As a business coach for the past 25 years, I could tell you a million reasons why you need a business coach to help grow your business. But that's not what today's column is about. Today, I want to talk about the reasons why you don't need a business coach.
Having someone to guide you through the ups and downs of business ownership isn't for everyone, and here are the reasons why.
1. You know it all.
You know all there is to know about business, and never hesitate or wonder if you are making the right decisions or if you going down the right path. You never worry about your future and you sleep well at night knowing the choices you made today were the right ones.
2. You don't want to be held accountable.
You spend 100 percent of your time in the office focused on growing your business. You don't get sidetracked by staff issues or putting out fires. And you most definitely have never sat in on a meeting that was a waste of your time. You finish all the items on your to-do list each and every day, with time to spare. When you set your mind on a goal or project, you finish it to completion with time left over.
3. You don't want to grow your business.
You have more than enough clients to go around, and increasing your revenue isn't a concern for you. Growing your business and being able to sell it or own it passively in the future isn't something you desire. You are scared to grow because growth often means working harder and you are already working as hard as you can.
4. You want to work more.
You often leave the office at the end of the day wishing you could stay longer. Your significant other never gets upset over you being late for dinner or missing an important social or family event. You spend too much time with your friends and family, and take too many vacations each year to exotic locations. And you enjoy the feeling of being needed when your employees come to you for every little problem or roadblock.
5. You don't want to celebrate your victories.
You see no reason to celebrate your victories. You are never too hard on yourself, and you never look at your progress on a project and see only the things that are left to do on the to-do list.
6. You don't want to talk about it.
You don't want to share your challenges and weaknesses with someone who would be able to offer you perspective and feedback. You don't want to talk to someone that will challenge your ideas and sharpen your thinking. And you certainly don't want to talk about your business with someone who won't judge you and is only there to support you.
If these six reasons sound like you, congratulations! You don't need a business coach. You have it all figured out. But for the remaining 99.99 percent of business owners that are doing their best each and every day, and wonder if they could be doing things differently to grow their business faster, a business coach might be a good option.