One of the hardest skills to develop as a business owner/leader is the ability to work ‘on’ your business rather than ‘in’ your business.
What is the key difference between two?
Working ‘on’ your business involves ensuring the day to day activity completed, but, more importantly, it involves thinking about the future of the business where would you like to be in the next year or two? What are the key considerations and activities that will enable you to get to that point? And what are the steps you need to take to achieve your objectives? Working ‘in’ the business never gets you past the first point above.
Business mentoring is a very powerful support mechanism
A business mentor can guide and shape your thoughts into practical actions that will enable you to reach your goals.
Choosing the right business mentor is vital. The most effective mentors will inspire you to want to emulate them and therefore support you in your journey to effectively work ‘on’ the business.
A good business mentor will appreciate the power of sharing their experiences and assist you to gain clarity of thought which will lead to successful execution of your ideas.
The thought of working with a mentor can be daunting, however, speaking from our own personal experiences, we would recommend that you test this method of support as it is usually extremely effective in delivering improved results, and accelerating your personal and business growth.