So, you run your own business or are responsible for building your book of business. The truth is, its grueling and exhilarating all that the same time.
Of course, the question is how do you get it all done and stay on track? After all, being licensed or certified or passionate about a subject is simply not enough in today’s world. There comes a point where lack of progress and overwhelm sets in. You can take yourself only so far without the help of others. It happens to all of us. The most important piece of stagnation is to not stay there very long and to seek the help you need.
The old paradigm for coaching is that the coaches’ job is to ask powerful question to the client with the belief that the clients hold the answers and we the coaches are to then facilitate the client in finding them.
Now enter the new paradigm and how a strategic framework and an experienced business coach can help. I believe business owners do want to be asked questions and they are seeking “answers, executable answers.” They want to be paid 100 percent dedicated attention to their challenges and their issues. A business coach is somebody who helps you move from where you are to where you want to be, and does so by solely focusing on you, the owner and your business.
In my experience , everyday starts out with greatest of intentions and opportunities and then the day to day distractions distract and impede progress. Nothing worse than starting over every day, week or month.
After all, you’ll never really know what you’re capable of until there’s someone to push you outside your comfort zone. Just ask any athlete or top performer. If a business coach is something you’ve thought about recently but aren’t quite sold on getting one yet, here are four reasons why you should:
1. To Have an Intelligent Conversation
Imagine spending time, simply brain dumping and discussing your business and leaving refocused, re energized and with specific strategies, ready to implement. Would that help your month? You bet it would!
2. To Explore New Ideas
Having a sounding board and an experienced ear to listen and bounce things off of is invaluable. By allowing allows the coach to facilitate your thoughts and ideas we can create a strategic path.
3. To Be Accountable
A coach serves as an incredible accountability partner who challenges you to strategize and prioritize your tasks while aligning your efforts toward achieving them. What does it feel like to have someone in your corner who genuinely cares about your results and is dedicated to keeping you on track. ( it feels great)
4. To Receive Guidance and Solutions
A business coach will challenge your thinking, goals and willingness to grow. A coach also acts as a role model because of the experience that he or she shares. Additionally, a coach has unique insight that broadens your business awareness. I call it the “third eye” Often when we are simply trying to figure out the next best move, or the language to respond to a situation, it can be so beneficial to be able to reach out and get an effective answer.
It is OK to need guidance and solutions. We all need guidance for how to get from where we are to where we want to be, and once we do, we can productively prioritize and execute.
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Shelly Berman-Rubera, President of SBR-Small Business Results is an authentic, experienced communicator you will learn from. She provides guidance and solutions to run and build business.