How Working With A Business Coach Will Grow Your Biz And Change Your Life
As a spiritual business coach who’s worked with many coaches and coaches women first-hand on how to launch their dream businseness, I totally get why some people are hesitant to invest in a business coach. It’s a scary thing. You feel it’s too expensive. You wonder if it’s really worth it and whether you’ll see incredible results.
So many new entrepreneurs think that they can just figure it all out on their own. That was me when I started my coaching business. I was so pumped about launching. I thought that as long as I took a couple of online courses, read a bunch of blog posts, signed up for every single free training I saw, and created a pretty website that would be enough to start seeing the clients roll in. WRONG.
This was definitely not the case for me. And if I’m being totally real with you, the first year in my coaching business was a complete fail. I made a whopping $1,000 even though I was busting my ass every single day for an entire year.
Keep in mind that up until this point, I had already been working for myself as a freelance editor and writer for 3+ years. I was already an entrepreneur but couldn’t seem to crack the code on this new business venture.
Even though I thought I was doing all the right things, I really wasn’t. I wasn’t clear on what exactly I wanted to do, who I wanted to help, and what exactly I was going to help them with.
I lacked confidence because I just wasn’t sure what the hell I was doing. I was just throwing things at the wall and hoping something would stick.
I felt like such a failure. I was trying everything I could to book clients and nothing was working. That’s when I knew it was time to hire a business coach and it completely changed my life and my business.
So how do you know if it’s time to hire a business coach? Great question.
It’s time to hire a business coach if you…
Have spent more than a few months (or even years!) trying to do it on your own and getting absolutely zero clients or just a few low-paying clients here and there, nothing consistent.
You’ve been dreaming about doing it for like forever and just haven’t taken any action yet because you’re not sure what steps you need to take.
You feel like you’re trying EVERYTHING and nothing is sticking.
Your business is making you feel burned out, which is not how you pictured your entrepreneur journey feeling.
You know you really want to start an online business and don’t want to waste any time working on things that don’t matter and instead establish the right foundation for your biz right from the start.
Do any of these sound like you? If you’re thinking, OMG YES! Then hiring a business coach might just be your next best move in order to start seeing some major results in your business.
Here, I’m sharing a few ways hiring a business coach will change your life and your business.
Super Duper Clear Clarity
Like I mentioned, clarity was a big struggle for me when I was first getting started and this is such a huge piece. Your business clarity is the foundation of your business. If your clarity is fuzzy, it’s like building a house on sand. It’s just not going to work.
A good business coach will help you tremendously with this step because they’re able to see your business from an outside perspective and let you know where your clarity needs to be stronger. Even if you think you have clarity, if you’re not booking clients chances are you probably don’t have the level of clarity you need to have.
A Fail-Proof Shortcut To Success
Of that first year in my business that I spent trying to figure things out on my own, I would say at least 90% of what I was doing didn’t really need to be done. Why? Because I didn’t know any better! I was just guessing my way through hoping and praying something would work.
The beauty of working with a business coach is that they have a fail-proof system that works, which means no more playing the business guessing game. Instead, you’re focusing your time and energy on the things that will work and will deliver some major results.
It’s basically a shortcut to success because you’re not driving around for miles and miles feeling lost and aimlessly looking for your destination. Instead, you have a freaking GPS that’s literally guiding you through the path to get to where you want to be in the shortest amount of time possible.
All you have to do is show up, do the work, and trust the process. That’s when building a business becomes an easy, fun, and effortless process.
Working with a business coach also means you have someone to keep you accountable to your goals. So if you’re someone who needs that little extra push to get things done, business coaching will be a game-changer for you.
For example, I give my clients weekly homework (or as I like to call it fun work!). So each week they’re actually getting something done that moves them closer to their goal of launching and growing their dream business.
That accountability alone will motivate you to move mountains. That’s exactly why people who work out with a personal trainer get abs and people who just have a gym membership don’t because there’s no one there to keep them accountable to actually show up.
At least for me, one of the biggest things that was holding me back from having full confidence in myself and my business was the fact that I just felt unsure if I was doing things right.
Working with a coach, cleared all that up right away. I felt like such a badass afterwards because I knew exactly what I needed to do to create a successful business.
Your confidence and your mindset is just as important if not more so when it comes to having a booming business. You can be the best in the world at what you do and have so much value to share with your clients but if your mindset and self-belief isn’t strong, you’ll ultimately self-sabotage your success.
Mindset work has been absolutely crucial to the success of both of my businesses. That’s exactly why I cover this with my 1:1 clients. So if you’re lacking confidence in your business, feeling paralyzed by fear, or have limiting beliefs constantly on repeat in your mind, then it might be time for some business and mindset coaching so you can finally step into your power as a woman and as an entrepreneur.
One of my favorite benefits of working with a business coach is the fact that it produces fast transformations. My clients are always amazed by how much they’re able to get done during the time we work together.
Launching a business is not easy. There are a lot of pieces to it. More than you realize. It’s not just about building a website. Having an expert’s support, accountability, and a fail-proof road map for success means that you can get from point A to point B super quickly.
If you want to learn how to succeed at something, it’s much easier and faster to just learn from someone who’s already done it rather than spend months or even years trying to figure it out yourself. You are not meant to do it alone.
Tap Into Their Expertise
Working with a business coach also means you get to tap into their expertise. You get personal attention and customized advice for your business. You’re able to learn from their mistakes. You have an expert pair of eyes to look at your business from an outsider’s perspective and see the flaws that you’ve been missing. This makes building your business so much easier.
People think that all they need to see results in their business is the right information or the right strategy. While yes, it is super helpful to learn the information and the strategy, the reality is that it will only get you so far. What you really need in order to see success in your business is support and that’s exactly what a business coach provides.
Having someone there to not only encourage you but also answer all of your questions, review your work, and ensure you’re implementing the steps correctly is absolutely priceless. That is what creates results. Not the information on its own.
High Return On Investment
Okay, now let’s talk about money. The biggest excuse I hear from women is that they don’t have the money to invest in a business coach right now, which I totally get.
When I hired my first business coach, I didn’t have the money sitting in my bank account either. In fact, I had a hefty balance on my credit card that I wasn’t sure how I was going to pay back.
On the outside, it probably seemed absolutely crazy to invest more money into my business and pile on more debt. But I believed in myself and I knew the return on investment was so much bigger and guess what? It was!
After just a few weeks of working with my business coach, I booked my first client and immediately paid off the investment. And here’s the part that hurts. Had I just hired a coach from the beginning, I probably wouldn’t have spent an entire year trying to figure things out on my own. Just thinking about all that wasted time, energy, effort, blood, sweat, and tears, makes me cringe.
Learn from my mistake. Invest in yourself sooner rather than later— like right now. A few months from today, you’ll be way farther in your business than you’d be if you try to go at it alone. I promise you it’ll be the best decision you’ve ever made.
Now I know that using a credit card to pay for coaching isn’t for everyone and that’s cool. I’m just sharing my personal experience. But just to put things into perspective for you let’s say you have a credit card with zero interest for a year. The coach you want to work with charges $5,000 for her program. If you pay that off over a year, that’s only $416 per month.
I’m betting you probably spend that much on going out and buying yet another pair of shoes you don’t need. Wouldn’t you say that’s a pretty low price to pay to be able to launch your dream business in a few short months, book dream clients, and take your business full-time? Hell yes! It’s more than worth it.
Whenever you’re thinking about making a big investment in yourself or your business, think about the dream version of you that’s already on the other side of that investment. The you a few months from now that’s getting paid to do something she loves and being a badass business woman. What would she say to you?
Would she say “nah save your money, it’s not worth it?” Or, would she say, “Do it! You’re so worth it babe.”
So many women I speak to say they really want to work with a coach but then start getting into all the excuses and limiting beliefs. I deeply believe that where there is a will there’s a way. If hiring a business coach is something that your intuition is telling you is the next right step, do it. That’s the universe guiding you.