I hear a lot of excuses for not hiring a coach. Here are four that I heard just this week:
My business isn’t making enough money to justify hiring a coach. I’ll look into it when I am making more money.
My life is out of control and I need someone to help me structure my time but I don’t have time to meet with a coach.
I don’t need a coach. I already know what I should be doing… I just have to do it.
I am a coach. I don’t need one.
I hope you see the irony in the above excuses for not hiring a coach. Here’s why you just might need a coach after all…
A coach can help you increase the profitability of your business. For example, they can help you analyze where you are spending most of your time. Are you focusing on income producing activities? Or are you getting lost in many of the other aspects of your business? A coach can teach you how to create an on ramp for new business as well as how to nurture the clients that you have. Make sure you find a coach who is tuned into this aspect of a business but find one before you have to close your doors.
A coach can help you regain control of your time and your priorities. Most coaches have flexible meeting schedules and venues to accommodate lots of different lifestyles and businesses. Talking to a coach for 45 minutes or so a week can help you design a life where your business is a manageable part of your life rather than a fire out of control that is destroying your life. A coach can add enormous value in the short amount of time that you meet with them.
A coach can hold you accountable and make sure you follow through– Knowing what to do and doing it are two different things. How many of us know that we should exercise regularly but don’t do it until we hire a trainer to hold us accountable? A business coach works in much the same way. A coach can make sure that you follow up on all that knowledge that you’ve acquired and but aren’t putting to use. Beyond that, they might even be able to add to that knowledge base in ways that will improve your business.
A coach can teach, advise and mentor you–If you are a coach then you definitely need a coach. If you were a doctor, would you never need to see one? As a coach you know the benefits of having someone to consult, advise and teach you so that you can continue to offer cutting edge advice to your clients. A coach who does not have either a coach, a mentor, a mastermind group or an accountability partner (or maybe all four) is out of integrity with her own profession.
What other excuses have you heard for not hiring a coach? What benefits could you be missing out on?
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