If you’re feeling stuck, trapped and frustrated with where you are right now, a small business coach can help you jump to the next level quicker than you might be able to get there yourself.
As a small business owner you probably started your business so you could have more independence and freedom.
More time freedom and financial freedom were probably top priorities.
To be your own boss and have the freedom to choose your own path and make decisions for yourself.
To have complete freedom over how you choose to run your company.
But, with the freedom to choose, guidelines and structures often fall by the wayside.
With so much choice over what you can do, decision making and prioritising sometimes become secondary to just keeping your head above water in the day to day running of your business.
There is a responsibility that comes with this freedom. To yourself, to your family and to your employees. There is a new layer of accountability required to keep moving forwards.
Challenges around cash flow, managing your time, securing new business, generating revenue, and building your customer base can make that sense of freedom evaporate for many small business owners.
This is why having a small business coach can be so transformational.
Think about the most successful entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers and other top performers, many of them have coaches to help them grow, hold them accountable and help them reach new levels of performance.
If you’re a small business owner wanting to achieve the next level of growth in your business, here are six reasons why it might be time to invest in yourself and hire a small business coach.
1. You’ll have someone to hold you accountable
A big challenge for small business owners to build momentum and get things done is that they only have themselves to answer to.
You are the boss and you may well no longer have anyone else to answer to, or keep you on track.
The most successful small business owners are focused on taking action on a regular basis, and many have a small business coach to help them stay on their path and do the things they say they’ll do.
A small business coach will hold you accountable and provide total support. They will provide inspiration, lift you up, help you overcome challenges and ensure you are making the right progress to reach your goals.
2. You can create a better life
You became a small business owner not just to be successful but to be your own boss, make your own decisions and to achieve higher levels of freedom in your life.
As you build and grow your business why should you lose these ideals and sense of purpose along the way?
When you wear many hats and feel like you have so much to do, then complexities and frustrations begin to mount.
You’re working longer and longer hours and have the pressure of managing and growing the business.
Naturally, frustrations and stress mount and some of the fun and enjoyment evaporates.
Running your own small business doesn’t need to keep you from living a present, joyful, and meaningful life.
Let the business work for you rather than you working for your business.
Think differently about how you work and put yourself in an environment with someone a small business coach who understands what you are going through and become inspired every day.
3. You’ll be investing in yourself and your future
We often invest money, energy and time in so many different services and solutions to help us grow our business.
Advertising, social media, admin support, marketing expertise etc but one thing many entrepreneurs fail to invest in is themselves.
This is one of the most important investments you can make.
Having a small business coach alongside you to support you, hold you accountable and help you to continue to grow personally and professionally can be invaluable.
An outside viewpoint that expands your wisdom, confidence, mindset, perspective and way of thinking can help you get to where you want to go quicker.
Small business coaching is a way to invest in yourself, but it’s also an investment in your family, wellbeing and your future.
4. A small business coach will save time and energy
Time is our most valuable asset so it’s essential that it is used wisely.
For successful small business owners, there is always so much to do.
Another idea to develop, a new project to work on, a never ending to-do list.
But, there will never be enough time for everything.
Having a small business coach will help give you the clarity and focus needed to achieve your biggest goals can be hugely beneficial.
Sometimes it isn’t about what you are saying Yes to and spending time on, it is rather about saying No and spending more time on what you love to do.
The benefit of working alongside a small business coach is that you have more dedicated time and space to step back and look at the bigger picture.
You create time to strategise, to recharge and to work on the business, rather than in the business.
There are many strategies, systems and tools to help you free up your time and make you more productive, which in turn will make you more successful.
An outside perspective can be the difference between working for months on projects that drain energy and don’t bring in any revenue to having clarity around your vision, spending more time doing what you love and bringing huge value to your customers and clients.
5. Have someone to share your hopes and dreams
Being a small business owner can get lonely.
You’re running your business based on your purpose and sometimes it can be hard to find other small business owners or team members that share your vision and really understand what you’re going through.
Working with a small business coach and being part of a community of likeminded people is the relationship you’ll build and the wisdom you’ll gain.
With a small business coach, there is no judgment and they will be as invested in your growth and success as you are.
Having someone who talks and thinks like you do sitting alongside you can be the difference between success and failure.
6. The people that matter will thank you
Being totally consumed by your business, working longer and longer hours and dealing with ongoing frustrations can affect your mood and energy levels.
Growing a business takes a lot of sacrifice but a small business coach can help ensure that your business doesn’t take over your life and impact negatively on your relationships.
If you’re always working and thinking about work, chances are you’ll miss out on time with the people that matter most.
If you’re thinking about work at home, you’ll never be truly present and fully engaged.
The foundation of my small business coaching is creating a ‘Freedom First’ life.
With a background in time management and productivity strategies, I have the expertise, strategies and tools to free up your time so you can fully engage and spend more time with the people that matter most.
If you can find a small business coach that understands your vision and the path that you’re on they can open up your eyes to thinking that could transform your life.
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