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?
Find out more at Metropole’s Business Accelerator Mastermind
Links and Resources:
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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