Okay, so you have made the leap from being an employee to having and running your own business. Well, as much as I would like to say “congratulations!”, I must be frank with you- the path of an entrepreneur is fraught with challenges.
You will be kidding yourself to believe that you can make it on your own. High performers in every field characteristically have a coach or mentor. Steve Jobs had Bill Campbell, Andy Murray has Ivan Lendl. The fastest way to success is to find a coach, mentor or role model that can help you achieve your goal much faster. Here are a few reasons why you need a coach/mentor for that business of yours in 2017:
- To Be Accountable: You know how easy it is to procrastinate on actions that are necessary to be taken? Or how easy it is to break promises we make to ourselves? We all have limiting patterns and beliefs that hold us down and keep us from achieving our goals. With a coach, those limits you place on yourself will be broken. A coach also serves as an accountability partner, helping you to follow through with your plans, developing your goals and making sure to guide you along the way.
- To Brainstorm and Develop Brilliant Ideas: Have you heard the saying that “Two heads are better than one”? We also know that ‘nobody is smarter than all of us’. Sometimes you just need a new perspective, a different way of looking at things. A coach provides that avenue for brainstorming.
- To Receive Guidance: A coach helps in challenging both your thinking and your goals. A coach performs the duty of a role model mostly because he/she has a wealth of experience and is willing to share. A coach also provides insight to broaden your business awareness. Direction is what you need as an entrepreneur and a coach gives guidance and direction on how to get from where you are to where you want to be.
- To Gain a competitive advantage: A coach is someone who has wide experience and is knowledgeable about potential traps and mistakes to avoid. He/she can help you get from point a to b faster than you could on your own, helping you differentiate yourself from the pack and advance your business at a quicker pace.
Every high achiever has harnessed the power of a coach. Why don’t you?
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Originally posted 2017-01-16 13:28:00.