We are almost halfway through January already. Can you believe it? If you have big plans for 2020 and are already getting the feeling that you’re continuing on the same path you were in last year, it’s time to consider how business coaching can help.
A business coach can help you identify and change the bad habits that are holding back and getting in the way of true business growth. It’s easy to just do what you’ve always done. But, if you want different results, you have to make the necessary changes.
Here are just a few of the bad habits that business coaching can help with:
1. Sticking with what’s comfortable
Ok, if you’ve been following the blog for a while then you know this is something that SPEARity CEO Darren Fisher has shared a lot about it. It’s important that you learn to get comfortable being uncomfortable.
When I was little I can remember waking up in the middle of the night crying because my legs hurt so bad. My parents reassured me that it was just growing pains, and they were right. Now as a parent, I’ve been through the same thing with my daughters.
Growth is uncomfortable.
When it comes to our bodies growing, we don’t have any control over it. It just happens. But when it comes to growing our skills, abilities, and business, it’s a choice. Choosing to grow is choosing to have times of discomfort. You can choose not to do it, but then you’re giving up the opportunity for growth.
A business coach can help challenge you out of your comfort zone and support you as you take each uncomfortable step. Sometimes we need that gentle prodding to take the first step or even the second or third.
2. Not breaking down goals
It’s easy to set goals. It’s not as easy to achieve your goals. Or at least it’s not when you don’t break them down into smaller more manageable steps.
If you are looking at annual goals for your business, it can feel impossible at times to achieve. In fact, it can even be difficult to know where to start. That’s why SPEARity coaches help their clients break down annual goals into quarterly goals. Then, quarterly goals get broken down into weekly goals. And, daily tasks are established that help you achieve those weekly goals.
Then the cycle works its way back up. When you stick to your daily plan it helps you check your weekly goals off the list. As you do this throughout each week of the quarter, you’re achieving your quarterly goals. And, when you are able to check your quarterly goals off then you’re on your way to reaching your annual goals.
It sounds like a simple process, but it can be hard to do. The SPEARity app helps you keep track of all it and track your progress.
3. Trying to do it all on your own
Delegation is challenging! There’s just no way around it. You’ve put a lot of work into getting your business to the place it’s in right now. You know the ins and outs better than anyone, which means you’re the best person for the job, right?
You can’t do it all on your own if your business is actually going to grow. Delegating tasks might not be easy, but it’s something that you can learn how to do.
When you reassign the right jobs to the right person, your schedule lightens which frees you up to do the next steps that you need to take. Our business coaches in Milwaukee can work with you to help you identify what tasks should be delegated. And, they can help you make sure the process goes smoothly by teaching you how to manage your employees with the use of things like 15-minute meetings.
If you’re ready to break your bad habits and experience true growth, give our SPEARity coaches a call to explore your options. We are SPEARity, a local Milwaukee leadership coaching firm that specializes in business coaching, executive coaching, and leadership development training.