Many novice businessmen think that they already have everything figured out just because they have a brilliant and innovative idea for a product or service. If only ideas suffice in running a business and beating the competition.
Do you know when to get help when things are not going as planned? Do you even know when things are already getting awry? Maybe you need a business coach.
A business coach is an expert who can walk you through the intricate parts of running a business, including the ones that you have yet to explore. He opens you to a lot of good and bad possibilities and makes you perceptive of the things that may escape your attention because of too much optimism. He is a mentor who can make you a good leader and follower at the same time.
Do you need one? Here are four signs it’s time to hire a business coach.
1. Your venture overwhelms you.
Do you feel like there are so many things to do, but too short time to do them? Are you overwhelmed by your own targets and plans? Maybe you need to be more organized with the help of a business coach. You need someone experienced in organizing plans and directions for other people.
2. You badly need validation and constructive criticisms without bias.
It is hard to find an impartial expert opinion in an organization of well-opinionated professionals, especially if you have business partners to consider. A business coach can tell you what you are doing right and wrong without hidden agenda because he belongs outside your organization.
Even private blog networks (PBN) need a business coach to help all the member websites sort the right and wrong moves without any ulterior motive.
3. You know what to do but still get it wrong.
You know the theories and technicalities, but somehow, you still get subpar results far from how you visualized your plans. The problem may be in the execution. It is hard to figure out what is going wrong when you know that your plans are foolproof and your goals are perfect for your business; hence, you need someone who has no emotional connection to your business.
4. You strive for success but have no specific goals.
It is normal for an aspiring businessman to desire success. The problem is that success is usually defined generically – to expand, be stable, get rich then become the biggest. That is Utopian in concept, and sticking to it is only bound to make you lose sight of your goals.
A business coach can help you identify the specific goals that you should strive to achieve. He can tell you what goals matter to your business and what may not give significant impact.