Has the churn in the economy made you anxious about your career? Are you business dreams on hold – or have they fizzled entirely? If so, you’re not alone. But one of the worst things you can do is to stop investing in yourself or your business.
Ups and downs in the economy are inevitable. Making choices based on fear will not help you to succeed (as you probably already know). So what’s the secret that successful people know? They continue to invest in themselves no matter what is going on in the world. They seek out opportunities to learn, to grow and to prosper no matter what the economy is doing. Hiring a coach is a success secret that really isn’t a secret to high achievers.
When you’re inside your own head it’s difficult to know the best action to take. You can end up going around in circles weighing this option or that option – and never make a decision! A coach can be objective in a way that a friend, family member or colleague can’t.
So how do you choose the best coach? First, have a conversation with them to find out if it’s a good fit. Even if the coach has the qualifications you’re looking for, you may not feel comfortable working with them. Don’t be afraid to say “no” if it’s not right. This is an investment that has to feel right in your head and your heart.
Here are some ways working with a coach can help you:
- If you want to make career changes, a career coach can help you identify a career plan and what steps you should take.
- It’s hard to make decisions in a vacuum. Having someone else to brainstorm with can help you to see opportunities you hadn’t thought of
- When we get stuck in fear and can’t take action to move forward, a coach can be a partner who provides support and motivates us to get going.
Successful people will always have a career or business coach working with them throughout their careers. Even career and business coaches will have their own coaches!
A coach has no agenda other than working with you to identify ways to be more productive, make your business more profitable or help you to focus on what you really desire. If you want to achieve your goals, hiring a coach is an investment that will always pay off.
Copyright © 2011 – 2014 Deborah A. Bailey