Are you trying to GROW your business alone?
Do you keep your business to yourself, for fear of what others may say? Are you trying to learn and DO it ALL alone?
You can’t GROW alone… Period!
It’s a proven fact that FEAR is the #1 reason why people don’t do something. The best way to knock fear on its butt, is to keep your WHY in front of you at ALL times!
Even if your WHY is simply:
- Pay my bills
- Buy groceries
- Gas money
- Summer vacation
- Or something else you need or want – YESSS,,, you deserve your WANTs, too!
Your WHY doesn’t have to be some lavish trip overseas, or a Mercedes-Benz 550 Whatever it is, though, you need to keep it in front of you.
- Put a sticky on your computer screen
- Put the bill on your refrigerator
- Tape a note to your bathroom mirror
THEN… it’s time to find the RIGHT network of like-hearted people to help you GROW toward your WHY.
Look for a great online community, that is full of people who have businesses – large and small – who you can network with.
Social networking is such a valuable asset! If you’re not taking advantage of the large groups on Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity to form alliances, not to mention your potential customers and clients.
Also, find local groups, in or near your community, to network with. You can probably find at least one group on:
- Google+ local organizations
- local organizations on Facebook
OF COURSE… SAFETY FIRST! Do your research on whatever group(s) you’re interested in joining. You may want to reach out to a few of their members. Get their feedback on how the group operates, and if it is truly an asset, and worth your time to attend. This way you’ll have an idea of what to expect.
A GOOD BUSINESS COACH!
What’s a Business Coach have to do with it? EVERYTHING!
A good Business Coach will offer ALL of the following:
- Resources – Websites, apps, tutorials
- Experience – Have they been where you are, and HOW did THEY grow?
- Strategy – Develop a blueprint to get you from A to Z
- Understanding where you are now
- Good communication – Why you need X, Y and Z in your business
- Availability – They should be able to work with you during reasonable hours
- Reliability – Shows up on time, ready and able to help you get things done!
These are just a few of the most valuable qualities, that you should look for, in a Business Coach.
When you get serious about GROWING your business, you will see that the importance of connecting with the RIGHT people, is a no-brainer!
When working on a science project, in school, you had a teacher and a study group, right? Your business is your latest project. You need someone to show you the How-Tos, keep you motivated, focused and accountable.
You will ALWAYS need a group of like-hearted people to help you stay inspired, and to learn the latest industry-related tips and tricks. Without a good network, you can easily get so frustrated, you take yourself out of the game 🙁
Hopefully, after reading this, you have a much clearer understanding as to why surrounding yourself with the RIGHT people is crucial to your business success. Also, I hope you now know why you need to invest in your business by hiring a Business Coach.
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