5. You’re avoiding issues in your business
This is one of the biggest things to come out of coaching, therapy, counselling and many other talk type therapies.
Sometimes, especially in business, there are blindingly obvious issues; they don’t go unnoticed they are very much noticed but then for a variety of reasons are swept under the nearest rug, carpet or bed.
One of the things you pay a business coach for is to ask the difficult questions and the right questions.
If you’re ignoring a pretty big issue in your business then that’s a massive red flag.
That needs to be resolved as soon as possible – these issues don’t just go away, they fester, they anchor themselves down and frequently this single thing can result in the business not growing or at worst collapsing altogether.
A business coach will crowbar the answers out of you and put them front and centre of your mind such that you can work out firstly why you’re ignoring this and then secondly how to resolve it.
6. You find yourself bouncing new business ideas off of friends and family a lot.
Now before you jump down my throat I want to be clear on something.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with you bouncing absolutely every single idea off of your friends and family, in fact, I actively encourage that.
The only problem with this is that your friends and family’s goal will be your happiness – if they see that you’re really excited about something then their likely response is to follow suit and get excited too because that’s what you want to hear.
They can become “yes-men” rather than give you honesty.
A business coach’s goal is your business succeeding.
This means saying “no” or “that’s the worst idea ever” or “that would be great but have you realised X”.
It’s this brutal level of honesty that you simply will not be able to get from 99% of friends and family but that’s honestly what you need to hear if you want to succeed.
7. You don’t have a plan
I’m not saying that your business can’t survive without a plan, it can.
What I am saying is that everything about your business will be better with a plan.
If you have an absolutely clear idea of what needs to be done and how it is going to be done every year, every month, every week, every day then you’re destined for success.
If you sit down to “work on your business” and find yourself stuck for ideas of what to do or start a job but quickly either get bored of it or realise you don’t know what you’re doing then you definitely need a plan.
A wedding business coach’s main job is to work alongside you to draw up a plan that not only is going to get you where you want to be but will be bespoke to you, your skills, your time frames and aspirations. It’s never a one size fits all approach with coaching.
8. You lack clearly defined goals
If you don’t need your business to make money and you just run it for fun then you don’t really need goals – just keep enjoying it.
(Stand by white-hot truth bomb incoming)
The converse is also true, if you don’t have goals in your business then you’re just running it for fun and you won’t really make money.
Goals are so important for the success of your business, they focus your mind on the things that are going to help you achieve them, they give you a barometer for your success in the business, they push you to work when you’re struggling to get motivated, gives you something to celebrate once achieved and so much more.
A good business coach will help you to define both the long term goals of the business as well as shorter-term ones as well. They’ll also teach you how to set daily goals so that you use your time more efficiently.
Getting a wedding business coach
If you’ve read any of the above and it has resonated with you then we’d love to chat with you further.
Book in a completely free 15-minute coaching call with myself and Jack by clicking the button below.
During that time we can talk about whatever you like, following this Jack and I will discuss your issue and then send across a business proposal about working with us with options available for various budgets.