When talking with prospects or current clients who we help with profit coaching, one comment I hear a lot is “I really like my…… bookkeeper, tax preparer, coach, mentor etc.” but you feel something is missing. They seem stuck!
This happened to me just over a year ago. I was working with a mindset coach (that I LOVE…and still LOVE) and started feeling stuck but found she wasn’t the right person anymore. I learned SO MUCH but it was time to find someone new, with a new perspective.
Once I found a new person, I made sure that my original coach understood that it had been valuable but I needed more, and I hoped we could remain in touch. Of course she said yes! In fact, I reached out to her recently and she pointed me to some helpful information that was just what I needed.
With my new coach, I have found that I am growing so much in the first 6 months of working together that I know I made the right decision.
My needs had grown to a point where I needed next level help.
I have found this with all types of professionals, whether it is doctors, massage therapists or physical therapists etc. Each one has an area of expertise and sometimes we just need to find someone who can help with the specific situation we are in.
I had a conversation with Mike Michalowicz from Profit First about this. He asked me, “how many coaches do you think I have had?” He didn’t say how many exactly, but he has certainly had more than one.
Do you think the coach that he had at 13 was the same one that got him into College? No! The needs he had at the beginning are not the needs he had along the way or the needs he has now! He is successful, so it seemed good to model this approach myself.
I bring this to you because we hear it all the time from our client’s that they have a bookkeeper that they love or that they get a really good deal from their tax preparer. It is great that you love them as a person…but there may be a reason that you are getting a great deal. Are they guiding and encouraging you to reach further? Or are they simply doing a good job for you.
You want to surround yourself with people who stretch you and encourage you to do more!
What is holding you back from stepping out and getting the help you need to move your business further? I will be honest, we have clients that are outgrowing us here at Netbooks Accounting and we celebrate this! Our goal is to see you be successful, wherever that may be.
I encourage you to take an inventory of those you work with as you move into 2020. Are there areas where you need to uplevel? If you would like to have a conversation about this, we would be happy to do so!