As early back as I can remember, my grandmother belonged to Weight Watchers. I can vividly remember her making her famous rhubarb pie. My sister and I never tried it but looking back we probably missed out on a tasty treat.
My grandmother loved Weight Watchers so much that she would travel by bus about an hour to go to their meetings. Once she reached her weight loss goal she started working for them.
Weight Watchers helps you reach your weight loss goals but how does this relate to your business?
Recently I saw a commercial from the company letting you know that you are not alone. When you sign up for Weight Watchers, you will have your own personal coach. Why do you think the company would offer this? As one coach mentioned in the commercial, she’s been there. She knows the frustrations you face and she knows how to help you reach your goals.
When it comes to your business, you might be facing one or more challenges. Wouldn’t it be nice to have help from someone who’s been where you are? Someone who’s faced and conquered those challenges?
That’s where a business coach comes in.
Here are six reasons you might want to seek the expertise of a business coach:
I remember my grandmother talking about being weighed at the beginning of the meeting. You knew you were going to be held accountable for the weight you did or did not lose. A business coach can hold you accountable when it comes to your business goals as well.
There were times my grandmother gained a pound or two. At the meetings, everyone was encouraged not let these set backs get them down. A business coach can help support you. When you lack motivation, your coach can be there for you. They can give you that pep talk you need to get you back on track.
Have you ever heard the saying, “You can’t see the forest for the trees?” There are times in your business when you can’t see what your roadblocks are. Having another set of eyes can give you the insight you need to make the much-needed changes to move your business forward.
Not everyone possesses good organizational skills. Creating systems with your coach that can help you be more efficient can move your business forward.
5. Saves You Money
You might be thinking, “I’m paying my business coach. How can that save me money?” There are mistakes, costly mistakes that your business coach has already made. He or she can direct you away from making those same mistakes. Your business coach knows the “tricks of the trade” to help you maximize your marketing budget.
6. Brings You Back to Reality
It’s easy to look at other people in your industry and create unreal expectations. Your coach is like reality knocking on your door.
The right coach will give you value far beyond what you pay them. It’s important you understand a coach or mentor won’t do the work for you. It’s always your responsibility to do that.
These are just a few reasons you might need a coach. How has having a business coach helped you? Leave your thoughts and comments below.