Running your own business is hard. It's lonely at the top. Often business owners just wish they had someone [who isnt a friend or spouse] to just give open, honest and objective advice on what they should do and not do next. That's where business coaching plays a vital role in your organisation. If you aren't even sure what business coaching is work out how many of these 21 points resonate with you?
You can't determine what’s really important on a daily basis and aren’t even focusing on the ones you feel are. You are unsure what to do next and even what sequence to follow.
You aren’t seeing the blind spots and feel you need someone to clue you into things you don’t know exist
There is no one that you are accountable to and feel that having to answer to someone will keep you on track.
You say yes to every opportunity and aren’t chasing the most fruitful ones.
There is no focus on your weaknesses and you aren’t developing your strengths further.
Your company lacks a differentiating factor that will advance your growth quicker and separate you from the pack.
Your team are looking for a strong leader with powerful techniques to improve their own skills and keep them motivated.
The business is treading water and just not growing fast enough and not reaching the potential you knew was there when you started the company.
On a daily basis you are not happy at your workplace and are making excuses to not engage with clients and staff. You are looking for clarity, joy and increased success.
There is no objective soundboard in your life that you can bounce ideas and frustrations off.
Decisions are being made with no confidence and you are tired of making these choices alone. You know that what you are doing has been done before and just want someone to show you how.
There is still passion in the business but you are finding it impossible to articulate this to potential clients and often find that people don’t really understand what it is you do. You lack a clear message and a juicy desirable brand.
The constant “No’s” have bruised your ego and confidence. Getting new business is harder than you thought and you are too exhausted to keep trying.
Your income is a roller coaster with great months and terrible month back to back, making it impossible to plan for stability and giving your team a feeling of insecurity.
You really want to make more money and don’t know why its taken this long and aren’t sure if its meant to be this hard. Questioning yourself has become almost a daily occurrence.
Marketing and cold hard sales are not your friend, but you would like them to be.
You have heard of this myth called “work-life balance” and are desperately looking for a little of this.
Comparing your business to other businesses has become a pastime and opposition are always quicker off the mark than you are.
Your version of success has become muddy and your goal dates have come and gone more than a few times.
There are no set processes in the daily operations and you keep repeating yourself to your team and making the same mistakes over and over.
You’re serving everyone but yourself and you want better clients and don’t even know what your ideal client looks like.
If you don’t know how to build a business and are looking for the "Ah-ha" moments that will make your company a great company and getting a job is not an option, then you are ready for a business coach. Invest in your business. Invest in you and receive incredible value and freedom.