Are you a business owner, an entrepreneur, or just someone who feels like you're stuck in a rut? Do you find yourself constantly questioning your purpose and passion in your business? If so, it may be time to consider working with a life coach.
It's written all over my home page, "HERE TO HELP YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE BEYOND THE BAR THAT YOU SET FOR YOURSELF!" because it's what I love to do, and I know how easy it is to get complacent.
As a life coach, a motivational speaker, and a performance consultant, I can help you uncover your true passions and find the direction you need to take your business (and or LIFE) to the next level.
Many entrepreneurs and business owners believe that they don't need a life coach, and that they have all the skills they need to be successful. But the truth is, even the most successful business owners can benefit from working with a coach.
A coach can help you gain clarity and perspective, and provide you with the support, guidance, and accountability you need to achieve your goals while helping you overcome whatever obstacles are thrown your way!
Here are 5 reasons why working with a life coach can be incredibly beneficial for entrepreneurs and/or business owners!
1. They can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses
Weaknesses? Why on earth would I pay someone to tell me about my weaknesses?
A life coach can help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to better understand where you excel and where you may need additional support.
One of the topics I love to coach business owners on is LEADERSHIP.
All great leaders either want to know where they are weak- or, they are secure enough to hire someone to help identify their weaknesses so that they can be fixed/addressed.
Sometimes the best thing that a Life Coach/Consultant like myself can provide is an outside, unbiased perspective to help shine light on the dark sides of your business that are slowing you down. This information can be invaluable as you build your business, allowing you to delegate tasks that soak up your time, patience, and energy, and instead- focus on the areas where you are most effective!
2. They can help you set achievable goals
S.M.A.R.T goals matter!
That stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time oriented.
A life coach can help work with you to break down larger goals into smaller, more manageable tasks, allowing you to make progress and stay motivated.
Using this SMART goal method, we can show you that your "dreams without goals- are just dreams!"- Denzel Washington.
Therefore, working with a professional to help you break things down and spell out what it's going to take to achieve your goals, may be EXACTLY what you and your team need to take your business to new levels.
3. They can help you find your purpose and passion
Many individuals- especially entrepreneurs- struggle to find their true purpose and passion. You could make the argument that not every one has to be passionate about their job in order to make a living, sometimes you just have to pay the bills. Although this is true to an extent (especially as an employee), as a business owner or entrepreneur, your passion for what you do or the service you're providing is what's going to carry you through on those days that you just "have to pay the bills."
Thats where working with a life coach can help you uncover what drives you and what makes you feel fulfilled, helping you create a business that aligns with your values and passions while helping you to generate more income.
4. They can provide accountability and support
A life coach can provide you with the accountability and support you need to stay on track and achieve your goals.
The journey to get where you want to go, or more importantly, who you want to become in life - is a LONG road filled with doubt and disbelief in yourself and your abilities. There are going to be times where you second guess yourself, your ideas, your morals, and your motives. There will be times where 99 voices in your head are screaming "just give up, its not worth it, do something safe." And thats where working with a coach to help you amplify that 1 small voice that's telling you to stick with it is so helpful in keeping you on track when you want to give up.
Life Coaches can help keep you accountable for the progress you're making and provide you with the encouragement and guidance you need to keep moving forward, even when times get tough.
5. They can help you overcome obstacles and challenges
As an entrepreneur and business owner, you're bound to encounter obstacles and challenges along the way to building your dream. A life coach can help you navigate these challenges, providing you with the tools and strategies you need to overcome them and keep moving forward.
"The only way out is through" is sort of a mantra that I've adopted since being diagnosed with cancer, because it reminds me that no one else is coming to save me.
That can be a hard truth to swallow in life, however a lot of times it's true in business as well.
In fact, this is the part where many entrepreneurs turn back and give up on their dreams. The moment they encounter a problem and begin to feel like there is no way out, they panic.
That's where working with a Life Coach can keep you calm, and confident under fire.
That's when having a coach in your corner, just like in sports, can help show you something that you were unable to see yourself.
Thats why working with a coach is so powerful and profound, because often times- the obstacle is really the opportunity!