Signs you would benefit from working with a business coach
You keep revamping your website
A little change here, a bigger change there, new images etc. All this serves to tell you that you are unsure about who you are, what your business does and more importantly who will be attracted to work with you once they stumble upon you. A business coach will ensure you develop the best format, create the right image and shape your language to suit those exact needs of your ideal client once they seek you out and land straight on your pages.
You keep changing your main offering
You’ve gone through more changes than Superman with your service offering. It’s seen you change from one thing to another without giving any offering the chance to be really tried and tested. A business coach will help you decide on what you really want to offer based on your skills, strengths and passion and challenge you with all the right questions as to whom you really want to work with and why and what you want to offer them.
Your confidence levels are low
Your scatter gun approach to your business is keeping your head above water, but only just. Which means it’s having an impact on how you feel about your business. Your stress levels are quite high and you’re pretty exhausted with the level of effort you’re expending on delivery of your services without experiencing the same level of return. This in turn is impacting on your confidence, which becomes a vicious circle. A business coach will help you to pick your way through the rubble and create more structure and direction.
You are in your head way too much
Sounds like an odd one, but is so true! The employed get to talk through challenges with their colleagues, bosses and even friends. For the self-employed even the latter are unlikely to be able to help. Who understands what it’s like to run a business but other self-employed people and when you’re running a business it can be hard to share with others when you’re struggling. Stiff upper lip and all that! A business coach provides an objective sounding board and an ability to ask the right questions to generate solutions which create actions for successful outcomes.
You’re allowing procrastination to take over
Due to the above issue, you’re constantly going back on forth on ideas, plans and strategies for how you will grow your business. But you never seeming to take action on anything that will really help you get there and if you do, you’re so full of self-doubt that no real positive outcome is likely to happen anyway. Having a business coach on your side will help you to create the right actions and then have the accountability to make those actions happen and with the best outcomes.
You are scared about marketing your business
You know what you should be doing to market your business, but you’re not sure what you have to say (if anything at all) and if you are, you’re embarrassed as to who will read it (if anyone at all). You’re full of contradictions, excuses, indecision and therefore little to no marketing is taking place. A business coach will help you to gain clarity and confidence on what your marketing message is, who it needs to be seen by and how.
I don’t need to tell you all that chopping and changing costs you money, not to mention in your valuable time and energy. Weigh that up with the investment and return with a business coach and you’ll soon see where you’re better concentrating your efforts.
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About Clare Whalley
Clare Whalley is a business coach and has been running Meta4 coaching and training Solutions since 2007. Clare used to work for a telecommunications company, resigning in 2007 (after seeing a Life Coach) to set up her own coaching and training business. She now loves to inspire others to create their dream business.