As the Internet has made it effortless to start a new business, now more than ever the amount of entrepreneurs entering the market has grown by leaps and bounds. However, what hasn’t changed much in recent years is the amount of businesses that are failing.
Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs who are launching a new venture still lack many basic skills such as time management, organization, and leadership. While many CEO’s in the past have turned to a consultant for support, some are now calling upon a life coach to aide and assist them.
A life coach is defined as someone who “partners with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential” and has become a billion dollar industry. What many new business owners have realized is that launching a new venture is going to challenge them on so many levels that they need someone who can support them personally and professionally.
Every day an entrepreneur is faced with many obstacles and hurdles that will bring fears and insecurities to the forefront of their life. Many businesses that struggle or fail do so because the owner lacks the ability to make good decisions under pressure.
But by having a life coach in their corner, they now have someone who they can lean on to work through these fears in a more efficient manner. This allows the entrepreneur to grow as a person and the business to move forward.
Ask any successful entrepreneur what is the most important skill they must have and they will quickly tell you it’s time management. Most new business owners lack the ability to make the most of their time where they end up spinning their wheels going in the wrong direction.
One of the main objectives of a life coach is to evaluate their clients schedule ensuring that time is being used as effectively as possible. By doing so, this helps the entrepreneur maximize their efforts and speed up the process of their success.
Emotional Well Being
The stresses that come with running a business can become so overwhelming that many entrepreneurs want to give up. Each day the burden that comes with all of the things that must be done to move the business forward can make it daunting.
One of the techniques used by a life coach is called ‘chunking” where they help their client take all of the tasks that must be done and chunk them down into more manageable tasks. By doing so, this makes it much easier for the business owner to tackle one thing at a time.
Clarity & Purpose
A common mistake many entrepreneurs make is when they end up working in their business instead of on their business. While it may be necessary for them to roll up their sleeve and do a lot of the leg work in the very beginning, for a business to succeed, it’s important they remain focused on the big picture and outsource the medial tasks.
A life coach will always help remind their client about what they need to stay focused on ensuring that they don’t get lost in the trenches.
Very often when an entrepreneur begins their journey of launching a new business they can become so ensconced that their life becomes out of balance. All too often when this happens they find themselves unhappy and unhealthy and end up putting the blame on the business.
By having a life coach to check in with on a weekly basis, the coach will quickly be able to asses the situation ensuring their client gets back on track by not losing themselves in their business and taking action on other areas of their life that are also vital for their happiness.