High-Performance Coaching For The Dynamic Mompreneur
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Why is does it feel so hard to be successful as a Mompreneur?
Is it that you don't know the right network of people? Or maybe it's you don't have the money to really set yourself up for success?
Oh wait....what about time? It's gotta be because you don't have enough hours in the day to make it successful, right? Hmm...
Reality check - it's none of those reasons. (I am not sure if you heard my jaw drop to the floor but it did!)
Let's get a clear understanding of the statistics:
In a recent article by USA Today roughly 20% of new businesses survive past their first year of operation. Half of all businesses no longer exist after five years. Only one-third make it past their 10th anniversary.
Discouraging, right? So, what can we as entrepreneurs do about it? Well hold on because the other shoe is about to fall.
In FitSmallBusiness.com's article "15 Entrepreneurship Statistics You Should Know" we learned 46% of businesses fail due to incompetence, 30% due to lack of managerial experience, 11% due to lack of experience. (Ouch!)
To add to it entrepreneurs who succeeded in a prior venture, such as a company that went public, have a 30% chance of success in their next venture. On the other hand, first-time business owners have only an 18% chance of succeeding. Entrepreneurs who previously failed have a 20% chance of success.
Blank stare....(I am with you!)
There is a way to defy these odds - Business Strategy Coaching. Yep, you heard me. A coach. And before you roll your eyes and bounce off this page, please hear me out....
I can speak from experience of what having a Business Strategy Coach has taught me:
1. You must have a solid business strategy to execute daily business goals and operations.
2. You must have leadership skills even if it's just you running the show.
3. An outside-in perspective is critical.
4. Serve your customers greatly by selling outcomes and experiences, not products.
Let's cover points #1, 2, and 3 together.
In a recent Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report (2016), the most critical factor to an entrepreneur's success was determined to be:
Basic business skills like marketing or computer applications (42%)
Leadership and management skills and rhetorical abilities (37%)
Entrepreneurship in practice such as business plans or business simulations (37%)
Finding creative approaches to problems (31%)
Entrepreneurial role models (32%)
Learning from the analysis of entrepreneur success stories (24%)
Makes sense, but how does a Business Strategy Coach help with this?
A Business Strategy Coach provides leadership skills and keen understanding of business vision and strategy and the importance of their alignment through execution and the desired results (metrics). They co-create a business strategy with you, allowing an outside-in perspective of your business so bigger thinking and new ideas can propagate to form distribution channels, partnerships and affiliates, and spectacular customers experiences putting service at the center of all you do. A Business Strategy Coach also have a handful of success stories to leverage, a community of confidants for you to connect with, and an arsenal of knowledge to pull from when creativity is required.
Ultimately your success is their success so great a Business Strategy Coach will go the extra mile to help you make it happen.
"Okay, I am sold!" (Of course you are because by now you can see how retaining a business coach in my own life has served me well.)
And if you did any research on me you also know I provide Business Strategy Coaching, an expertise I had long before I hired my coach and learned what a valuable skill I was holding onto.
Still not sure?
Let's put it this way, 80% of entrepreneurs use their own money to fund their businesses. The remaining 20% received money from family, bank, or investors. Either way, it needs to be paid back quickly and I know in my situation I was eager to get it paid pronto. The best way you can protect your investment in your new business is to hire a great Business Strategy Coach to guide you through the process, leave no stone unturned, and position you for success so you don't become one of the statistics I have referred to (Sources: BusinessDailyNews, SSRN, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2016
If interested in learning more, let's schedule a time to get to know one another. I pride myself on providing customized packages based on your unique and specific business needs. No one size fits all cookie cutter coaching here. I do offer a special 7 Day Business Breakthrough Challenge twice a year so depending on when you reach out you might be able to jump aboard to test the waters.
We are in this together and I am committed to your success. Coaching is an investment, yes, but a very worthwhile one both personally and professionally. I walked my own journey of thinking I could figure out this authentic, bold leadership path all on my own but to be perfectly honest, I needed mentoring to help me discover my hidden strengthens and to break down the limiting beliefs I had been carrying around for way too long. To my surprise it wasn’t only workplace skills I gained, but also life skills, relationship skills and self-relation skills.
It's time to fulfill your dreams and full potential and it all starts with a simple conversation. No strings attached and hard selling is not my style. I would just love the opportunity to get to know you better, learn more about the visions you have for your life and how I can serve you.
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Kendra Dahlstrom is a High Performance Coach, Keynote Speaker and Author who understands the challenges with personal and organizational leadership. She shares unique, winning strategies to those who are open and ready to unearth their natural-born leadership abilities and discover their true authentic self to live a bold, extraordinary life. Kendra is also CEO of Aspire to Be International, the first collab-unity. A global community of driven, female entrepreneurs who are all purposefully collaborating to scale and grow business.