After I almost lost my business due to a crazy lawsuit, I started thinking more carefully about what I was doing and what I needed to change. I started going through my finances and thinking carefully about hiring someone to give me their opinion. I realized that I needed some help, so I hired a business consultant. The consultant did an amazing job of observing things in an objective fashion and breaking his suggestions to me gently. Within about six months after hiring the consultant, things were a lot better. This blog is all about taking consulting seriously, and understanding how to take good advice.