It’s easy to become a busy fool and feel like you have to “work harder” to grow your business. The truth is that productivity is more than getting things done. Here are 3 ways to improve productivity in your business, and how a business coach can help.
Business coaches are a vital asset for business owners because they hold the owner accountable for their progress.
They offer a different perspective to problems because they are working ON the business with you while you work IN it.
They guide you around challenges you may be facing, and they objectively observe how your business operates and what can be improved. It’s hard to see the trees when you are in the forest.
Productivity is more than just performing your daily tasks.
A business coach will help you improve your productivity in all aspects of your business life. Here are 3 examples:
You will step out of your comfort zone.
Performing tasks that make you uncomfortable pushes your business into momentum, such as having sales conversations, media or podcast interviews, networking, or presenting to your local Chamber of Commerce. Performing these activities will get easier with practice and allow you to develop relationships with other businesses and position you as an expert in your field. If you gain new customers in the process, that’s quicker productivity than if you stayed in your online bubble hiding behind social media, your blog, or tinkering with your website.
Your coach will course correct you as needed.
Your business coach doesn’t want to take over your business; she wants YOU to become stronger in your ability to drive the business forward. She won’t be afraid to correct you if she sees a more effective or efficient way of getting to your goals. If you listen to the counsel of a good coach, you will become more effective in your leadership skills and business skills.
Your company’s operations will run more smoothly.
Your business coach will view your business through her objective third-party lens and detect where your operations could use a tune-up. That may mean automating certain aspects of your business, hiring a virtual assistant to handle tasks, delegating to your team members, outsourcing to contractors, or developing operational processes and systems for leveraged growth and predictable profit. When your business runs effectively, customers are happy, and you’ll keep your overhead costs down. Effective operations also allow your assistants and employees to be more productive because they have the proper tools to complete their jobs.
Smart business owners (even those with an MBA) know the power and transformation that comes with surrounding themselves with the right team that supports growth while having a trusted advisor in their corner to help them with clarity, accountability and objectivity.
An experienced business coach is a business owner’s greatest asset, guiding you to reach your goals with more confidence and less struggle. If you’re ready to hire an experienced business coach, schedule a discovery call with me today at MeetWithMichela.com