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5 Business Coaching Tips for Newbies (2019)

5 Business Coaching Tips for Newbies (2019)

When you start out on the long road to running a successful business, be it online or from your own home, you’ll come across challenges and personalities you’ll wish you could have avoided.

But after all, everyday’s a school day and there are always life lessons to be learned.

I thought I’d share with you some “coaching tips for newbies” things I wish I’d known when starting out….

Overcoming adversity, through tenacity.

Ploughing through adversity is one of the very best personal development experiences I’ve had. I always used to put my ‘never give up’ attitude to me just being pig-headed. But no, it turns out it’s a very good personal skill to have, I only discovered later that what I thought was being a bit stubborn – not letting go until something is either done or broken, is actually tenacity.

Everyone starting their own enterprise goes through some degree of hardship, the more you do and the more you don’t stop will build valuable personal and professional skills.

Tenacity, perseverance, adapting to and managing change, agility, resilience, humility and grit all help to equip you for success. 

Take time to think – but don’t procrastinate

Thinking time, you need this, especially in the early days/weeks/months of starting your business. Go for a walk sometimes, just to clear your head before taking action can even help you see a different way of approaching a situation or a perceived blocker.

But be careful that you don’t let thinking turn into non-action.

There are many ways to procrastinate so be aware and conscious of what you are focussing on and what your end-game is.

We are all in the values business.

There’s a saying, people don’t care what you know (or offer) until they know how much you care. Taking a look at your business and knowing what it offers is just one side.

Try to think of your business from that of your ideal customer. Look at what he/she wants to receive, how they feel when their desires are met, conversely – when they aren’t. What value do your customers place on the different channels or services that you offer?

Find and nurture your best talent.

I don’t mean talent in a team / network way, although that is important as you grow. No, I mean your personal talent. Are you good at writing, do you prefer one-to-one meetings, telephone, maybe you enjoy being in front of a camera?

These are all talents, some lend themselves better to your enterprise than others. Some work better as a channel for you to find customers.

Find your talent and build on it.

The final tip I can give for now is

finding a small group of good people who can help you build your team.

These can be assistants, part-time help, friends or mentors. People you know, some you may have to pay, others will volunteer their time and skills for you – depending on your relationship.

Pick people who want you to succeed, keep away from negative people and doomsayers. Build a team of positive influence and your business will almost certainly succeed. 

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Till next time… 

Commit To Success – We Are Part Of Your Team,

Peter Bright and the MBT Team

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Are you ready for your very own Mentor (2019)?

If you missed my article on why I don’t do coaching but why I approve of mentors, go and take a look under the title ‘Why I don’t do coaching, but I will mentor you’

Well, it’s okay thinking you need a mentor, but what if you’re not ready for a mentor? Engaging with a mentor at the wrong time, or even the wrong mentor, could prove just as damaging for your business and your own self-confidence. You need to have the right mindset and be open to mentorship.

Here’s a simple quiz you can take that will help you decide if you’re ready for a Mentor.

Follow the approach below and decide for yourself.

Guide: Answer each question as either; No, Not Sure or Yes. Count all the answers for each response. And then review the key after the questions.

How true are these statements?

I can be relied upon to take being mentored seriously.

I believe this is the right time for me to accept mentoring.

I am fully willing to do the work and let the mentor guide m.

I keep my word without struggling or sabotaging.

I will approach the mentorship with an open mind and try out new ideas.

I will be honest with myself and my mentor.

I will be open and honest with my mentor and will express my expectations as they come to mind.

I will stop self-defeating behaviours which have limited my success.

I see mentoring as a worthwhile investment in my business and my life.

I am able to appreciate the success I gain from being mentored.

Now, count the number of No’s, Not Sure’s and Yes’s.

5 or more No’s – sorry you’re not ready. Maybe take a good look at how your business is progressing and also look at widening your reading material, look for successful people you would like to be like and read as much as you can of what they write or talk about including their autobiography. Retake the quiz when you feel more confident.

5 or more Not Sure’s – sorry, you’re not ready. You should also take the same approach as having 5 + No’s. You need to be more self-confident and self-assured. Become more proactive and determined. Once you are more proactive and can start to feel and see progress in your business, retake the quiz.

5 – 7 Yes’s – You are ready for a mentor, you will need to be completely honest and straight with your mentor. It’s very likely you will both have to work at it, but with focus and action you can progress and get a great benefit from being mentored.

8 + Yes’s – You absolutely will gain from mentoring. Find a mentor you can work with and get them to challenge you and make you accountable for all your actions.

I hope this has given you food for thought, if you are serious about growing your business or even looking to extend your options in your career, then a mentor can be a very useful addition to your support team.

By the way, MyBizTips has collaborated with a top-tier, highly successful online entrepreneur to offer you this how-to-start-a-business course for only $27! It’s a one-time payment; no hidden charges.

Take advantage of this offer now at PASSIVE SCHOOL.  🤑💸💲💰

Till next time… 

Commit To Success – We Are Part Of Your Team,

Peter Bright and the MBT Team

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Small business consulting: Why I don’t do coaching

Dictionary description:-

Coach: is a person who supports a learner, or client, in achieving a specific or a set of specific personal or professional goals by providing training and guidance.

Mentor: a mentor is a knowledgeable and experienced person who assists another (the client, or student) in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the less-experienced person’s professional and personal growth.

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What does a mentor do?

The following are among the mentor’s functions:

Teaches the student / client about a specific issue

Coaches them on a particular skill

Facilitates the client or student’s growth by sharing resources and networks

Challenges the client/student to move beyond his or her comfort zone

Creates a safe learning environment for taking risks

Focuses on their total development

Is mentoring and coaching identical?

No, not really.

People often confuse mentoring and coaching or they consider them to be one and tha same thing. Although they are related, they are not the same.

A mentor may be a coach, but a coach is not a mentor. Mentoring is “relational,” while coaching is “functional”.

There are other significant differences.

Coaching characteristics:

Managers coach all of their staff as a requirement of their job

Coaching takes place within the confines of a formal manager-employee relationship

Coaching often focuses on developing individuals within their current job roles

Interest is functional, arising out of the need to ensure that individuals can perform the tasks required to the best of their abilities

Any coach/student relationship tends to be initiated and driven by an individual’s manager

Relationship is finite – it usually ends once an individual learns the skill or is transferred to another job role

Mentoring characteristics:

Takes place outside of a line manager-employee relationship, at the mutual consent of both the mentor and the student/client

Is most often career-focused or it focuses on the professional development that may be outside of the client/student’s current area of work

The relationship is more personal – a mentor provides both professional and personal support

A relationship may be initiated by a mentor or created through a match initiated by an organization

The mentor/client (student) relationship crosses any job boundaries

The relationship may last for a specific period of time (nine months to a year) in a formal program, at which point the pair may continue in an informal mentoring relationship. Or it can be open-ended, where the relationship continues with time period as the student matures and the mentor becomes more of an observer / friendly ear for advice.

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I’ve been asked often to coach people on small business consulting, I don’t like to do that. For me, coaching is too much like teaching. I much prefer to provide mentoring support, why?

Because it’s that much more personal, it’s more broad and the results are so much more satisfying, seeing a person grow in both knowledge and personal skills and self-confidence are so much more worthwhile than simply teaching someone to complete a set of skills that will only improve one part of their life.

Mentoring small business owners and entrepreneurs is a great way to help them in their early stages of development. A friendly ear to listen, a knowledgeable and experienced expert that can help. Someone who will not only support you when you are almost ready to quit but someone who will make you accountable so that you stay on track. We all need someone we can look to for support, a mentor – at least a good one, can do that for you too.

By the way, MyBizTips has collaborated with a top-tier, highly successful online entrepreneur to offer you this how-to-start-a-business course for only $27! It’s a one-time payment; no hidden charges.

Take advantage of this offer now at PASSIVE SCHOOL.  🤑💸💲💰

Till next time… 

Commit To Success – We Are Part Of Your Team,

Peter Bright and the MBT Team