Having a business coach is not a luxury you don’t need, but rather a necessity you cannot afford to miss. Working with a business coach will help you in so many ways. Do you suffer from problems in your business which keep you awake at night? Is cash-flow tight or downright lousy? Do staff cause you grief? Are you disorganised, time starved or working massive hours?
Let me show you how having a coach can help you.
Cashflow – Yes, a coach costs money, but a good one will be worth their weight ten-fold. As long as you have a few dollars to invest, they will give you strategies around cash-flow, which will assure immediately fiscal improvement.
Accountability – Will your staff, or your partner tell you if you’re not doing the right thing, or slacking off or having don’t know what you should do? Your coach will. Plus, even more importantly, your coach will tell you the truth, even when you don’t want to hear it. They will tell you how it is. Knowing someone is checking up on you really does motivate us to keep our action promises.
Clarity – How often do you get ‘lost’ and really don’t know the next step to take, or what even the next few steps are? Sometimes it is a case of two heads are better than one, and what better than a person who is experienced in business, and has probably come across your problem many times before and likely doesn’t just have one solution, but a few.
Direction – Your coach will not only help you focus on what you need to do now, but will show you the path to longer term goals, so that your developed strategies meet both short term goals and long term ambitions.
Achieving More! – Just like a sports coach, your business coach will make you run more ‘laps’ whilst making each round easier and more efficient. You’re not in this alone and they will push you to your full potential. In fact, often the coach sees the potential of a business more so than the business owner themselves. Be prepared to be pushed a little out of your comfort zone and yes, be prepared to improve your profit levels too. There are rewards on the horizon.
Listening – A good coach is able to listen, and as importantly knows the right questions to ask.
In short, your business coach will perform many functions. They will be your marketing manager, your sales director, your training coordinator, your partner, your confidant, your business mentor, your best friend… although they won’t personally perform each of these tasks, they will certainly be able to guide you to help make your business what you dreamt it would be when you first started out. Remember that feeling, those dreams, those ambitions? Remember why you are in business? That feeling and dream doesn’t need to be a vague memory.
Contact a few coaches today, compare pricing, but more importantly talk to them and see if they resonate with you and you feel there is a connection and you believe they have the experience, knowledge and background to guide you. Find out if they have run a business themselves, and how long they have been coaching. Ask for testimonials and enquire if they have an introductory meeting and please, don’t sign any long term contracts. I strongly believe, if a coach does a great job, they don’t need a contract to lock you in, once you start working with them, if they are great, your only regret will be that you didn’t’ start with them much sooner!
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