As a business owner, sometimes you just can’t do it all
When a business is going great, we feel like we have everything under control and there’s nothing out there that we don’t know. It’s only when the business encounters a few bumps on the road that we start to realise there is still a lot to learn about running a business.
In my experience as a Business Coach, I’ve noticed that a lot of business owners are reluctant to hire or seek help because they see it as a sign of weakness and incompetence. The truth is that few of us know everything, and we all need guidance to help us reach our full potential. I do not claim to know everything there is to know about entrepreneurship, but when I work with a client, I make sure we determine the root cause of each failed scenario and work our way through to address those problems.
So how do you know when to seek help?
You’re not getting the results you want
The most common reason to seek help is when you aren’t seeing the results you want. You have goals, but you can’t seem to achieve them. Too often, part of the problem is that you are too close to the situation. You think you know what you need to do. Or maybe you are excessively attached to a plan or concept that really isn’t working. A Business Coach can bring an outsider’s subjective point of view of the situation and help you get beyond the problem.
You’re feeling overwhelmed by everything in front of you
When you’re starting to feel overwhelmed by your business, that can be a sign that it’s time to get outside reinforcement to get you through the problem. When you feel overworked, as if there isn’t enough time in the day, you can no longer be effective. A Business Coach can come in, look at your processes, and suggest changes until you feel like you’ve gain more room for yourself to work without getting burned out.
You have trouble implementing
Sometimes, you do know what to do, but you don’t implement it — maybe because you lack the courage, you’re not sure whether it’s the right thing to do, or you just simply don’t want to take the risk. No matter how brilliant your vision is for your company, nothing will happen if you refuse to take the steps to achieve it. A Business Coach can help you see things more clearly so it would be easier for you to make decisions. It takes a certain skill to be able to balance objectivity and trusting your feelings. You need someone to help you decide to finally convert those plans into real actions.
You need someone to talk to and throw ideas around with
You can’t always talk to your team about what’s happening with your business, and how to make it grow. Sometimes, you need someone to talk to, a Business Coach can help. Bounce ideas off your coach and get honest feedback when necessary. You can start moving forward with the help of someone you know you can trust to tell it like it is so you can move your business forward.
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