You are expected to have all the answers but often don't. You think you should be jumping out of bed every day raring to go but aren't...
😊 You think you should be super-motivated every minute of every day, but some days you just want a duvet day. 🛌
🤣 And very occasionally, you may want to go back to when life was easy & somebody else just told you what to do all day!
☹️ Many leaders & business owners are often, lonely, unsure, anxious, annoyed, unmotivated, uninspired, frustrated & upset.
😕 They worry about sales, profits. marketing and their teams.
Being a leader can be tough, which is why I am passionate about encouraging clients to surround themselves with people who can motivate and inspire them.
Ideally, that would be in person, (with a coach like me 😀) but sometimes that is not possible, so thank goodness for books, audiobooks, podcasts & YouTube. I consider myself to be a pretty successful woman and I owe that to the 100s of mentors that have found their way to me over the last 30 years since I read my very first self-help book.
What do you do to keep yourself positive & motivated? Do you have a coach? If not, wanna try it? 😉 (link below!)
One of the things that people use a business coach for is accountability.
All my clients run either their own businesses or teams and because it’s their business…
• They are so busy managing everyone else’s to-do list that no one monitors their own to-do list
• Which leads to their own work not being done or pushed back
• Crucial things to move the business forward are neglected
Coaching with me helps you with all of the above! 😊
This is one of my key skills. I keep you on track. I hold you accountable. Not only to get your stuff done, but also to make sure you are doing the right stuff. The important stuff. The stuff that makes your business more profitable. More enjoyable. And more like a business and less like a job.
My job is to push you to be the best you can be. To challenge you, in a kind but direct way, even when it's uncomfortable. Because that’s what you pay me for.
❓Do you have someone to keep you accountable❓
My sister & I are very different. Because I know her so well, I sometimes see things that would be really good for her when she doesn't!
A few years ago I gifted her a course in EFT. (Emotional Freedom Technique). I knew it would be great for her and that she would be fantastic at it.
She on the other hand had different ideas 😲
❌She would rather have done anything else
❌She really didn't want to go
But, she felt obligated as I gave it to her as a gift!
Afterwards, she was over the moon. It was life changing for her in many ways. Not only did it help her clear her grief around losing Mum, it’s now her career. As I suspected, she is excellent at it!
Sometimes I do this with my clients. Sometimes I can see something just perfect for them but they don't always necessarily feel the same. In the beginning. 😀
All I ask of them is to be open & try
Coaching is not always comfortable. But that discomfort often comes with personal or business growth. If you are too comfortable whilst being coached you're not growing, you're coasting. Not good for you or your business.
❓ Has anyone ever challenged you to get out of your comfort zone? What happened?
PS. I can connect you with her if you want to know more about EFT!
💬 Let's talk about people that get on your nerves at work! The ones that either irritate you, intimidate you, upset you or make you angry.
You know the ones…😊
😖 We all have people who trigger us. At home, at work, in business, and in relationships.
😏Have you ever stopped to think about why that is the case?
✔️ One of the best tools to understand why people trigger us, (apart from 10 years of therapy!) is DISC profiling.
✔️ DISC profiling helps us to understand why people get on your nerves. It helps you to be more tolerant. And it helps you too adapt your communication style to get the best out of your relationship - both business and personal.
🤓 Awareness is really powerful. It can help heal work relationships and improve team communication.
👀 Have a look at the attached 'most popular' triggers from a DISC profiling perspective.
Which profile is most likely to trigger you?
Come on...be honest! 😀
Expanding them in particular...
📹 Video was never my thing. Then again, neither were photographs, especially when I was 9 1/2 stone heavier! (Yes really!)
I’ve been procrastinating over creating a video for years. I made every excuse going! Last month I finally jumped (well was pushed really), right out of my comfort zone and did it. 🙌
😁I made a video about me.
What I like. What I do. What’s it’s like working with me. And who I want to work with.
And I LOVED it! Who’d have thought? It was a great experience. I enjoyed being in front of the camera and was really chuffed with the video.
The slightly ironic thing about this is that whilst I’ve been busy procrastinating, I’ve also gotten super busy with clients!
So much so, that I have just started a client waiting list. So I don’t really need the video now. How funny is that? 😂
The moral of the story is JUST DO IT. You know...The thing that you are procrastinating about. The thing that you are scared of.
What about you? What are you procrastinating about?
PS... here’s my video debut if you are interested in finding out more about me! Would love your feedback!
😏 So, what do I mean by accidental I hear you ask?
An accidental manager is someone who finds themselves in a senior role because either:
✔️ They were good at a particular part of their job i.e. Sales.
✔️There wasn't anyone else around & the role needed to be filled.
✔️Their potential was recognised.
Unfortunately, accidental managers often never get the management coaching they deserve. They are often left to their own devices which can lead to problems with their teams including high staff attrition rates, low moral, inefficiency & reduced profitability.
Not to mention that the manager usually feels pretty sh*t about themselves!
I really believe that most of us want to go home feeling good about what we've done that day. Constantly feeling that you are underperforming, that your team doesn't respect you or your boss doesn't like you can lead to mental health issues.
I've coached 100's of managers & the 2 top things they all needed were coaching on DISC profiling (how to communicate & manage each of the 4 profiles) & Self Management (including planning, prioritising & handling stress). They should be compulsory in my book!
Have you ever been an accidental manager?
One of the reasons clients come to me is because they are stuck.
The reason they are stuck is they don’t know how to move forward.
Is it because they are stupid?
Is it because they are incompetent?
No of course it’s not!
These people are highly intelligent, successful people.
The reason they are stuck is that they are often missing a piece of the puzzle.
That piece is an outside perspective from someone who:
✅ knows business inside & out
✅ will share tips & tools they’ve never heard off
✅ will challenge them.
✅ will hold them accountable
✅has their best interest at heart
That is enough to unstick them!
❓What do you do to gain outside perspective when you get stuck❓
Firstly, what is a mantra and how can they help you in business?
A mantra is a motivating statement that both inspires you and can also focus your mind on what's important. Typically used in meditation - Mantras can also have a profound impact on your happiness & success in business.
If you want a business that will, at some point, work without you, I'd strongly recommend that you adopt the following mantra...
ONLY DO WHAT ONLY I CAN DO!
Say it as often as you can. Write it at the top of your daily action list. Pop it in a post-it note - do whatever it takes to remind you to say it.
If someone else can do it - delegate it or outsource it. Your job as a business leader, regardless of your business size, is to build your business. If you are doing admin type tasks - who is growing your business? Who is working on strategy whilst you are doing the invoicing?
Don't use any of the following excuses...
*I can't afford it - you don't need to employ someone full time! A few hours a week may do.
*It's easier to do it myself - then you will NEVER have a business that works without you. Think like the leader of a business that works without you NOW.
So, what about you? What's your mantra?
Do you think you can give too much value upfront?
This question was asked by a client recently. We were talking about adding value through various marketing & customer service strategies and he asked. "Don't you worry that you are giving too much away?"
Good question, I thought. Is there such a thing as giving away so much information that the prospect no longer needs to buy?
I think not!
Here’s my take on adding value…
• Just knowing about a strategy doesn’t actually mean your prospect will go away & implement it. There is a huge difference between hearing how to do something, to actually taking action & following through on it. A huge, massive, ginormous difference in fact!
• If you are going to add value – tell them some stuff that adds REAL impact to their life, business, mindset or health. That’s what will get people talking about you AND bring you life-long loyal clients.
• Come from a place of abundance. Offer value unconditionally - regardless of whether they are likely to buy from you or not.
• If your prospects thinks the value you have given is all you have to offer them – you need to change how you are positioning yourself! Maybe I can help? 😀
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For me, one of the things I love the most about being a business coach is helping clients to clarify their vision, create their strategy and be integral to them smashing their goals!
Love it! Love it! Love it! ❤️
❓ What do you love about what you do?
Business coach, Social seller, author, speaker, social entrepreneur, and chief pot and bottle washer!