You have all these ideas and all these things you could do, and you just don’t know where to focus.
You see EVERYONE else killin’ it in their businesses and although you seem to be doing exactly what they’re doing, you feel like you’re not getting the same results.
Your significant other is starting to get real bored with the fact that ALL YOU EVER TALK ABOUT is your business.
You’re indecisive. Should I create a course? Should I raise my prices? Should I change my copy? Should I start a Facebook group?
You’re constantly comparing yourself to other entrepreneurs. Well she did that, maybe I should.
This phrase is a repeat in your head: How do I make MORE MONEY?
It might be time to hire a business coach.
Should you hire a business coach?
You’ve got a few tabs open to coaches websites, have done a few google or FB group searches for “is hiring a business coach worth it”.
But you see the prices and you think: How can talking to someone for 60 minutes fix all my problems!? Let alone for that price!
Sure, it’s an investment.
You were hoping to start this online business thing to not have to invest a lot.
But if you resonate with all of those feelings above, it’s likely going to be one of the best investments you make.
Here are my favorite benefits of working with a business coach:
Accountability & Motivation
If you are anything like me, you’ve got a big ol’ list of things you should do/want to do in your business but you always find other “important” things to do instead. Like scrolling through your FB news feed AGAIN or writing another blog post or making another list of things you shoud do/want to do and then reorganizing your list of things you shoud do/want to do.
A business coach will help you see what things will give you the best return on your time investment and they will give you the accountability to actually do. those. things.
It’s a strange thing, but if you have someone THAT YOU’RE PAYING tell you to get something done by your next call, you’ll want to get it done.
You don’t want to waste your money. And if you don’t get it done, the next time you talk you’re going to have to spend time talking about why you didn’t get that done instead of moving on to the next step of getting you where you want to be.
Sure, having an accountability partner or mastermind group can help with accountability. But in my experience, when you put money on the line, it’s way more effective.
Someone that doesn’t know you all that well (or at all) is able to see your business in a different light. Not only that, but they’ve worked deeply with a lot of other entrepreneurs and different business models and bring that experience into your business.
We get stuck in our own thoughts and experiences which often turns into days and weeks of swirling the same ol’ ideas around in our heads.
You know that feeling when you stumble upon an article explaining some new way of doing things and a light-bulb goes off in your head? Like, “Why did I never think of that!”?
Business coaches give you those light-bulb moments all the time. Why wait until you maybe, one-day, if you’re lucky, stumble upon that article?
It’s all about you
And it’s nice when it’s all about us. Because your boyfriend/husband/best friend/accountability partner/online friends can’t always make it all about you.
With those people, there is always an exchange of focus. You talk about you, they talk about themselves, they relate your problems to their problems.
With a business coach- it’s all about you. Complete focus on YOUR problems, YOUR struggles, YOUR business.
It’s nice to be selfish sometimes and if you want to be a good girlfriend/husband/accountability partner/online friend/human, you can save your selfishness for your business coach.
They become your champions
And even your best business friends and future business partners too! When you get close with your business coach, they support you outside your calls. They tend to spread the word about you online, follow up with you when you’re doing something awesome and refer you to their friends and colleagues.
Starting off with a business relationship doesn’t mean it has to end with that. It’s pretty nice to have someone that really knows you stay in your corner even after you’ve wrapped up your session.
And when you really click- you’re complimentary skills could even turn into a partnership. (That photo up above is when my first coach Heather visited me in France to work together on a product.)
Choosing a Coach
Take some time to list out your biggest struggles right now.
Although most business coaches can help you with all aspects of business, many focus on (or are particularly good with) specific issues. It’s always good to start with your biggest problem (which often leads to lots of other little ones).
Like anything in life, you don’t have to go all in.
If you’re worried you can’t afford a business coach, or what will happen if you don’t jive well with one you choose, remember it’s not a for-the-rest-of-your-life investment.
You can try it out with just one session or over a short period or even in a mastermind.
Here at FTF, I love offering a combination of coaching and mastermind as my way of getting to dive deep with those that could use my help. Check out my Accelerate Mastermind here.