Many entrepreneurs tout the benefits of working with a business coach. They feel more empowered, productive, and focused when they are meeting regularly to discuss their goals with a professional coach.
While these benefits are enticing enough for most business owners and entrepreneurs, some potential clients are still hesitant to get into coaching because they aren’t sure whether they can realistically expect results.
So, how can you measure the success of your investment in business coaching? There is no one size fits all answer, since each client has different goals and expectations. However, here are three customizable metrics to consider.
You Procrastinate Less
Procrastination is often a symptom of your mindset. If you fear failure, for example, you’re more likely to put off reaching out to a potential client or submitting a proposal for review. Many business owners who struggle with “imposter syndrome,” a form of self doubt that causes someone to question whether they are worthy of their accomplishments, also procrastinate.
Many of us can recall a time when we made a tough decision and immediately began to doubt ourselves. This self-doubt can also cause business owners to procrastinate making difficult decisions even when making a choice requires very little effort.
One of your business coach’s main priorities is to help you feel more confident, self assured, and purposeful. When you feel empowered and confident, you’re more likely to dive head first into your responsibilities.
You Are Developing Helpful Habits
Most coaches agree that habits are of significant value to business owners and entrepreneurs. Developing helpful habits is a big part of coaching, but it’s not just about going to the gym five times a week or making your bed every morning. Some of the most beneficial habits happen in our own minds. For example, taking time to recognize your daily moods and how they could impact your thought process may save you from making unnecessary, spur of the moment decisions.
Positive self-talk is another vital habit to cultivate. If you don’t believe in your own abilities, how likely is it that others will feel comfortable investing their time or money into your company? Not very! Helpful habits like positive self-talk and self awareness will help you convince yourself and others of your company’s worthiness.
You’ve Strengthened Your Relationships
Professional relationships are so important for entrepreneurs. They can open doors to new investment opportunities, speaking engagements, and even business partnerships. It can be challenging to maintain so many important relationships when we’re stuck in our day to day routines, but you should consider this a “must” if you want to grow your business.
Coaches are all about helping you make strong and authentic connections. We know your own self confidence affects how you interact with others. We’ll use proven strategies to help you cultivate your vision, purpose, and goals. Language is impactful, so Minnesota business coaches help clients clearly define what they hope to achieve through connection with other professionals.
If your colleagues and contacts start to notice a difference in the way you communicate, you can probably thank your business coach. Think of the doors that will open when you strengthen your professional relationships!
Are you ready to see what business coaching can do for you? Schedule your appointment with Exponential Transformation Business and Life Coaching.