People new to business and startups bring with them a number of different emotions and feelings. It is inevitable that feelings like excitement, determination, passion, strategy, and fun will come and go in waves. There comes a time, however, when it can be overwhelming with so much to do. And it can be at this point that you might look for some support and help.
You may feel that you can operate your business independently and rely on online resources as a guide to move forward with your endeavour. Perhaps you believe that business coaches are a waste of time and don\’t provide any value or return on investment of your time. In reality, however, every business needs a helping hand now and again to remain relevant and to keep growing.
Here are some of the reasons why you should consider working with a business coach and mentor:
- Ensures you stay on track
Working with a business coach has numerous advantages, one of which is that they will keep you on track and identify what to do next. Building a business is very challenging, especially if you\’re a startup. A lot of people get stressed at the number of fires they have to put out. Likewise, you can easily get distracted by all the opportunities that come your way, but you can\’t possibly do it all. Setting goals, developing action plans and implementing them are critical to achieving these goals. If you want to stick to a plan and use your time efficiently, a business coach may be what you need.
- You will get unbiased third-party insight
The primary benefit of your business coach is being able to receive constructive criticism and suggestions from someone who doesn’t have a vested interest. Oftentimes, when you ask your colleagues, family, or friends what you can do better, they can have biased opinions. Their knowledge of your strengths and weaknesses, the industry that you are in, how you manage, and how you run your business may be limited. Business coaches, however, can understand what your wants, needs, and desires are. They should appreciate why you react the way you do in certain situations. In addition, if they have business and/or industry-specific experience, they may be able to offer you insights and connections that others in your circle may not.
- Challenge you
Have you ever achieved a goal and then dropped into maintenance mode? If you have a business coach and mentor around, they will not let you stop there. A business coach or mentor will push you to accomplish more. Who says you can\’t achieve a greater goal? Business coaches and mentors can inspire the fighter in you.
- They can be your cheerleader
Coaches will illuminate the path for you before you even get there. There might come a day when you may not know how to deal with a situation or don’t have enough experience to come up with a solution. Working with a business coach or mentor who\’s had a lot of experience, seen a lot of errors, experienced pitfalls can help you see what you need to do. Helping to get you going in the right direction. When you get caught up in the day-to-day running of your business, you can rely on a mentor as an objective third party to ensure that you are moving in the right direction.
Setting high goals for yourself and that does not mean that your coach will be doing the work or achieving them for you. Rather, they will work to ensure that you stay on track and achieve your set goals. Holding you accountable if you don’t achieve your set goals because when you are held accountable, you will see the need to achieve your targets.
Mentors and coaches help you stay on track, give you unbiased third-party insight, challenge you, provide you with accountability and they can also be your guardian angels. Not only make your job easier but encouraging you to stick to a plan and make it more efficient. If you have a business and do not have a mentor or coach yet, now would be the perfect time to get one.
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