Warning Signs Your Business Coach Is Leading You into Disaster

Sometimes, having a business coach is like going to a therapist.

Did you know that your business coach could be leading you astray without you even realizing it? That’s OK, it happens — but here are the top four warning signs so you can break the pattern before it gets worse.

1.    You’ve teamed up with a drama queen.

Not everything is a reason to “sound the alarm, the ship is sinking!” You need a cheerleader without all the drama. Consulting jobs were created to match small business owners with someone who could offer expertise on growing the business; coaching jobs match the small business owner with someone to help maintain focus and provide purpose. If your business coach is turning every situation into a three-ring circus, you may be getting distracted from growing your business as much as you could be — and paying for services you don’t need.

2.   You’re getting billed up the wazoo.

If you find you’re receiving too-frequent bills from your business coach, it may be time to say good-bye. Sure, you’re going to have bills because you are getting a service but those bills shouldn’t be trumped-up charges because of all the exaggerated situations your melodramatic coach just had to rush in and solve. Accounting jobs are about maximizing your monetary potential and saving you from making costly mistakes — putting out the flames of a dying fire. Make sure you aren’t getting billed for things you can do yourself. Unless …

3.   Your coach is the jelly to your peanut butter.

Meaning, your business coach has trained you to think you need him or her to survive. Sure, your coach makes things a bit better for you, but just like a peanut butter sandwich is good by itself sometimes, so are you! When you have a business, accounting jobs are vital. But if your business coach is leading you into a co-dependent relationship, it’s time to reevaluate things … or run away.

4.   You feel like you’re lying on the couch while talking to your coach.

Sometimes, having a business coach is like going to a therapist. You discuss your issues and determine what your roadblocks are and how to get around them. But if you spend too much time with your business coach wailing on the couch, you’re getting the short end of the stick. You’re paying for a business coach and consulting jobs shouldn’t cost you what it would to sit on the couch at your shrink’s office. Don’t waste your money. It’s time for a new coach.

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