I came across this quote the other day: “Behind every fearless player is a fearless coach who refuses to let them be anything but the best they can be.”
I stopped and reflected on these words.
Do you know what Oprah, Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Jackman, and Bill Gates and many, many others all have in common… aside from being the most financially successful business people in the world?
These celebrities, athletes, and business leaders have all worked with and excelled in their careers because of the help of their coach.
“Everyone needs a coach.” Those were the exact words that Bill Gates chose to open his TED Talk. “We all need people who give us feedback.”
All great CEO’s have people they can turn to for advice, counsel and strategic ideas.
The same is true for us, women in business, we all need to be supported, mentored, and empowered to achieve our goals. We need someone who sees our brilliance, reinforces our positive mindset and brings out the best in us!
Yet, too many women in business are still trying to do it all alone.
Like many of you, I have also tried the “Figure It All Out Myself” approach for far too long. It didn’t work well.
When I just started my business, I thought I knew what to do, I have two business degrees and ran successful businesses for many years; yet, I felt overwhelmed. I needed more structure, support, and accountability to get the results I wanted.
It wasn’t until I started to work with coaches who owned multiple 6 and 7 figure businesses that I could see what is truly possible for me… when I have outside support. I hired my first coach when I truly thought that I could not afford one.
AND, it was game changing! Working with my own coaches helped me achieve my business and personal goals faster and with more ease, clarity, and joy. I’ve made many investments over the years and they have all helped me create a business of my dreams.
Why is coaching so powerful?
TODAY I’M SHARING WITH YOU THE 5 FUNDAMENTAL REASONS WHY EVERY BUSINESS NEEDS A COACH.
1. SET “SMART” SIMPLE, MEASURABLE, ACHIEVABLE, REALISTIC AND TIME-PHASED GOALS
Starting with simple, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-phased goals will give you a direction, a target, and will help to build a CLEAR VISION for your life and your business.
It will act as an invisible force that guides your actions. Carefully think about your business desires and put your goals on paper. By doing so you’ll increase the odds of reaching your goal. To enhance your chances for success, don’t just set one big goal. Instead, opt for shorter term, more frequent goals. It will give you more instantaneous feedback on your ongoing progress and it’ll also allow you to adjust course if necessary.
A skilled coach will help you see what is truly possible for you, keep you accountable, and encourage you to follow through.
2. GET YOUR POWER BACK – CONFIDENCE AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
I once asked one of my clients, why does she think she has such spectacular results working with me? (She was smart, educated, and knew exactly what to do before we started working together… but she also had one problem, SHE WAS NOT GETTING THE RESULTS THAT SHE WANTED.)
The answer surprised me: “I think it is because of your belief that I can achieve my goals that gave me the confidence that I CAN.”
The reason why people don’t get the results they want is primarily because of fear, especially FEAR OF FAILURE. The only reason why you procrastinate about anything is because at some level you link more pain to taking action than to not taking action.
A skilled coach will support you with transforming your limiting beliefs that are holding you back.
3. RECEIVE THE INSPIRATION AND MOTIVATION YOU REQUIRE TO THINK BIG
The biggest difference in women who are successful is that they no longer think like a small business owner. Adopting a STRATEGIC CEO MINDSET when you are still in the building stages of your business will allow you and your team to develop the skill and systems to operate at a higher level.
A business coach can support you in developing systems early on in the life of the business is the first step towards signaling that you are THINKING BIG. Take the time and do the work that will elevate your business and sets you apart from your competition.
4. A NEW LEVEL OF SELF-CARE
Getting support, guidance and mentorship is a form of self-care that is rarely discussed.
The next level in your business requires a new level of self-care. You are the vehicle that is driving your business and you deserve the best.
If you are healthy in mind and body, whatever you are doing will be of a higher quality and your clients will feel it.
By getting support from a coach you are showing that you are ready for the next level in your business and personal life.
5. THE NEXT LEVEL BRANDING
The next level in your business requires a new level of branding and positioning yourself. Saying who you are and what you do will not connect you with your clients on an emotional level. Your customers are seeking more focused messaging, purpose, and a connection that speaks to them on a deeper level.
Your coach can give you the tools you need to build a powerful but authentic brand which will take your clients’ attraction to the next level and will position you apart from other businesses in your industry.
If I could give you one business advice for the end of the year, it would be: INVEST IN YOURSELF! Have a coach you can trust. Hire him or her to help you grow your business and gain new ideas, plans, strategy and most importantly ENERGY to enter 2021. Treat yourself like a Queen in your business.
If you feel that it is time to let go of the struggle, procrastination, lack of clarity, and feeling stuck. Reach out to me. Let’s create a plan to help you reach your business and personal goals from a space of true alignment and using world-class strategies for 2021!
Visit my WEBSITE and book your FREE CONSULTATION so we can talk about how I can support you in getting clear on your business, lifestyle, and financial objectives.
For more info visit our website @ldvelite.com
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
RENIA M. ORR IS AN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STRATEGIST, SUCCESS COACH, SPEAKER, AND THE FOUNDER OF LDV ELITE.
SHE IS A SPEAKER FOR FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES, APPEARS ON NBC TV AND OTHER TELEVISION PROGRAMMING, AND IS AN ACCOMPLISHED AUTHOR.