The idea of making a change to move your business forward can seem a daunting prospect and just too much of a challenge to tackle. Yet, making positive changes can be the only way to take your business in the right direction to reach your ultimate goals. We asked leading business coach, Peter Boolkah for his top five tips on how you can take steps to overcome any challenges that you’re facing in your business.
1. Get yourself a good business coach or support network
Never underestimate the power of an independent, third party perspective. When you are working in your business you are blinded; you cannot see the wood for the trees. When somebody else is working with you they do not see what you see day in, day out; they are able to see it all very clearly, giving you a whole new perspective.
2. You need to work on your business education
After all, you don’t know what you don’t know! How can you fix something if you don’t have the knowledge to do so? We live in the era of the ‘knowledge worker’, which means the power rests with the people who have the knowledge.
3. Make sure you have the right team on board
If your staff cannot grow with the business, do not be afraid to swap them out and upgrade people. What most people do is move up the business ladder, and the business becomes far more complex and sophisticated, but they expect to succeed with the same team. But not all players can step up, which causes problems.
4. Surround yourself with positive people
Don’t let people with a negative attitude hold you and your business back, instead surround yourself with people who have a ‘can-do’ attitude; positive people will help you to be positive.
5. Create a 5-year plan
By creating a 5-year plan, you’ll have a clear picture of what you’re working towards. You’ll be able to see the challenges and pitfalls ahead of time, which means you can deal with them before they actually hit.
About Peter Boolkah
An award-winning, fast-growth business coach, Peter Boolkah specialises in strategic planning, leadership and team development. Peter is the first European coach to be recognised in the ActionCOACH hall of fame – an organisation developed to train business coaches, using a certain process and methodology, to coach clients. He has worked with hundreds of large companies all over the world, has won 57 ActionCOACH awards to date, and guest lectures at Judge College in Cambridge. Peter also has over 20 years of experience in the world of corporate and business ownership within various industries – bringing together a diverse range of skills to his business coaching and training. Peter joined Fluid Business Coaching in 2006, where he has established a first-class reputation in the world of business coaching as one of the best rapid-growth mentors around.