Mistake 6. Fire fighting
Bestselling business author Sam Carpenter describes a time in his business life where he was playing the equivalent of the seaside carnival game called Whack a Mole. You know when the little moles rapidly Continue reading
Mistake 5. Not being truthful about what’s actually happening now.
Look, you could hire Tony Robbins as your coach at say $5000USD a day but if you don’t tell him what’s actually going on – or worse withholding key information – he can’t help you. I know because I have clients who worked with Tony Robbins and said I was a better coach. The only reason I think I was better was because they finally decided to be honest and open.(And I made that prerequisite anyway.)
Sonia and Eddie went through a 90 minute discovery session and withheld important information about their status with bank loans. They then said the session was a ‘waste of time and money’. But much later it emerged that they had withheld information that was critical to my recommendations. Had I known that I would have made different advice.
Tip: You cannot fix a problem unless you are open and honest about the issues and what you feel are causing them. Denying obvious problems is in fact more expensive that engaging a coach!
Andrew Priestley is a qualified, award winning business leadership coach. He talks about seven mistakes that impact the performance of your business.
Mistake 4. Thinking you can’t afford it.
This is a similar twist on Mistake 2. Coaching is technically an intervention. So you look at the cost of the intervention and think its too expensive and you can’t afford it. Continue reading