One of the biggest things we do for our business owner coaching clients is help them ask the right questions. Our topic today about trying to not think about your business is one of those questions that isn’t the right question to be asking. It’s really not even the question our clients and other small business owners mean to ask because it’s really not possible to stop thinking about your business. The real question is more along the lines of what things should I be thinking (or worrying) about as it relates to my business.
How Do I Stop Being The Bottleneck?
If you’re a business owner, chances are you’ve either been accused of being the bottleneck or you’ve recognized it in yourself. It’s tough when you’re the one who started the business and it was basically you doing everything at the start. As you grow and add more people to your team, it can be difficult to let things go and entrust your team to get things done. Especially to do things the way you’d do them. So what’s a business owner to do?
What Should I Do When Starting A Business?
So did you already start your business or are you still thinking about it? If you’ve already started your business chances are you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed already. If you haven’t already started, maybe you’re finding reasons not to start, like you’re waiting for the perfect time to launch. Unfortunately there’s no such thing as you can always find reasons not to start your company.
Are You Coachable?
One of the best predictors of success in any aspect of your life is your coachability. How coachable are you? Are you what we often refer to as an “old steel guy” who knows everything? Or are you the one who’s always looking for ways to get better and improve and achieve your goals even faster?
Anybody Can Be A Small Business Owner, But Should They?
There has never been an easier time than now to get into business for yourself. With modern technology and the resulting connectivity you could literally have a worldwide business set up and running in a matter of days. So depending on your view this could be an exciting opportunity or totally overwhelming. But just because you can set up a business, does that mean you should?
What Does Your Driving Style Say About Your Leadership Style?
Have you been on a road trip this summer? We are big fans of road trips, always have been. And now with all the craziness going on with airlines and constant cancellations and delays, not to mention all the hassles at the airport and potential loss of luggage, road trips have become even more appealing to most folks.
How Come It’s So Lonely At The Top?
It’s one of those statements you’ve likely heard at different points throughout your life. And if you’re a business owner you’ve either uttered those words or certainly thought about it a lot. It truly is lonely at the top. So what does this mean and why is it so lonely when you’re running your small business?
How Do I Stay Focused?
Staying focused can be a problem in regular life, not to mention your business life. One of the things we provide for our coaching clients is a framework to help them know “what” they should be focusing on which is our 7 Keys to Success. But that doesn’t explain “how” they can stay focused. After all, don’t we all battle some demons when it comes to staying focused?
How Often Should The Boss Be In The Office?
This is one of those questions that circles around an owner’s mind quite often. Not only how often should I be in the office but for how long? Should the boss be the first in and last to leave? Or should the boss only show up whenever it’s convenient? Or somewhere in between? How about as little as possible? The short answer is, it depends!
How Do I Take A Vacation?
So here we are in the middle of summer and it’s prime time for summer vacations. Are you excited about your upcoming vacation? Unfortunately, too many business owners either aren’t looking forward to their upcoming vacation or they don’t have one planned. It doesn’t have to be this way.