Taking on the task of becoming an entrepreneur is not easy. Very often people who do so are overwhelmed with the excitement of their idea but very rarely consider all of the challenges and obstacles that come with venturing down this path. Not only will you have to overcome the many adversities that come with running a business. But you will also have to address how this effects your personal life. This is where having an online life coach can be very beneficial.
What Is Online Life Coaching?
An online coach is someone who can meet with you on a regular basis via phone or web chat (such as Skype) and help you address the many challenges you face, help you find clarity, understand and identify your goals, and then help you put together a plan on how to achieve those goals. Unlike therapy where you mostly discuss your mental and emotional state to get a better understanding of your psychology, coaching focuses more on your present state and how you want to move forward in your life.
Why Should I Hire A Coach?
While some may assume that a coach is meant for individuals who are dealing with personal issues, many entrepreneurs are now calling upon these professionals to help them manage their work-life balance issues. Because these individuals are overwhelmed and stressed with their work, many find themselves having a hard time with their own personal life as well. This can include managing their relationships or marriage, health, personal finances, and their own inner state of well-being and happiness.
Work Life Balance Is The Key
In a recent study, many entrepreneurs have noted that their biggest challenge in running their business is maintaining work-life balance. Because many of these individuals did not fully realize the amount of work involved with launching a company from scratch, they are finding themselves stressed out and unhappy with the report stating that ”30% of small business owners report working more than 50 hours per week, nearly 20% report working 60 hours or more and almost 80% report feeling like they work too much.”
So why are so many of these entrepreneurs overworked? Mostly because they have not learned how to manage and delegate tasks as well as how to manage their time more effectively. This is where having a coach who can help guide them along this journey can be very beneficial.
Making The Necessary Adjustments
Like a chiropractor, a life coach can asses their clients tense areas and see where things are not flowing the way they should be. Via the coaching process, the trained professional can help their client make the necessary adjustments so that they can quickly move forward along the right path that frees them up to do more in all areas of their life.
While a coach understands the entrepreneurs desire to succeed and get ahead, they also understand that their client can lose themselves in the process and therefore their main goal is to help remind them along the way so that they can take a moment to realize what is most important for them. So a good life coach will not only help them succeed in their business, but their personal life as well.