The life of an entrepreneur is a bumpy road. It’s no surprise that many business owners often feel overwhelmed and anxious while building their businesses. As time goes by this pressure often builds up and leaves us to sort out these issues ourselves. Often times outside pressures start to affect how we operate the business. Here’s where a life coach can make a difference.
Here are four reasons why entrepreneurs may want to consider a life coach to keep them on track.
1. Failure to Launch
Often times business owners simply don’t know where to begin. Whether it’s a simple project or the entire business it’s common to get stuck between two minds. We spend so much time thinking on the outcome we forget what it takes to make it happen.
Your overarching goals can actually overwhelm you and may cause you to become unsure how to get the ball rolling. A life coach will objectively evaluate your goals and help you set actionable steps to achieving them.
2. You Can’t Articulate a Clear Vision
Your goals and vision are similar yet very different. Your vision is what encapsulates your entire company and brand. What are your biggest ambitions? Given unlimited resources where do you want to take your business?
When you embark on your entrepreneurial journey you’ll be pulled in every direction imaginable. Your goals often become things you don’t truly desire. This often results in business owners who are unable to articulate a clear vision.
Your life coach will assist you in cutting through the noise and focus you in on what matters most. Since they are specialized on looking in through an outsider’s perspective they can point things out we didn’t even know existed.
3. You’re Constantly Strapped For Time
Time is our most valuable asset. As an entrepreneur we can never get enough of it. As we juggle multiple departments at once it’s common to find ourselves strapped for time. Time management is a skill that even the most successful entrepreneurs struggle to master.
One of the biggest reasons we feel strapped for time is because we need to refocus on our most important tasks. Life coaches can help do exactly that. They help realign you so you can have more of the day to achieve your goals.
4. You’ve Developed Bad Habits
Going off the section above it’s important to know that bad habits are the cause of a ton of wasted time. Whether it’s something as small as checking social media to something major like smoking they all adversely affect our lives.
Its estimated that habits make up about 45% of our natural behavior. That said it’s extremely important to replace bad habits with good ones. A life coach won’t be able to change your habits for you. However they are instrumental in offering guidance and moral support in helping you transition.
Regardless how you look at it, the life of an entrepreneur is hard. There will be as many ups as there are downs. As we navigate through it’s important to have someone that you can turn to when you feel lost or alone. That said you should definitely consider using a life coach if you’re ready to embark on the entrepreneurial journey.
Renzo Costarella is an entrepreneur, avid learner, and startup enthusiast currently living in Silicon Valley. He consults for several startups in the Bay Area and is pursuing a few ideas of his own.