Too many small-business people aren’t willing to ask for help when they need it. Entrepreneurs by nature tend to be independent risk-takers. They started the company and it is their baby. Obviously, they should know how to raise it.
When I was a kid, my Dad told me something which I couldn’t understand clearly as kid. It took me years to realize how true he was. I used to watch my Dad, who was always surrounded by people who were always needy and look for money. Some time I used to feel that they were taking the advantage of my Dad’s simplicity. One day I couldn’t control my emotions and asked this question to my Dad. Why do you throw your money away to these people? How come they always need help? He stared at me for a second, laughed out loud and said this is unexpected for me. In that culture most of the time couldn’t ask questions to our elder in that tone. Then after a pause he said son listen me carefully. There are only two ways to live in this world, either you are a giver or you are a taker. He showed me with his hand positions.
God is the greatest giver in this universe, who never takes. If you are giver, that is the God’s nature. Automatically you become his agent in this world, because he needs people to pass on his blessings. If you are God’s agent, he will bless you with lot more than you need for yourself to give away.
No matter what role we find ourselves in — entrepreneur, executive, sales and marketing professional, to name just a few — we are in constant motion, reacting to the day’s events, feeling the pressure to perform and focusing on results.
It’s not as if coaches have secret powers or have some deep-seated knowledge of your industry that could open the door to more success. Coaches are mere humans like you and me. However, good coaches can help you identify your blind spots.