Business Coaching Solutions:
Lack of Time?
Giving business owners time to do the things they want to do
Need time back in your personal and business life?
Time is a limited resource and once spent, is gone forever
As business owners we strive to get ahead in our business, we invest many long hours getting the basics rights and by working in the business, we seek to perfect how we do what we do. But there is no training manual for business and some of our growth comes from trial and error. Without knowing it, before too long, we’re doing everything – growing customers, fixing problems, sorting out paperwork, dealing with all that banking and government administration stuff… In the hope it will improve revenue. Unfortunately the extra time doesn’t always lead to extra revenue and in many cases, it actually leads to business owners burning out. The pressure builds at home, and when the sacrifices we made to get ahead don’t produce the results, things get a little bit tense.
As a business coach, I typically see a range of challenges that can get in the way of owners who get stuck working in the business. Business owners come to me seeking solutions and strategies to be able to work smarter and how to get time back so you can be working on the things that drive profit and value within your business, and how to create a work life balance that makes all that time at work worthwhile.
I’ve designed a tool which will help you be clearer about the challenges you’re facing and to help you better understand the problem of where and how you spend your time. Please click below to download this FREE PDF. By understanding what the real problem is, it becomes easier to put strategies in place to help you better leverage your valuable but limited time so you grow your business the quickest and best way possible.
Sick of working harder and harder for the same result?
Do you find you get smashed at work or even on the way to work with all the things that have to be done? Do you get buried in paperwork that in reality, does not help your business grow? And have your frustration levels gone through the roof because you can’t easily get any sensible information to make a decision, so you go with your gut feel anyway?
There is so much pressure on us as business owners today to do well. When we started our business journey, our goal was to build a business that gives us a lifestyle for ourselves and our families to enjoy, and to share our business journey with loyal employees, who in return have a career and a wage that supports them and their families. But we know that profits and cash are not always easy to generate, and it is easy to end up doing lots of tasks ourselves.
As a Melbourne business coach, I spend a lot of time with business owners and re-engineer how they use their time. How to work out what’s important to do rather than what is urgent. And how proactive time spent working on the business gives you time back – time back to business owners to make strategic decisions to improve sales revenues and gross profit margins, to create systems and processes with the help of others so you can leverage your knowledge to grow your business. I help you get away from those dreaded tasks that suck up your valuable time and reinvest it so you work smarter. My FREE PDF guides you in a series of questions of what your business could look like if you could master time. Or if you want some help getting rid of that frustration and anger, and a helping hand so you can work smarter rather than harder, then book in a time with me for chat.
Don’t know how to put things in place to effectively delegate?
Do you find that you’re the only one who really knows what to do, the only person who can really solve problems? Do you find your staff asking you the same question again and again but you wish that they would take some more time to think before asking? Do you feel like you are doing the workload of two people?
As business owners, we know how important it is that we don’t make mistakes and our customers get the best service possible. But because there is only one of you, your job as the boss is to train your staff to do the job they were employed to do. And use systems and processes to help you manage them. It is not an uncommon problem for business owners to be running out of time, and yet your staff are running out of work.
As a business coach, I have seen many business owners end up working harder and longer hours and unconsciously slip into working in the business all the time. And one of the signs of always working in the business is seeing how business owners delegate work and tasks. And reviewing what systems your business has to keep the team accountable. Business coaching is a tool to provide business owners with an objective look into how you do what you do. And spending time with you to uncover your knowledge and passion that you have for your business, even when it may have become a bit faded. Because to grow your business the right way, we need your expertise and passion focussing on culture and having customers know what your business stands for. I have created a simple checklist of questions in my FREE PDF that asks you some critical questions to see where your business is at and for you to set some goals. Or if you want to get some time back from staff, so you can work smarter rather than harder, then book in a time with me for chat.
Struggle to switch off when you’re at home with your family?
You’ve got home late and the kids have already eaten… Now you’re on the phone at home – there is a complaint from one of your customers you need to resolve, and one of your suppliers shipped the wrong goods and you’ve missed an important delivery date… Your BAS return is due at the end of the week and you are missing some invoices… Some debtors haven’t paid and as a result, you need to ask the bank for a temporary overdraft.
It’s hard to leave work at work when you are the business owner. There always seems to be so much going on and we all know that the buck stops with you. Whilst we know our families are generally pretty understanding, personally we get annoyed and frustrated with ourselves… Hoping that it doesn’t have to be this way for too much longer. As business owners, we carry this heavy burden but surely there has to be a better way?
I often talk with business owners who are caught in the time trap of working more hours to get ahead in business. However, when we chat it soon becomes clear that owners are working on things that make themselves busy rather than things that make them money. I have myself been a business owner (and still am!) so I understand your conflict of where you spend your time, and the choices you make. I have learned that family time is so important that you want to ensure it doesn’t pass you by. Please download my FREE PDF to give you some insights on what family time should look like. If you want some help to set some goals that will be noticed by your family, book in a time to chat with me.
Helping You Have More Success and Fulfillment
Regardless of how you got here, through my 40 years in business and coaching, I have found there are typically only a handful of reasons that business owners look for a business coach.
These tend to fall into four main categories and are associated with problems or frustrations of business owners that relate to Growth, Time, People or a need for an Adviser or independent sounding board.
Whilst I offer a range of business coaching services including one to one coaching, workshops and leadership development - the method comes second to the problem.
Is it one of these that has you looking for answers?
Have a look around and get in touch to find out the best coaching solution for your situation.