Have you ever noticed the incredible influence that a coach has upon the performance of athletes? It’s no different in business.
If you take a close look at any successful business owner, there is a good chance they’ve had a great mentor somewhere along the way. I can attribute a large part of my business success to the many mentors and coaches I have had in my life. My personal journey is one of countless examples of how mentoring is an integral part of the growth and development of any business.
Here are some ways having a mentor or a business coach can help you:
Make business decisions with confidence.
No matter what challenges or decisions your business faces, chances are your mentor has experienced it before. They can help you identify mistakes before they happen and guide you through tough times with knowledge and expertise.
Put a plan in place.
Your coach can help you determine what your business objectives should be and create a timeline to achieve them. They can help you prioritize your objectives, keep you on the right track and make sure that you stick with your goals.
Ensure you’re doing what you should be doing.
A good coach or mentor will be your personal accountability partner. Your coach can also give you pointers on how to run your business more efficiently and “cut the fat.” You’ll be able to focus more on growing your business and avoid the pitfalls that your competitors may face if they don’t have a mentor of their own.
Open doors for opportunity.
Not only will your mentor have established contacts to help you grow your business, but they can lend a hand to develop your own network. Your coach can also help you realize your personal potential and encourage you to venture out of your natural comfort zone and try new things.
Running a business can be extremely complex and at times overwhelming. It’s critical to have someone who can help you see your blind spots and optimize your performance so you can reach success.
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Blog post #12–the finale–in the Entrepreneurial Challenge guest blog by John Assaraf.