Are you learning from people who believe in you?
When I started Aliwazas.com, I was convinced that I needed a business coach. One of my customers offered to build me a new website and provide business coaching for a little over $600.
After evaluating my business, she decided that I had to be like Queen Afua in order to trick people into thinking I was an expert in my field. Ma’am. In essence, she told me I had to mimic people who were already doing what I want to do to be successful. Guess how much money I made trying to be someone else. Not a lot.
Looking back, I don’t believe that she whole-heartedly stood by the imitation model as the best form of coaching. The real issue was that she didn’t believe in my brand.
What I learned from this encounter was: You can not be “coached” by someone who does not believe in you. Your coach should only take you on as a client if they believe that you have skills that are worth developing and they think they can develop. That was my first and last experience with a business coach.
Sometimes, you have to fire the help. Take a step back – and out of your pupil shoes – to determine the value of your teacher’s help. You’ll sometimes discover that you’re Waisting time and money. I left that relationship with no additional resources. Bummer.
When I am consulting it is 100% mandatory that I know more about you than “I want to make money” or “I want business tips.” I will not take you on as a client. I’d just rather not have your money.
Learn from people who believe in your brand and believe that they can take it to the next level.