Your invitation into the business world may have sounded like this: Leave your 9-5 position as an employee and take control of your life. Become a business owner so you can create the life of your dreams while impacting your customer base. It sounds great, right?
If only it were that easy. The reality is that most business owners are overwhelmed, burnt out, and working 12-15 hours per day. They know they need to make some changes. but Unfortunately, the accumulation of the dull, mundane, and energy-draining tasks associated with growing a business can take over an owner’s calendar before they know it. This unintentional departure from focusing your time and resources on strategic action runs the risk of putting your business in a slump.
You may have a growing business, but if you are like most owners, you are not quite sure of the next steps you need to take in order to sustain and continue that growth. The result – you become your own procrastination coach.
The stakes have never been higher for business owners to succeed. 96% of businesses fail in the first 10 years. Of the 4% that survive, 80% of those businesses fail in the next 5 years.
There is a secret among successful business owners know that unsuccessful ones have yet to discover: success comes through highly trained business coaches who help you to stop procrastinating and start taking action.
An ActionCOACH is an invaluable asset to your business.
In most cases, business owners are relying on a procrastination coach to get the job done, which means the job never gets done. Procrastination coaches can take a variety of forms: they can be inefficient or inexperienced business advisors, low-performing business partners, or even a business owner lacking the same motivation that got him or her into the entrepreneurial world in the first place. So, what are the results you get when you metaphorically hire a procrastination coach as opposed to literally working with an action coach?
- Frustrated by lack of clear plan
- Unsure of business needs
- Survives one day at a time
- Drowning in chaos
- Business is stagnant or slowly declining
- Decreasing profit margins
- Business solely dependent on the owner
- Feeling stuck and frustrated
- High employee turnover
- One perspective
- Motivated by clear action plan
- Focused on needs of business
- Sets goals
- Creates systems
- Business is growing and goes to new levels
- Increasing profit margins
- Business can run without the owner
- Feeling empowered and confident
- Strategic hiring system = loyal employees
- Offers different perspective
In most cases, business owners know they need to make drastic changes in their businesses, but they don’t have the time, resources, or clear direction to take the next step. Too often, the magic of starting a business can be replaced by menial work, unexpected hurdles, and growing pains that render business owners unmotivated and their companies stagnant. Action coaches come in as strategic reference points to empower business owners to take back the fire that fuels their entrepreneurship by instituting clear goals, effective procedures, and efficient personnel. If you don’t want to wait another minute before your business soars into its full potential, schedule a free strategy session with an ActionCOACH at your convenience.
How an ActionCOACH Can Help
You’re in the driver’s seat. We’re here to get you where you want to go.
Working with an ActionCOACH is about so much more than just performance. It’s about strategizing to build up the business you love and live the lifestyle of your dreams.