline for yourself.
Take out the calendar and make a promise to yourself that you will complete the task, then write it on the bottom of your paper. Print it out or tear it out of your notebook, post it on the bulletin board next to your desk, and review it daily. The more specific you are, the simpler it will be to make this a reality.