Getting sound business advice can be challenging. You might be wondering, Who can I trust? How will I find the time? How much will it cost? But finding a trusted business advisor can help you achieve results faster than doing it on your own.
Business improvement can be related to Albert Einstein’s famous quote: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”
Your current knowledge, goals, skills, experience and actions have created the business you have today. If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of your business, you need to do things differently to get a better outcome.
Marshall Goldsmith wrote an invaluable book, the title of which says it perfectly: What Got You Here Wont Get You There. Setting a new direction is key to taking your business to a better place.
Trial and error is one way to improve – and making mistakes certainly can be your best teacher (provided you actually learn from those mistakes, and don’t make the same ones time and time again!).
But a far more effective and faster approach is use solid business advice to learn from the mistakes and success of others.
Fast track to business success
You could find a business leader who has achieved success in the area of business in which you want to excel. By asking about their experiences and modelling their actions you could achieve similar results.
You could also find a professional business mentor, advisor or coach whose sole purpose is to help business leaders succeed. Through their experience working with businesses over many years, they can let you know what works for businesses like yours, and fast-track your business success.
Engaging a professional for business advice will help you to:
1. Improve your knowledge
Business coaches, advisors and educators package up the knowledge of countless authors, speakers, academics and business leaders to help their clients achieve greater success. Through their research, training and experience they teach proven methodologies that have worked successfully for other business leaders. They also know the pitfalls and can steer you clear of obstacles.
2. Get clear on your direction
Every business leader needs clear goals and direction. A good business coach will help you establish, reconnect with, or expand yours, and keep you on track. You could think of them as your GPS … when you wander off track, they will steer you back to where you need to be.
3. See from an outsider’s perspective
When you’re busy working day to day inside your business, it’s hard to take a broader, objective view. Your business coach can help you see the bigger picture. They can provide this viewpoint with honesty; not telling you what you want to hear, but what you need to hear to get better results.
4. Be accountable
Knowledge without application is worthless, and part of your coach’s role is to push you to get things done – in the right way, at the right time, and for the right outcomes. They’ll also remind you why you set your goals in the first place, and the benefits of getting the work done.
5. Keep going…
There’s no doubt that business can be tough, which is also why it’s so rewarding. When things are challenging, your coach can reconnect you with your ‘why’ and remind you of your greater vision and purpose (while giving you the tools to continue on when things seem difficult).
While there’s no short-cut to success, partnering with a business coach can help you achieve business results more quickly and effectively.
We work with established businesses, helping them go from good to great.
We do this by working with business owners, leaders and their teams to achieve success in areas including strategy, marketing, sales, customer service, team culture, systems, profit, and cashflow.
We know that business success takes courage and action.
Business advice from Yellow Coaching
If you’re ready to achieve the next level of success, contact us to have a chat about your business. We work with business owners and their teams throughout Australia to help them achieve all they want through their business.
Our business advice and coaching will help you increase profitability and create a happier and more productive team – so you can work less and enjoy life more.
We look forward to hearing from you.