One-on-One Coaching Focused on You and Your Business
You as a business owner can create the business and the life that you deserve and that you want, but you have to the courage to choose. You have to have the courage to step up to the plate and say, “This is what I want for my business and my personal life.”
One-on-one coaching is designed to focus on specific issues of concern that have an impact on you and your business. It allows for drilling down deeper into problems and issues to ensure that you and your business don’t go back to business as usual, but rather creates long term success.
Our Process Supports Your Success
Our proven process — 7 Steps To Accelerated Business Growth — helps you visualize and implement the future you want for your business using a set of clear, concrete concepts. Step 1, clarity of direction. Step 2, communication. Step 3, have a plan. Step 4, intense focus. Step 5, discipline. Step 6, results. Step 7, motivation. (You can find information on all 7 steps here).
Eight Common Mistakes Business Owners Make – Are your problem areas in the list? If so we can help!
Gary Furr’s experience in business and as a business coach, can help you correct or even avoid the eight mistakes that business owners make over and over again. See if you’ve made any of them in your business.
Read or Click to Listen | Don’t have time to read? Download the PDF
1. Not Having Basic Business Skills
You started your business based on the technical skills that you learned or acquired through working at other businesses. But, you may not have acquired the skills and the tools necessary to be successful in business. For example, in business you need to learn the language of business, which is accounting. You need to understand the P&L, balance sheet and cash flow projection. This is the language of accounting. You also need to understand sales and marketing and human resources and how to manage people and how to hire and onboard and train other individuals, because as your business grows, you can’t do it all by yourself. You can’t wear all the hats, you need to leverage yourself. You have to leverage your time and energy, and you do that by hiring other people that can do the skillsets that you may not possess.
2. Not Having Clear Direction
If you aren’t able to achieve the kind of results that you desire in your business, the problem could be that you haven’t been clear on what it is you want to achieve and you don’t know where you want to go. No different than Alice in Wonderland. If you don’t know where you want to go, you’re not going to get there or you’re not going to recognize it when you do get there. As a business owner you have to have clear direction. “What is it you want to achieve? Where do you want to go in my business? What do you want your business and personal life to look like five years from now?” If you’re not doing that, then you are most likely not going to create the future that you want in your business and personal life.
3. Not Communicating Enough Within The Business
The lack of clear communication is creates chaos within business, especially if you have employees. You may know where the business is going, but have you communicated that clearly to your management staff and employees. Even though you know where you want to go in your business, you’re not going to achieve it if no one else in the business knows what that looks like. You have to get everybody on the same page, headed in the same direction in order to achieve the kind of success you desire and that requires clear communication.
4. Not Having A Plan Of Action
You could be blocking your path to success by not having a plan on how you’re going to bridge the gap between your current state and your desired future. You may know where you want to go and may have effectively communicated it, but now you need to have a plan of action. How do you execute on that direction you have clearly articulated to your staff and employees? How do you break that down into manageable pieces so that the employees that are working for you can understand what and how that applies to them? What are they going to do in their job to move the company closer to its vision and direction? What are their day-to-day activities that are going to help them bridge that gap and help them achieve the kind of results that the organization wants to achieve, and eventually get to that desired future?
5. Not Having Focus
If you and your business are not achieving the kind of results that you want to achieve it i most likely because you aren’t intensely focused. You’re distracted by so many things and so much clutter and non-essential work that you’re not getting the kind of results that you want to get. That usually is because you don’t have clear direction on where you’re going, you don’t have a plan to get you there and you’re unable to execute on the plan. Business owners are continually distracted by all the things they need to do and often need to be taught how to be powerfully focused and how to break things down into more manageable pieces so you can achieve the results that they want.
6. Not Being Disciplined
Many business owners are not disciplined to stay at it every day. You have too many distractions. You’re inundated with stimulus daily and they end up focusing on non-essential work. The 80%, not the 20%, that generates the greatest return of your investment of time and energy and money. In order to be disciplined, you have to use your calendar to block off time during the day that you’re going to be intensely focused on your priorities for that day or for that week. Eliminating the distractions, eliminating all of the minutiae that comes into play that prevents you from achieving the kind of results that you want to achieve takes discipline. It takes discipline to stay focused on what you need to be focused on, which are your priorities, in order to achieve the results that you want to get.
7. Not Being Motivated
What often happens when you get discouraged is you tend to give up. Once you give up, you’ve lost the motivation to continue. If you’re not doing the steps that we mentioned above, if you’re not following these steps, you tend to get discouraged, and once you get discouraged, you lose your motivation to continue, so then you don’t get the results you wanted. It’s a vicious cycle. You have to come back to these basic steps and if you do you will get motivated to get results.
8. Not Taking Action
Where did you want to be in your business and personal life? Where do you want to end up five years from now? Being very clear on what that looks like, writing that down, and reading that every day so you’re programming our subconscious mind to get the kind of results that you want to get is the key to success. Creating a plan of action to bridge the gap between your current state and your desired future is how your going to bridge the gap between where you’re at now and where you want to be? Then, being intensely focused and disciplined to stay at it every day, and you’ll get the results you desire and once you start getting results this will lead to motivation, and then you repeat the process, and just keep raising the bar on greater and greater success.
There’s a great book written by Napoleon Hill called Think and Grow Rich, and the critical aspect of that book is you have to think. As a business owner you have to stop and step back from your business and see your business from that 30,000-foot view. What does it look like? What do you want it to look like? What is your future going to be? You can create that future that you want. You can create the business that we want but you have to take the time to see it and think about it.
You can create the life that you want by following these steps of clarity of direction, clear communication, creating a plan of action. A plan of action is how you execute on by being intensely focused and disciplined to stay at it on a regular, daily and weekly basis. If you’re disciplined to do that, you’re going to get the kinds of results that you want to get and your business and personal life.
Change The Future Of Your Business With One-On-One Coaching
If your business isn’t achieving the results you expect, you have to do something about it. You have to take action. Start by calling Gary at 503-312-3145, or by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.