How to Get Started in Personal Development Home Business Coaching & Mentorship

Do you have a passion to help others but not sure how to get started? Maybe you have a strong desire to make a positive difference around the world but just cant see how you could do this…. Here’s how…. read on….

Once you have found the right fit, go for it. There is no time like the present, take inspired action and move forward to your business coaching club.coaching_feature

Personal Development Home Businesses are taking the world by storm, we see a new wave of mentorship based businesses helping people reach new levels in life. Anyone can get started with these kind of opportunities. No qualifications needed just a strong passion to help others and make a positive difference around the world.

As the old saying goes there is no better investment than an investment in yourself. Personal development business opportunities give you the best of both worlds. You have the opportunity to work on yourself in turn helping others do the same. For many people this is a win win situation.

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The Top Ten Myths And Realities About Business Coaching, According To Your Strategic Thinking Coach

I think it is safe to say that there are many preconceived notions about business coaching. Furthermore, some of these notions really are myths rather than reality. In an attempt to provide some insight into what are the major myths about business coaching, I have developed a list of the top ten myths and respective realities that are counter to each myth.Debunking-5-myths-of-small-business-digital-marketing

Myth # 1. I really don’t have any problems. I am doing well and don’t need a business coach.
Reality: Maybe this is true, but it is important to understand that business coaching is not about fixing problems. Business coaching is about creating new possibilities and improving yourself.

Myth #2. Business coaching is nothing more than a cleverly disguised way of telling people what to do.
Reality: Effective business coaching focuses on results and uses various approaches to pull solutions from within those being coached rather than the coach telling them what to do.

Myth #3. You have the questions and your business coach has the answers.
Reality: From my perspective as a strategic thinking business coach, this is very far from the truth and reality. As an effective business coach it is just the opposite. Your business coach has the questions and you have the answers within you and your business coach will help you discover them.

Myth #4. Business coaching is only for troubles or poor performers.
Reality: The best business coaching clients are those with potential that is not being realized or people who have hit a hurdle or stumbling block in their development and need coaching to guide them through the impediment.

Myth # 5. Business coaching is just sitting around and listening to people.
Reality: Effective business coaching comes from asking the right questions at the right time. A well thought-out question may be worth hours of listening. However, listening is only useful if it yields enough information to formulate the right questions.

Myth #6. Business coaching is time consuming.
Reality: Reality is just the opposite. Some of the best business coaching happens in brief and sharply focused doses. And remember the old saying about there is never enough time to do it right but there is always enough time to do it over? Effective business coaching will increase the probability of getting it right the first time and therefore save time in the future.

Myth #7. Business coaching is too expensive and only wealthy people can afford their own business coach.
Reality: Maybe this could be true with some business coaches, but certainly not for all business coaches. When speaking with prospective business coaching clients we focus on the value of the business coaching to their own growth and development and their business and personal goals.

Myth #8. I can coach myself for free or I can simply talk to my best friend.
Reality: No matter how hard your best friend tries, he or she cannot be unbiased and impartial with you. And you and your best friend will not ask the tough questions that need to be asked and will not bring the benefit of a true outsider’s perspective.

Myth # 9. Men cannot coach women and women cannot coach men.
Reality: Effective business coaching is gender neutral. In fact, sometimes business coaches of the opposite sex can facilitate people seeing issues from the other’s perspective.

Myth #10. A business coach must have a similar personality to yours.
Reality: Business coaching is about growth and development and having a business coach with a different personality will offer fresh perspectives.

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Do You Know How to Choose a Business Coach?

Businesses, like yours, at various times need guidance. It could be that you are experiencing new growth and you need help in adjusting. It could be that your management team is young and inexperienced with the demands of their positions. You might need help keeping focus on your goals for your personal and professional life. The point being is that there are many reasons to select a business coach. The ultimate question is do you know how to choose a business coach at all? business_main
When should a business choose a business coach? To answer this question you first have to ask yourself a very important question of your own, “Is my business and/or I am ready to be coached?” The question of when is answered by you knowing if you are ready to be coached.
Business coaching is a process and method that will challenge you and your business to be better than it already is and to reach for the unreachable. A coach does this by being an objective observer, asking uncomfortable challenging questions, and laying down fundamental plans double hold everyone accountable. So if the business is not ready (or if it is you) to be held accountable, challenged, and face the uncomfortable observations then it is not ready for a business coach. If you and your business have decided your ready for coach then you have already crossed the largest hurdle in your search. So what else should you look for when you search for a business coach?

There is no cookie-cutter approach to searching for coach for your business. Yet, but there are some standard criteria that you should use. Here are just a few of them:

  • Do you get along with the coach?
  • Can the coach explained to you what they can cannot do for you?
  • How accessible is the coach to you and your team?
  • What expectations does the coach have for you?

Of course there are many other criteria that go into selecting a business coach. There are countless blogs, websites, and brochures that can give you other questions you can use in your search. Let us go through in detail the four listed above.

You are going to be spending quite some time with your coach. So you better like them. Here is a tool that you can use when you are interviewing your coach. Imagine yourself on the longest road trip you have ever taken for your entire life. We have enough fuel, food, and no need for rest stops. The only unfortunate problems that you have on this road trip is that there is no radio, no rest stops, and it is just you and the coach that you are interviewing. You are alone in the car with the coach. You both know that this trip will take at least one month to complete. If you cannot get along with this person in the first few minutes, that is going to be one very long road trip. No no matter how many degrees, books, and clients this coach is served if you like him you are not going to listen to him. Is that plain and simple.

In your search for business coach you will mostly come across the infamous, the famous, and notorious better part of this industry. That being the case it is important for you to know how open and accessible they are to you and your team. A coach that is difficult to get a hold of is not worthy of your investment. Would you hire a business coach they should be dedicated to your team and to ensuring that you reach your goals. How can a coach hold you accountable to the plans that you have both developed that they are not around to watch you put them into action? Quite simply it is difficult for them to do that.

When a coach meets your expectations, aligns with your desired goals, gets along with you to provide honest feedback, and is on call when you need them, you will find that you and your business team can achieve the unachievable. A business coach can provide actionable plans that keeps you accountable and focused on obtaining your goals. A business coach can be an integral part of any team. Many business coaching relationships have become part of the many small business and corporate success stories across the globe. If you are careful and take your time in selecting a coach you too will experience success.

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