Business owners are typically apprehensive to seek professional guidance (even when they clearly need it)
All businesses encounter roadblocks at one point. These snags come in many forms, may it be financial, operational, or leadership-wise. As a business owner, there are times when you just achieve get the results that you want. That frustration may cause you to get overwhelmed while you struggle to come up with a solution. Sometimes, even when you do know what to do, you just cannot seem to do it.
That’s where a Business Coach comes in. My job is to help you take control of the situation by highlighting the essential things and eliminating bad behaviour. A Business Coach can make sure that your time, energy, and attention are in the right places.
However, it’s not about dictating to you what to do. Much like the relationship between a psychiatrist and his patient, business coaching heavily relies on how much the client is willing to take action in order to achieve certain goals — goals that the client himself has established.
That means you need to be coachable in order for anything to work. What does being coachable mean?
Are you willing to change your old ways?
For one, it doesn’t start and end with allowing another person to give you directives and strategies for your business. Willingness to receive external knowledge is not enough.
Change is important in business coaching, because if no change has taken place during or after the process, then the whole thing would have been completely futile. Entrepreneurs who have been running their business for a long time may sometimes find it hard to diverge from what they have been accustomed to. And that causes goals to remain unachieved.
Remember, the first requirement is for you to be able to embrace change with a positive attitude. Once that mindset has been established, it’s time to translate that into action.
Do you have enough time to give to Coaching?
It takes time to practice and develop. Change doesn’t happen overnight; it is a process. In the world of business, that process is even longer. If you’re going to have all those sessions with your Business Coach, make sure that you’re devoted to applying those concepts and schemes in the real setting; otherwise, you would just waste time and money.
Once you’ve started making adjustments and gradually taking steps to meet your goals, you will notice that it may require you to expand your daily duties to include additional work, as well as pay extra attention to details that would normally go unnoticed. Don’t worry — as long as you have your eyes on the goal, patience becomes second nature.
Are you open-minded and receptive to feedback?
Whether the results are pleasant or not, your ears and your mind should be able to accept criticism. The thing about coaching is there’s no universal formula to success. It’s a continuous learning process. What matters most is that you understand the relationships between factors that led to the success or failure. And through business coaching, you gain clarity of mind, helping you to strategise better and improve on the next opportunity.
Our Cycle of Business Success Workshops are game-changers for business owners. They love what they see, and it completely fires them up. You’ve got nothing to lose by coming along to these free events and everything to gain. Why wait? Don’t put off until tomorrow what you absolutely know you should do today. I’ve helped thousands of business owners to build and grow their businesses – and they’ve never looked back.
Free to attend but with limited places! Upcoming event:
- Thursday 16th June 2022 – Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport, Derby DE74 2TZ
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