Are you a business coach? Do you have a coach? What do you think is the most important aspect of coaching? Do you focus on mindset issues or business first?
There’s no clear-cut answer, no answer that spans across the board and fits all situations because each person, every business owner and every coach is different.
If you’re a coach, hopefully you focus on both business and mindset and emphasize what the client needs most at any given time. As coaches and leaders, people come to you looking for ways to make more money in their businesses. That means it’s up to you to determine what they want and to even provide them what they need.
Now sometimes, the client’s wants and needs go hand-in-hand… in other words, they are the same. Other times, their wants and needs can be on totally opposite ends of the spectrum. In those cases you need to find the balance. Maybe that means focusing on one idea more than the other, or maybe it means altering your time with the client to allow time for you to deal with both issues.
When you’re being coached, you might not be really interested in one thing over the other, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use the coaching in both areas. Maybe you have the mindset, you know what you do in business, you know why you do things a particular way in your business and you know what changes and transformations to expect, but you don’t have the business answers you need.
As a business owner, you need to know what you want and what you need. A good coach will deal with both of these areas at the appropriate times. But you also need to recognize when changes or shifts occur in yourself, and in your business and in what you’ve learned as a business owner, and you need to express those things to your coach so they know where you are and where you’re going next.
This is a big deal too in your own business. Just as your coach will meet you where you are and help you progress, you can do this with your own clients. You can see where they are and help them progress.
A major piece of this is that at times, you’re at a place where it may not be clear what you still need to learn or the issues and items you still need to work through in order to move your business forward.
Whether you’re a coach or you’re being coached, you need to find that line so you can balance the mindset and the business part of what you’re doing. Sometimes it’s a fine line, and sometimes you just have to straddle the line a bit. Most of the time, if you will follow the lead of your client, it will direct you to the right place and give you the direction you need.