Did you know that the second richest man in the world, Warren E. Buffett, mentors the richest man in the world, Bill H. Gates?
As a Career, Business, and Lifestyle Solutionist, I mentor and coach game-changing, high-achieving women who are employedpreneurs, seasoned and startup business owners, career professionals and human resource practitioners.
The one thing that all my coaching clients have in common – they are striving to achieve their own definition of success, leap the corporate ladder, or build a standout presence in the marketplace.
If you could be at your highest point in your career or business, you would already be there – but we all need help from time to time. When you work with a coach, they provide the strategies and systems that increase short- and long-term accelerated growth and augmented personal development.
I have grown my business to multiple six figures, but to take my business to millions, I know that I needed the guidance, support and accountability that come with having of a coach.
A coach can cut out those unnecessary steps and ultimately lead you to the breakthrough, outcome and results much faster than you could on your own.
I must warn you – you must be willing to make a mindset shift. Look at this shift as an investment not an expense. By hiring a qualified coach/mentor, you will leap the corporate ladder versus climbing one rung at a time; and if you are a small business owner the coach/mentor will allow you to upgrade your clients, raise your rates and expand your presence in the marketplace.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself:
- What is my ultimate goal for my career, business and life?
- What is my income goal one year, three years and five years from today?
- What amount have I budgeted to invest in my professional development and personal growth this year (recommendation is at least 10% of your income goal)?
- What do I need most to achieve my short- and long-term goals?
- What am I looking for in a coach/mentor?
- Do the members of my inner circle have coaches and mentors? (If they don’t they probably don’t need to be in my circle)
The only way to achieve Impact, Influence & Income is to discover your WOW Factor and then take consistent action. You must do something everyday to effect your WOW Factor.
Continually ask yourself: “Is what I’m doing at this very moment going to help me achieve my ultimate goal?”
Whenever the answers is ‘no’, you must immediately stop, delegate and get back ‘on purpose’. When you take the necessary steps each day that lead to completing your goal, rest assured you will achieve them.© Copyright 2014 Laureen Wishom