Here’s What A Handful Of The World’s Top Entrepreneurs Recently Shared As Their Secrets To Success, And How They Can Help You Skyrocket Your Coaching Business
Entrepreneur.com recently interviewed successful entrepreneurs from many different industries, asking them to share how they’d created huge businesses that made a massive difference in the lives of others.
The business-building secrets these entrepreneurs revealed are actually quite surprising!
And you can absolutely apply each secret to your life coaching business, so that you can continue to expand your impact and help more and more people through the work you do in the world.
What several top entrepreneurs revealed as the top five secrets to their success
1. Do what you love
“One of the most important decisions you will make in your life is the career path you choose… You’re going to spend half your waking hours working, so make sure you enjoy your job.”
– Emerson Spartz, founder of digital media company, Dose
As a transformational life coach, you’ve already chosen to do work that you love in the world.
But you may not always love all of the work required to build out your coaching business, such as sorting paperwork or driving across town to a coaching session.
As you invest time in the more tedious tasks of running and growing your business, if you find your energy dipping, take a moment to breathe deeply.
Then, reconnect with the greater purpose of the work you are doing – you’re changing people’s lives! If you’re really feeling the drag, here’s 5 ways to avoid burnout as a coach and entrepreneur.
Tune your awareness to your mission, and you’ll soon find more ease and joy in the task at hand. The more love you bring to everything you do, the more your clients and your business will thrive!
2. Don’t wait, just start
“Just go ahead and do it!”
– Rujul Zaparde, co-founder of FlightCar (which sold to Mercedes-Benz)
Instead of incessantly planning and waiting until everything is lined up perfectly, go ahead and take the plunge in your life coaching business, whether this means starting your business or taking it in a new direction.
Remember that you are in the business of helping people – so instead of getting lost in paperwork or telling yourself that tomorrow or next week is a better time to do what you know you need to do, get on out there!
Do what you can to reach more people and invite them to enroll in a program with you.
Vince Lombardi famously said, “It’s the start that stops most people,” and it’s true. So start, and keep starting, and suddenly you’ll be so much further along in building your business than you even realized or anticipated.
3. Surround yourself with a tribe of success-minded people
“Entrepreneurs should never lose sight of the fact that achieving a true tribal community is an end in itself.”
– Jordan Fliegel, founder of CoachUp
Celebrated success expert Jim Rohn, who has now passed, used to talk about something he called the Law of Averages – average the income of the five people you hang out with the most, and that’s what your income is likely going to be.
This is because the way that people tend to think is contagious. Think about the five people you spend the most time with. Are they difference-makers? Are they success-minded people?
Do they encourage you to grow and expand in your life and business?
Ensure you spend a good amount of time with people who are up to big things and who support you and your dreams, and your clients and your business will benefit!
4. Adopt a growth mindset
Several of the entrepreneurs interviewed shared that one of the most important things you can do when starting and growing any business is to have a growth mindset.
Many people believe that this means focusing on growing and expanding yourself and your business in the sense of finding more clients, getting more exposure and so on.
But in truth, all sustainable growth begins with the energy that you put into what you’re doing. As you start each day, instead of looking at all of the things there are to do to grow your business, stop and take a moment to set an intention on who you are going to be about what you’re doing.
Are you going to be a change agent?
A difference maker?
Someone who is dedicated to helping others create lives they love living?
Set your intention for who you are going to be that day, and then allow the intention you’ve set to inform how you are going to go about what you have to do to grow your business.
Do this, and you’ll achieve much more powerful and sustainable results for you, your clients and your business!
5. Lead with a smile
“We all have a tendency to think that people who seem super-stressed and ultra-serious are the most successful. In my experience, almost the exact opposite is true. Try to smile a lot – it makes you feel better and makes people want to be around you more.”
-Scott Tannen, co-founder and CEO of Boll & Branch
Life isn’t always easy. There will be times when you feel stressed, overwhelmed and perhaps even upset at someone else for something they’ve said or done.
While you can’t control the circumstances you sometimes find yourself in, you always have the power to decide how you are going to react to any circumstance. So if you’re having a challenging moment or even a challenging day, and you’re about to walk into a meeting for example, stop and take a moment to think of something you’re grateful for.
Do this for even a few seconds, and you’ll soon feel a sincere, authentic smile come across your face.
Not only will this make you feel better, it will also attract people to you!
Take that energy into your next interaction, and it absolutely will make a positive impression on the people you interact with.