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Listen and learn from Michael Yardney, Australia’s most trusted property commentator and a group of experts as they discuss Property Investment, Success, Money and Finance to help you multiply your wealth.
While Michael is best known as a property expert, he is also Australia’s leading authority in the psychology of success and wealth creation. You’ll enjoy the way he challenges traditional finance advice with innovative ideas on real estate investing, personal finance and wealth creation. 
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Sep 18, 2019

One of the most helpful things you can do to help build your business or professional practice is to have a business coach. 

Today I’m speaking with the founder of Business Accelerator Mastermind, Mark Creedon. We talk about the things that the entrepreneurs he has coached have done, which have made him cringe, in order to help you avoid these pitfalls when you work with a business coach: 

Pitfall 1. “I’m too busy…”

When you properly delegate tasks and invest time with a coach, you can actually make even more time for yourself and focus on more important tasks. 

Pitfall 2. You Lie to Yourself (And Your Coach)

When you lie to your coach, you’re actually lying to yourself. 

Pitfall 3. You Don’t Think We “Get” It

Regardless of the industry, most businesses have the same issues. A lot of successful business people are “almost there” – they need a few tweaks rather than big changes and what they are missing is someone to bounce ideas off of. 

Pitfall 4. You Don’t Know How Much We Care

What motivates Mark is seeing his clients achieve their goals. Business can be tough and lonely but everyone in your mastermind group cares about your goals as well. 

Why not join Business Accelerator Mastermind?

Let Mark and his team help you build a business not a job?

  • Do you know you're ready for more, but tired of wondering how you can grow your business?
  • Are you looking to cure your frustrations and isolation with a Real Community? 
  • Are you tired of feeling like you’re doomed to playing small? 
  • Are you tired of spinning your wheels and getting no traction?
  • This community is for you if you’re a business person, entrepreneur or professional who wants to 10x your income, elevate your ability to give, and leave a massive impact on your community and the world by up-leveling your tribe, improving your business acumen, and removing your limiting beliefs around money and success.

Find out more at Metropole’s Business Accelerator Mastermind 

Links and Resources:

Metropole’s Business Accelerator Mastermind

Mark Creedon – Business Coach to some of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs  

Read the full show notes plus more at the Podcast webpage: 4 Things Entrepreneurs Do That Make Business Coaches Cringe | Build a Business, Not a Job Podcast

Some of our  favourite quotes from the show:

“And if only you had the courage to say no to other people’s urgencies, and to the seductive call of your inbox, you could accomplish so much more.” – Mark Creedon  

“We have all our clients prepare a strategy plan each quarter (which we also do for ourselves) and then we review them together during our sessions.” – Mark Creedon 

“Hitting a roadblock is a normal part of growing a business. You have to push through it. Take it as a challenge and maintain your optimism.” – Mark Creedon  

“Most people know what they want to achieve in business, but they haven’t dug deep enough. Having a game plan, having a list of dot points, having a list of things you want to achieve; that alone isn’t a strategy.” – Michael Yardney 

“Even [entrepreneurs] should feel comfortable talking about the things that haven’t worked out.” – Michael Yardney 

“Outside lives infect how [entrepreneurs] run their business.” – Michael Yardney 

“On your own, you can probably run faster, but in a group, you can run a lot further.” – Michael Yardney 


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