If you are in business for yourself or a leader of a small business, you need a masterful business coach to help you reach the next level. A great coach not only helps you make more money, s/he makes growing your business a lot less frustrating and a lot more fun! When assessing coaches, look for someone who:
· provides step-by-step systems to grow your business (note- most don’t have this in place)
· helps you set and reach lofty goals
· has the experience to see what you don’t see for yourself
· helps you manage inevitable fears that arise
· runs their own business with the lifestyle and values you respect
In a sea of potential business coaches, assess all of the above to find the one that is right for you.
I recently read a really funny article in Sports Illustrated magazine about how TV host, Stephen Colbert has single handedly saved the Olympics. In a nutshell, the Olympic speed skating team had lost their main sponsor to the tune of $300,000 and Colbert reached out to the viewers of his show, The Colbert Report, to save the day. In the first week his viewers raised over $200,000! (The average donation was only about $30)
The article said this stunt caught the attention of the Olympic Committee and sports marketing agencies. They were intrigued that niche sports could generate revenue streams by “directly appealing to small but passionate fan bases.”
How can you take your niche and tap into new revenue streams by marketing to your small but passionate list?
How can you use this same thinking in your approach to joint venturing and marketing? Colbert was again creative. In exchange for reaching out to his list with a simple request, the US Olympic Speed Skating team wore the Colbert Nation logo on their speed skating suits!
“Trusting your intuition means tuning in as deeply as you can to the energy you feel, following that energy moment to moment, trusting that it will lead you where you want to go and bring you everything you desire.” -Shakti Gawain
The more we tap into our inner guidance, the better our decisions. Learning to trust our inner voice opens us up to a well of wisdom. We don’t always know WHY it’s a good idea (or not) to do something (or not) but it’s our gut feeling that speaks our truth.
If you missed an opportunity by ignoring your intuition, how will you correct that next time? In business, and in life, those gut feelings are critical for happiness and success.