You’ve picked up some tidy skill sets, made some key connections and even begun pulling in a few affiliate commissions or service gigs.
But now, you feel a bit deflated.
You learned the essentials, earned a small profit and maybe added a prospect or two to your business. But now you don’t know how to get to the next level.
A great place to prepare the pathway to your greater success is to write out a clear description of these things:
(1) Your big vision, your quest
(2) The milestones you need to reach to fulfill the vision
(3) The overall game plan or strategy for hitting those milestones
(4) The exact tasks that you must complete to breath life into your strategy
(5) Your precise Production Schedule
This is a “working backwards” process that I often suggest people work through in order to clear the air and find a direction for moving forward… from where they are, to where they want to go.
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To make it all happen in the least time possible, I highly recommend you consider quality mentoring.
A good online coach or mentor will
- guide you through the process
- monitor your progress
- make you accountable for your progress
- minimize the struggle involved
- minimize the expense involved
Sink Or Swim
I don’t know of a single person who has attained a high level of online success without hiring a coach or mentor to help walk them through the necessary steps.
Even more significantly…
savvy marketers actually hire more coaching, not less, as their business improves. That’s because they’ve learned from experience, that every dollar spent on coaching, comes back many times over.
If there’s any one way to predict someone’s online success, it’s the amount of coaching they get.
In fact, I can pretty much tell whether someone will even survive online… whether they will sink or swim in this business… by looking at how they do, or do not, make coaching an essential part of their growth plan.
When Do You Need A Mentor?
You can expect to benefit from mentoring at any point in your business.
If you know next to nothing about the business, then you will need a mentor who can guide you through your training.
When you’ve learned enough to move forward, but don’t know exactly how to proceed (and I emphasize “exactly”), it’s time for more coaching.
What Do You Want Help With?
One of the reasons people don’t seek coaching is that they don’t feel like they know what kind of help they need.
That’s why I started this article the list of 5 things you need to write down about your business.
Each time you are ready to hire a coach, work through that checklist. Write down a clear description of each point.
Then you will know what you need help with.
You can even share your written description with your mentor, so that you’re both working from the same blueprint.
You might even want to consider joining the Whirlwind Success “VIP Club.” It’s what Donna and I call a “dynamic coaching” approach to helping folks like you take your online business to the next level.
So, I suggest, whatever point your business is at today… take some time to write down a clear description of it, using the 5-point checklist above.
Then you decide.
Can you keep moving forward on your own?
Or would it be better to put your success on a fast track by hiring a professional mentor?
This can help you avoid costly, time consuming mistakes by doing things the correct way from the beginning… not half way through a bunch of failed “trial runs.”
In other words…
why reinvent the wheel when somebody who’s already traveled the same route can simply hand it to you?
So, I’m dying to ask you.
Do you use professional coaching?
Have you found it helpful?
If you don’t use coaching, what’s stopping you?
I’d like to hear what you think in the comments below.