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Moms wanting to start an at-home business: you need a business coach!

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Coaches Guide us to the Path to Success

If you have ever thought about starting a business to have the flexibility to care for your family, hire a business coach!

Running your own business while juggling the demands of motherhood can sometimes seem impossible. You may have too many questions and feel overwhelmed with all the steps. Or maybe you even doubt your ability to carry through with your plans.

However, it is possible, and there are many who have paved this journey and can ease you into business ownership while managing a household. That's where the idea of hiring a business coach comes into play.

Key Takeaways

  • A business coach provides personalized guidance, unlocking your unique potential as a mompreneur.

  • Save time and avoid costly mistakes with a coach's expertise, fast-tracking your success.

  • Embrace the transformative power of brain science, as your coach empowers mindset shifts for lasting business success.

Why hire a Business Coach?

Imagine having a personal guide to walk you through the steps of starting a business and helping you to navigate the challenges along the way —a seasoned pro who understands your current joys (and challenges) of being a mom as well as the intricacies of building a business. A business coach can be that invaluable partner, offering a wealth of wisdom to help you navigate the twists and turns of your entrepreneurial adventure. Here are some of the ways a coach can help you grow your business:

Save Time and Money

Time and money are precious resources for any small business owner, and mompreneurs are even more challenged with all their extra demands. A business coach can help you find more effective ways to reach your business goals, avoiding common pitfalls and costly mistakes. The coach’s expertise can fast-track your success, giving you more time to spend with your family and less time fixing avoidable errors. Most coaches also help you develop and practice better time management habits, saving you time and money in the long run.

Personalized Support and Guidance

Running a business is often a lonely journey, and as a solopreneur even more so. You have no co-workers or bosses to bounce ideas off or help guide you. That’s where a business coach can be invaluable. Your business coach is like a trusted friend, guide, and your go-to source of wisdom. They give priceless advice customized to your unique situation. Whether you're facing tough business choices, dealing with challenges, or aiming for a work-life balance, your coach is the support you've been searching for. Sail through the business storms with their expert insights, fostering your growth as both an entrepreneur and an individual.

The Power of Commitment and Accountability

By taking the simple yet proactive step of investing your money towards your goals and booking specific times in your calendar to commit to this change, you are creating a sense of obligation within yourself. This financial and time commitment can significantly increase your willingness to follow through with the necessary actions to bring about the change you desire.

The Power of Brain Science

A business coach, equipped with a deep understanding of brain science, can be invaluable in helping you tackle mindset challenges that may be holding you back. They can provide strategies and techniques to boost your confidence, fostering a positive and growth-oriented approach to your business. This knowledge allows them to provide tailored advice and actionable steps, not just based on business principles but also considering how our brains work. They can help you break down barriers, shift your perspective, and empower you to reach new levels of success in your business.

Taking Action: How to Find the Right Coach to Support Your Mompreneur Journey

  1. Research Potential Coaches: Not all coaches are the same, and even the so-called ‘best’ coaches may not be a match for you. So, how do you find a coach that is right for you? Try using this checklist.

  • Alignment. Find someone whose values and objectives align with yours. Will they guide you to where you want to go and how you want to get there? For example, don’t hire a coach who focuses on brick-and-mortar businesses if you want to start an online business. Maybe you want a coach who has also struggled to balance family demands. Maybe you are looking for a coach who shares your faith. Make sure when you look at the coach’s website and socials, the language they use and the stories they tell resonate with what you want from your business and life.

  • Clear Goals: Make sure the coach has clear, achievable goals for your business and personal life. This will serve as your roadmap for success. A coach that offers only hourly sessions with no clear outcomes will not help you achieve as much. Most coaches should have a list of expected outcomes on their website so you know what you will accomplish while working with them.

  • Regular Check-Ins: Any coaching program should have sessions to keep you on track. These sessions will provide a safe space for reflection, growth, and troubleshooting. Make sure you know how many sessions you have, and you can schedule them from the beginning so you will be more likely to take advantage of them.

  • Relatable. Is the coach relatable to you? You want to make sure they will understand your particular problems and the path to the goal you want to achieve. You do not need a rich and famous coach; you need a coach that you feel like you can personally connect with and that will understand your struggles.

  1. Try them Out: Once you have found some that meet your criteria, try them out. If you want to hire a one-to-one coach, reach out for a discovery call. Most coaches will have some intro call. Discuss your goals and concerns, and see if your personalities mesh well. Chemistry is crucial for a successful coaching relationship. If you are considering group coaching, the coach may offer free webinars so that you can get a taste of working with them.

Prepare yourself for Coaching

In order to make the most of your investment in coaching, make sure you are ready for coaching.

  1. Costs: Coaching will likely be your most significant business expense outside of hiring labor, but that is because it should be the investment that brings the most results to your business. However, you don’t need to pay Tony Robbins $1 million a year to access this powerful tool. Do expect to pay between $1,000-$10,000 per month. You may not need to pay the higher amounts for as long. Some coaches offer single sessions for $10,000 but commit to at least 2 months if you want to have time for the changes to take effect. Most of these prices are not posted publicly, but after your discovery call, you can learn about their programs, and they should make an offer for a program that meets your needs.

  2. Set Aside Time: Making this investment means you are more likely to make the time for your improvement, but please don’t skimp on the time commitment. Yes, many other seemingly more pressing things will come up, but for coaching to be its most powerful, it needs to be prioritized. Don’t skip any sessions, and do any of the homework between sessions. Expect to work at least 2 hours per week towards your coaching goals.

  3. Adapt a Growth Mindset. It's possible that you won't always agree with your coach's advice, but it's important to approach each session with an open mind and a willingness to learn. Your coach may point out areas where you can improve. It's essential to remember that your coach has the experience and perspective to see things that you might not, which is why you hired them. Being defensive and refusing their suggestions won't help you improve.

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