Small Business Owner Coaching

Chapter Nine

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"The price of all achievement is one's ability to manage the constant struggle and ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings.”

“Oh, if I could only put a dream on canvas!” exclaimed an enthusiastic young artist. “Dream on canvas?” scolded the old master, “it is only through the ten thousand careful touches of a brush to the canvas that will make your dream come true.”

Business leadership coaching experts state that there is only one sure method of attaining excellence and that is with hard labor. Too often our thirst for immediate gratification and instant satisfaction convinces us to cut corners and dilute the quality of our efforts.

"Those who do not act, should not expect to enjoy the gift of living out their dreams."

“We have been born to experience great things”, say small business owner coaching advisors, “but there is a price to be paid. Once we attain that which we seek, we will only then truly appreciate it.”

We are the sum of our endeavors, suggests business coaching mentoring experts. Our ultimate reward is in the race we choose to run, not necessarily in the final prize. The journey of self-growth and personal development adds value to all of those around us.

John Sebastion Bach said, “I have acquired all the talent I have by working hard; and all who like to work as hard will succeed just as I have.” This quote begs the question, just how hard are you willing to work to achieve your ambition?

“What is the secret of success in business?” asked a friend of the famous Cornelius Vanderbilt - a business management coaching expert in his own right. “Secret? There is no secret about it,” replied Vanderbilt; “all you have to do is attend to your business in earnest, keep your expenses low, and keep at it.” Now that is small business owner coaching advice to remember!

During the Revolutionary War the soldiers were trying to raise a heavy timber which they could barely lift off the ground. A young corporal stood by, urging the men to lift harder. The corporal’s superior officer heard his words of encouragement, quickly got off his horse and began to lift along side the men.

Once the timber was moved out of the way, the officer walked over to the corporal and asked why he did not help. “I am a corporal,” he replied. The officer narrowed his gaze and said firmly, “I am George Washington and you will meet me at your commander’s headquarters immediately.”

Work teaches us the benefits associated with method and process by compelling us to crowd the most production humanly possible into every day and every hour.

"Mankind worships success, but thinks too little of the means by which it attained."
- H.M. FiIeld

To have the greatest chance of success, a man must be willing to work harder than his peers; he must spend more time planning when others are busy recreating; he must study more when competitors are sleeping; and he must be determined to advance to the top when his teammates aspire only for their next day off.

All men and women wish to succeed, but wishing is not enough. Who would even be satisfied with their success if it was so easily attained through wishing? You can surely have all that you desire, if you are willing to pay the appropriate price for your reward.

How eager are you to strive for success? How much can you endure? How long can you wait? If you lack the education, are you willing to sacrifice in order to gain enrollment at your local university? Are you willing to endure long nights working extra jobs in order to save the money to buy the materials you need?

Will you walk miles per day, regardless of the weather, in order to ensure your dream? Have you the stamina to overcome the inherent challenges that successful people tackle on instinct?

"WORK – teaches us patience, perseverance and application. "

Success is the offspring of drudgery and perseverance. Fame never comes simply because it is craved, it is hard fought and the result of sweat and tears.

The successful small business owner coaching student will learn that to win, one must be fired up with determination which knows no defeat. The true worker scoffs at hunger, ridicule or hardship. Instead, these things fire him up for battle.

The greatest beings of our time fought their way to their stature. They pushed the world up from chaos into the light of a grander civilization. These were men and women who, as they climbed, expanded and lifted others to a higher plane and opened wider the doors of narrow lives.

Small Business Owner Coaching Activities

  1. Describe your business if you have one. Does it produce what it is capable of producing on a regular basis? If you don’t own a business, what would your business be if you had one?

  2. Are you pleased with your current salary? If not, what do you think it should be? How might you increase your take home pay?

  3. Given what you know now from the above small business owner coaching information, do you wish to improve in this area of your life? If the answer is yes, explain what you need to do differently in order to gain better results.

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Next Leadership Coaching Chapters

» Chapter Ten - The Rewards of Accuracy

» Chapter Eleven - Life Is What We Make It

» Chapter Twelve - The Self-Improvement Habit

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