The goal of the best business coaches is to make the business owner the only bottleneck in the business.
Don’t let yourself spin out of control and effectively worry yourself away from your goals.
We have to concentrate our efforts since they are always going to be limited.
Our mental anchors limit us because they keep us grounded to a certain point.
The goal should be a better understanding of your clients needs, their wants, and their perceptions.
Replace the fluff with support.
Choosing a business coach doesn’t need to feel like a blind leap of faith.
Just because something is easy for us, we often assume it’s easy for everyone else too. Similarly, we tend to assume that what’s difficult for us inevitably requires a lot of effort. These are misconceptions that can lead to missed opportunities.
Some coaches might not appreciate this post because it will teach you to see through the bad ones. But I made this for you, not them.
Since we can’t do it all, we have to be sure we spend our time where it counts.
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel! People are successfully implementing these technologies and have been for years.
“Under conditions of complexity, not only are checklists a help, they are required for success. There must always be room for judgment, but judgment aided—and even enhanced—by procedure.”
– The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
If you are vital to your business (a.k.a. “You are the business”), no one is going to buy it because you aren’t selling a business, you’re selling a job.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
– African Proverb
“One of the biggest benefits of having legal entities in place is that they create this legal backstop – this barrier, if you will – a shield – that at the worst-case scenario, blocks off your personal individual assets from what occurred inside the business. And for a lot of clients, that provides them peace of mind.”
– Doug Bend
Once you’re no longer worrying about getting what you need, your productivity and effectiveness will increase drastically.