Business Owners! Are You Reluctant To Ask For Help?
Others can help you on the path to business success ...
POSTED BY PAUL BROOKSBANK ON 22/11/2018 @ 9:00AM
Most small business owners are great at their trade or profession and excel by delivering core products or services that meet the needs of their customers. But when times are tough, are you reluctant to ask for help?
If you're reluctant to ask for help, remember that we rarely achieve anything of great significance entirely on our own. Maybe a simple chat with me could help you on the path to business success?
copyright: actioncoach / paul brooksbank
Whilst achieving mastery of what you do is essential for succeeding in business, what is often overlooked by business owners is the additional skills necessary to sustain long-term growth and success.
Failure to develop or acquire the right skill sets will ultimately stagnate growth and can even be the cause of business failure!
And yet, while in the beginning especially, business owners are often wearing several hats, keeping plates spinning trying to do everything the business requires from sales and marketing to bookkeeping and accounts, they are often reluctant to ask for help!
I speak to many business owners each week who are "absolutely fine thank you", and busy working through challenges by themselves. The vast majority of people will hit a barrier of some kind and then spend ages trying to figure out a way through on their own.
"Very few will seek out help or even accept it when it's offered!"
Whatever challenge you are facing in your business, I can guarantee that there are thousands of others who have 'been there and done that' and can give you the answers you need.
For too many, unfortunately, there is a misconception that asking for help implies weakness, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Asking for help is a sign of strength and ultimately will only help you grow and improve, both in terms of personal development and your own skill set.
The simple truth is, we rarely achieve anything of great significance entirely on our own. And, as business leaders, we shouldn't want to.
So, if you want to succeed faster and reach new heights in your business, how about asking for help from those who know the answers? It could be your accountant, your bank manager, a solicitor, an HR advisor, (or a business coach!), or maybe you look for help by outsourcing some of the things that are taking you much longer to do yourself, than someone with expertise in that area.
A virtual PA, bookkeeper, IT support or marketing assistance can free up lots of time that can be better used elsewhere in your business. Business can be tough enough without making it harder than it needs to be, so take a step back and work out where you could ask for some help today.
"Would you like to know more?"
If reluctant to ask for help, but know that you really do need a chat with someone who can give you good advice, do give me a call on 07590 584642 or click here to ping me an email and let's see how I can help you.
Until next time ...
If you're looking for a specialist business coach in the Bedford area, do visit www.facebook.com/actioncoachbedford and let's see how I can help you reach your dreams and goals.
Are you a motivated business owner working far more hours than you would like in an average week? Do you feel frustrated that despite the hours you work, your business isn’t growing as fast as you’d like and profits aren’t at the level you think they should be? Is a lot of your working week spent fire-fighting and do you think that your time spent in the business could be more productive?
Do you feel like there’s untapped potential in your business but you are so bogged down working ‘IN’ your business, that you lack the time, energy and resources to work ‘ON’ your business and take it to the next level? Would you like to know how you can both reduce the hours you’re working and grow your business faster? And yes, it is possible.
If so, business coaching could be right for you!