“On the Beach”
I was at a neighborhood gathering and one of the neighbors asked “I haven’t seen you go to work lately, did your get laid off?
No, I am a Senior A-Team consultant that is “on the beach” right now. “On the beach” is the term used by A-Team consulting firms when one of their consultants has completed their last client’s A-Team collaborations but has not started their next client’s A-Team collaborations. When I am on the beach; I enjoy time with my family, go fishing with my friends, stroll into town for some good times and reflect on my last client’s A-Team collaborations to improve my A-Team Methodology so my next client’s A-Team collaborations will be my best A-Team collaborations. I have a life that I enjoy, rewarding work and an optimal life/work balance.
The neighbor asked “What Are A-Team Collaborations?” As a Senior A-Team consultant, I collaborate for a very short duration with my client’s A-Team senior managers to complete my A-Team Methodology’s collaborations to start using their enterprise’s Targets Systems to continually improve at managing their responsibilities to set and hit their metric targets to set and hit their earnings targets for a very long duration.
We Can Take the Enzweiler A-Team Public
The neighbor replied “Holy Cow, I am a venture capitalist that could get the 1st round of funding required to build your A-Team consulting firm into a very big consulting firm. There are thousands of senior managers that would pay big dollar consulting fees for A-Team consultants that could collaborate to start using their enterprise’s Targets System to set and hit their earnings targets for a very long duration.
I asked, “What happens after the 1st round of funding?”
The neighbor laughed and said, “That’s the best part. We use the growth trends from your firm’s first 2 years to project your firm’s growth for the next 5 years. The graph of projected top line targets would resemble a hockey stick. Then we announce an IPO and sell your consulting firms’ stock to the public and you become very rich, you would make millions!”
“Millions – Then What?”
The neighbor said, “Then you would retire, enjoy time with your family, go fishing with your friends, stroll into town for some good times and maybe you could find some rewarding work that you enjoy so you could balance your life.”
*Credit to Heinrich Böll for my adoption of his Story of the Mexican Fisherman to explain one of my life’s guiding principles.