Do others market to you that you have to follow big names to coach you to be successful?
These big names don’t solve my current business problems and I don’t need to pay big bucks or download their FREE STUFF to find out that what they offer because in most cases it is NOT what I need NOW! Nearly all of their content has been too detailed for what I need now.
You do need a coach
I paid a four figure sum to a “coach” and spent a year under her wings. In reality, I spent a year taking notes from her phone calls, good information too. But her information did NOT apply to what I needed right then, my next step. She offered great consulting, but I could have spent that money buying a number of books that I could have the ability to read again and again to help me out, now and later.
However, I have come to the conclusion that I don’t need to follow or listen to many “Big Names” in business because most don’t offer content that I need NOW! In most cases you see these big names like Mark Zukerberg, Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, etc., etc.
Most don’t tell me MY next step, what I need NOW! Most can help with other aspects of my business at some point in the future.
All of them can help, but all of them are not in my business and don’t know what I need NOW!
The image of the coach in this post teaching these kids to play a game is not the same coach that teaches at the high school, university, or professional level games. There are different coaches for different levels of play.
Same with business coaches. Starting a business from scratch needs a different coach than one for a business that’s doing $1,000,000 in revenue.
You need the right startup coach
Same with business. If you want to start a business, you need a startup coach. Do you need a coach from a pedigree college like MIT? Yale? Harvard? No. Because in most cases they over complicate your start with details that you may not need to start a business within 30, 60, or 90 days.
For a large percentage of people the answer is an emphatic, NO!
Nearly ALL of the people I connected with need someone, someone to “Start Me Up” (Rolling Stones) as my favorite startup bumper music lyrics would say. Most need getting them TO the starting gate in preparing them to start a business, not getting them to get OUT of the gate to launch their business.
In order to learn calculus, you learn algebra first. But you don’t learn algebra until you learned math operations. You don’t learn math operations until you learn numbers. The same goes for learning to start your business. Learn the first step, not the 10th step. You need a coach that will teach you startup basics. Not a “big name” person or “leader” that does not want to deal with what you’re trying to do.
Having a big vision for your company does not mean you need a big name coach to get started. I wrote two books, How to Start a Business: Mac Version and HWJDB How Would Jesus Do Business? using Apple’s iWork Pages, a free Apple app, not a “big name” app like MS Word or Adobe’s InDesign. I paid enough to get the job done with publishing my books.
Same with coaching, you don’t need to pay “BIG bucks” to “go BIG” spending your hard earned money. Even FREE coaching may not be what you need, but do search out the right coach for what you need. Do not look for those that marketing “Five/Six Figure Incomes” because most people will never get that number starting out.
Right Coach, Right Now
If you’re starting a business now or are considering starting a business, contact me as I have helped hundreds of people getting started on their right foot toward starting their business. As one person asked me recently, “Who is successful so far that we might know?” I turned to them as said, “When you ask their daughter how things went in my coaching session with their mother and she comes back and says, ‘I’ve never seen my mother SO excited in her LIFE!,’ that’s all the success I need to share.” Why? Because that’s how nearly EVERYONE starts out, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Wozniak, or Hewlett and Packard, all started out the same way.
At Step One!
So, let’s connect and get you started on the right path.