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?
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?
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.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed as a small business owner? Like you have to do everything yourself, especially if you want it done right? But at the same time you’re not an expert in every aspect of your business, even though most folks expect you to have all the answers. So what’s a lonely business owner supposed to do?
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?
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?
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!