- Posted by Sue
- On 5th January 2023
Some time ago we wrote an EBook ’10 Steps to Taking Control of Your Business’…
The purpose of the book was to help business owners just like you to ‘Take Control’ of the many functions within their business…
To ‘Take Control’ of their thinking which is the real game changer…
Growing a business can be hard work and along the way, you will meet many challenges…
Some minor, some major…
Step #9 …How to ‘Take Control’ and Put this guide into Action
Now that you have learned exactly what you need to do to ditch your job, take control and become a true business owner you’re probably chomping at the bit to get started right?
That’s what we thought.
Problem is, where do you start?
Is it with your budget?
Your sales process?
Which is the ‘right’ place for you to jump in and get started?
While there’s a lot of truth to the old saying that the journey of a thousand miles begins with the smallest step, and you could just randomly choose one thing to start with, there is a way to do it better.
When we created this guide, we actually wrote it to use as our own internal tool to use with our private clients.
It was intended to be our ‘cheat sheet’ of what to help our clients implement over a 12 month period, so that they got the most value and return from their investment of time and money.
The more we looked at the guide the more we put into it, the more we thought “we need to share this thing!”
So we did.
So how do you put this guide into action and start working ON instead of IN your business?
By taking 3 simple actions right away:
1. Time block! Start by blocking out at least 1 hour each week to:
Read through the guide and determine which is the highest priority area to change in your business (hint: pick your biggest challenge area).
Set 2 or 3 (no more!) specific tasks to achieve or changes to make in that area. Complete the tasks set by a deadline.
2. Tell your team what you’re doing! Let your staff, spouse, business partner, managers, colleagues or whoever else is in your ‘team’ in on your quest to improve your business. Often they can either take on responsibility for some of the items to be implemented or give you feedback on what they see the priorities to be.
3. Take ownership and accountability! It’s easy to convince ourselves that we’re too busy, too stressed, already in control or whatever other justification for not making change.
By enlisting the support of someone external to your team in point 2, you create some objective accountability to help keep you focused, on track and not making excuses.
It’s one of the reasons we created Momentum Performance Coaching – to keep you accountable and supported.
You may have noticed that so far we have shown you just 9 steps and that is because we have saved the best for last..
Step #10… Get Expert Help
Look at any successful sports team or sporting individual and you will find they have one thing in common – a coach, mentor or trusted advisor in the background providing strategy, motivation, guidance, support and accountability helping them reach their true potential.
Same thing applies to business, yet most people in business don’t have a coach therefore don’t achieve all the goals they want to and will most likely fail to reach their true potential.
The level of coaching you need will depend on your business mastery and the intensity of support you need to achieve your goals.
You may be asking “Is Business Coaching right for you?”
Who knows! – but the fact that you have read this far suggests that you are intrigued and it’s worth finding out more.
We don’t know if we’re the right Coach for you or if you’re the right Client for us; but there is a way to find out.
Follow this link and you can book a 1:1`RoadMap Call’ to see how it all works – https://www.mpcforprofit.com/free-roadmap-call/ it is quite painless and could be the best conversation you have had in a long time – and what’s more it’s FREE and there are no strings attached.
If you missed some of the Steps we’ve shared you can download your FREE pdf here… https://www.mpcforprofit.com/resources/
What are you waiting for?
“You may delay, but time will not.” … Ben Franklin