Updated: May 20, 2021
The world is an infinite pool of information. As children, we were obligated to absorb as much as our minds could handle—and are then expected to transform our accumulated knowledge into something useful that we can contribute to society.
To some, college graduation equals freedom from restrictions—the opening of a limitless sky. To others, it means being thrown into the lion’s den, expected to battle unemployment with nothing to arm themselves with, except for their school experience and degree. Regardless of what you may think, graduation is not the finish line; it is the beginning, the first steps of the long staircase to success!
Making It on Your Own? The Myth
For the entrepreneurs who dream of making it, there is no sure-fire way that secures success. Reading "Business Start-Up for Dummies" and having self-confidence is not how to succeed in business. No man is an island—and believe us when we say that you cannot do this on your own, no matter how smart, clever, or careful you think you might be!
You would not be who you are today if you only learned from the books at school. The lessons you’ve picked up from your parents, the manager from your part-time job, and even from your classmates have shaped how you think and what you know. This is no different. Living is learning, and information is everywhere—in anyone. You need to be as willing to learn as much as you are desperate to succeed!
Learning From the Greats
They say experience is the best teacher, but no one ever specified that they should be your own. We have all been inspired by the stories of CEOs who started their companies in their own garages—how Steve Jobs was kicked out of his own company but got back up.
Sadly, documentaries, college graduation speeches, and autobiographies can only get you so far. In order to succeed, you need someone to teach you the ropes, guiding you on when you should take a risk and pointing out what to watch out for.
Why You Need a Business Coach
Everybody needs a hand, a nudge, a push. Steve Jobs wouldn’t have invented the Apple I computer without Steve Wozniak. Bill Gates wouldn’t have founded Microsoft Corporation without Paul Allen. No man has ever been successful without help!
Unfortunately, you can’t directly ask Steve Jobs or Bill Gates how to succeed in business—but the flip side is there are business coaching services in Canada that can help you make the right decisions and juggle the responsibilities of a business owner.
Looking for the Right Mentor
Good business coaching is hard to come by, and you need to take time to get to know a potential mentor before committing yourself to the relationship. It’s important to take note that the perfect coach must be an expert in their field with accomplishments that are in line with what you want to achieve, has the right attitude, is patient and stern when sharing their experiences.
The Bottom Line
Even with all this in mind, looking for the right mentor can still be difficult, along with managing a business. Luckily, Four Tree Coaching can help you whenever you feel like you’re stuck. Deciding to start your own business already takes a lot of guts, but being humble enough to acknowledge your shortcomings and ask for help will surely lead you to success.
Are you looking for business coaching services in Canada to help you figure out how to run your business better? Four Tree Coaching can help you figure out how to succeed in business by providing you with the support you need to succeed. Get in touch with us today for your complimentary coaching consultation!