As a business coach, (as you would expect!), I passionately believe that every single one of us should have a coach, whether that is a business coach, management coach or life coach.
We all need someone to push us to be the best we can be, someone who will help us see the bigger picture, challenge us on our thinking and hold us accountable to our goals and actions.
I've worked with some pretty fantastic coaches and mentors over the years and there is no doubt in my mind that I wouldn't be as successful as I am without them.
For me, the best thing about being coached has been having an outside perspective. I think we are often too close to our businesses and teams to see the wood from the trees. And whilst it is not always my favourite thing, the accountability has made a huge impact! 😀
Have you ever worked with a coach or mentor? What was the best thing for you?
I love a success story, especially one that is born out of trying to make the world a better place, which was why I was so moved by this story...
At the beginning of lockdown, Artist Mathew Burrows, like many of us was worried about his livelihood & his industry. But rather than sitting around having a pity party about it, he decided to do something about it.
His idea was to help artists sell their work by creating a culture of trust & generosity. - you post work on Instagram for no more than £200 & when you reach £1,000 of sales, you had to buy another artist’s work. The innovative concept has taken off on Instagram & generated more than £48m in sales since lockdown.
Wow. Just wow. Doesn't that just warm your heart? Think how many artists and their families could be on the breadline right now if he'd hadn't taken action on his idea?
So, bringing that back to business coaching...it got me thinking about how many of us have inspired ideas but fail to act on them because we're scared it wouldn't work. Or that we are too old, too young or not experienced enough.
Do you have any inspired ideas that you have not acted on? If so, get with a coach to breathe some life into them!
Or are you living the dream?
Business & management coach, mentor, trainer, author, speaker, social entrepreneur, (and chief pot and bottle washer!)