Coaching can Increase Your Bottom Line
“I can’t afford to hire an employee. How can I afford to pay a coach? I don’t even know if it will work! What do they do, anyway? I don’t need a cheerleader. I need cash flow!”
These were my words many years ago. I was preparing to interview a woman on my radio show and realized that she had grown her business significantly in a short period of time. I couldn’t wait to find out how she did it!
During the interview she revealed that she had hired a business coach. I felt deflated. Here we go again. Another person who claims having a coach made all the difference. Off the air, I asked her what the real deal was. It had to be something else. “No, it really was the fact that I was using a coach. He challenged me to work smart, not hard, and I ended up cleaning out a lot of the junk in my life and business. It made room for success.”
I realized at that point that “junk” takes up space in your life and prevents success from happening, at least on a large scale.
So I called a coach. No, I did not have a lot of money and I really did not know what kind of “junk” I needed to get rid of, but I knew it had to be there because I was not succeeding the way I had envisioned.
Those few months of receiving good, solid coaching made such a difference in my business, I have never looked back. To this day I use what I learned from my coach to make decisions and plans for my business. Each quarter I am confident in my goals because my objectives are clear. When issues arise, I follow the processes I worked out with my coach to act in an efficient manner and do the right thing for the business. I still make a lot of mistakes, but I was able to remove a lot of “junk” that was preventing me from the success I was looking for.
So what are you waiting for? Don’t love the “junk” in your life. Let it go!