"A single conversation across the table with a wise person is worth a month’s study of books". - Chinese Proverb
Never underestimate what you can learn from someone. Pearls of wisdom are gifted from sometimes the most unusual or unexpected places. We could be talking about a life or business changing idea or simply one small thing that you could take on board that may make your life or your business easier.
When thinking about business ideas it would be easy to assume that these ‘great ideas’ must come from a business guru or someone who has well and truly made their mark on the business frontier. This is normally quite true; however, don’t switch off when talking to someone who doesn’t fit that category. It could be the stay at home Mum of five or guy working at a fast food outlet that suddenly imparts something that will resonate with you. They may not even know they have done it!
Remember we have all travelled very different paths to get to where we are today and on that journey lessons have been learnt, disappointments overcome and successes celebrated. By sharing what we have all learnt in life we can short circuit and/or reinforce what is learned via the written word. Welcome to the world of Networking.
The practice of networking will have you surrounding yourself with positive, likeminded people. Use every opportunity to brainstorm and throw ideas around. The simple act of talking through scenarios can help you formulate processes that will have you moving forward with your business and experiencing outstanding results. We must learn the art of working together. It’s the power of synergy, where the total sum is greater than the individual parts. Research networking groups in your area. The motivation you will feel from being part of a good networking group should not be ignored.
Business coaching is another method of moving your business to the next level. All top athletes employ a coach to help them gain that leading edge. With the coach on board, training programmes are made, analysed, revised and revisited in the lead up to a competition. Performance and results from the day are broken down and worked through so at every step the coach and the athlete understand exactly where they are mentally and physically. Arthur Lydiard became a family name in New Zealand coaching some of our sports people to great achievement and to the pinnacle of their careers. Whilst they all had the ability would they have done so well without someone alongside them critiquing their style and performance and inspiring them when things got tough?
We need to treat our businesses the same way. Having a business coach will help you be accountable for your performance in your business. Ask yourself this question ... ‘Do you want to be good or do you want to great?’ Knowing you have a ‘wing man (or woman)’ to guide and advise you will give you an added confidence to step outside of your comfort zone for the good of your business. Remember the MAGIC happens outside of your comfort zone! So, if you are ready to make the magic happen talk to us and let us design a coaching package that suits you and your business.
"No man or woman will ever be a success by him or herself. We must learn the art of working together." - Pat Mesiti.