Many entrepreneurs including the seasoned ones have claimed that having a business coach is very beneficial for themselves and their business. Business coach is like your facilitator with the right skills, tools, and method to guide you. The coaching industry within this past few years has increased significantly. It means that many people find it helpful to have a business coach. However, have you ever considered coaching yourself instead? Will it be helpful just like hiring professional business coach?
Self-coaching and successful business
Many professional business coaches have recommended that while you hiring a professional, it is good if you can coach yourself as well. They suggest their clients to continue the process of self-reflection outside of your sessions. It allows you to improve and grow yourself because you add another dimensions to help you achieve your goals.
Here are what you can do if you are interested in self-coaching:
Have a courage to make a deep conversation with yourself. It is not something crazy. Actually, you have been used to do it but maybe you are not really aware. Now, you can try to make a conversation with yourself consciously. The conversation allows you to make your own review of your own performances.
You will also be able to address the issues you have. In this type of conversation, you have to be brave enough to ask yourself if the real problems is you and what solution is best to take. It sounds simple but not many people are courageous enough to face and overcome their own personal challenges and barriers.
Then, you can also try to challenges yourself to see and review your projection. Keep in mind that when you hire a business coach, it is often for you to share opinions. Sometimes, it clashes because you see from different perspectives. However, you learn something from that. Now, you try to make conversation with yourself and challenge how you interpret your internal and external world through variety of perceptions. This way, you will be able to spot something wrong.
Be courageous to admit your own mistakes started to yourself. It is easy to blame mistakes to others. However, it is not the right norm because it is unhealthy and unhelpful. Remember self-coaching is far different from self-loathing or self-blaming. It is about how you can admit to yourself if you make mistakes and how to turn them into learning opportunities. Therefore, you can make objective judgment and analysis to fix the problems. Through self-coaching, you learn how to be more insightful, mindful, and authentic.
Focus on the right challenges or problems so you can stay focused in your self-coaching. It allows you to navigate your energy into finding what is exactly going on. It also allows you to find more clarity on small-scale-issues. This results in increasing your self-awareness so you will find the right questions. Then, you will ultimately find the right answers and solutions. Self-coaching needs self-acceptance to be successful so you grow to become more conscious, mindful, aware, and insightful.