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Why Hire A Business Coach?

iStock 000011493906Small 300x199 Why Hire A Business Coach?Today there is a growing knowledge of the term business coach. Not many years back, very few people were familiar with the term or exactly what one did. More familiarity was in terms such as business advisors and business consultants. Even though these terms are often put in the same category as coaching, they are not the same. [...]

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Feeling Like A Fraud In Your Business?

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Feeling like a fraud, and hope no one finds you out?

Welcome to the “Fraud Factor”.

So, what is the Fraud Factor? It’s when a professional doubts the value they have to offer their clients, customer and audiences. The Fraud Factor generally shows up when someone is new or just starting out in a career or profession. This might be someone who has acquired a tremendous amount of knowledge in an existing field but was working as employee for someone else and now they are wanting to offer their services as a self-employed consultant.

Believe it or not there’s a lot of people in this type of situation feeling insecure about what they know, who they are and how to deliver on their offering. It is these feelings of self-doubt where you see a lot of people focused on acquiring more knowledge in order to make themselves more valuable, rather than digging in and mining the knowledge base that they already possess.

There is certainly nothing wrong with acquiring more knowledge, credentials and certifications but sooner or later you’ll still have to confront the fraud factor.

You know you’re dealing with the fraud factor when your inner voice says things like… who do you think you are… why would anyone listen to you… why would anyone pay you good money for… I think I’m in over my head… gosh I have no idea what I’m doing… once I get certified then… after I go back to school I’ll be able to… if I only had an MBA… I can’t let them find out I’m new at this… well I think you get the point.

Here are three strategies designed to help professionals get over the Fraud Factor.

Focus on what you know. What you know will include both things that work and things that you know that don’t work. So ask yourself if you were to give someone advice about a specific problem or situation or challenge their having, what advice would you give them. While focusing on the same problem, situation or challenge what do you know doesn’t work or may even be some of the biggest mistakes you’ve seen or you’ve experience yourself. A really great example of this could be, “what are the top three mistakes newbies make when starting to do (you fill in the blank)?” Make sure you take all the time you need to dig deep and identify what you know, experiences you’ve had, strategies, concepts and successful principles that you know work. I have found that most professionals overlook and downplay their knowledge thinking that everyone else already knows this, which is not the case. And even if there are others with similar knowledge it will never be the same because of that “You” factor. The “YOU” factor is what makes your products and services unique distinguishable.

Focus on your strategies, strengths and skills.  Much like what you know, how you do what you do will also be uniquely different. The big idea here is to trust that you will attract clients and customers who were perfectly matched with your abilities. I know it may sound a little strange but I believe the universe brings those people and/or situations that are within our abilities. Some opportunities may seem to be a real stretch but my advice would be to seize those opportunities while being open, authentic and fully informing your customers or prospects about what you know, how you can help, and the skills you believe will be most valuable to helping them solve their most challenging problems.

Remember people will be attracted to “WHO” you are. Yes, people will be attracted to who you are. So make it easy for people to work with you. If you’re not clear why people are attracted to you simply asked them. I see a lot of cases where customers will actually forgo, the what you know and even your strengths and skills, because there’s  something about you that they feel they can trust. It’s funny, often your clients and customers will have more confidence and belief in you then you do. Moral of the story, stay out of your on way and make it easy for people to hire and work with you.

Don’t let the Fraud Factor get in the way of your professional success.

TIP: Schedule 60-90 minutes to breakthrough your  Fraud Factor. Ask yourself what 10 problems or situations do I know I can help others with. Secondly, ask yourself what strategies have I found most successful in resolving the above situations. Next, a. ask yourself how do others see you… b. ask yourself how you want others to see you.

Could you use some help eliminating your Fraud Factor?

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Greg Clowminzer, San Diego Business Coach

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How You And Your Coach Can Produce Extraordinary Results

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Most advanced coaches do not manage their clients, nor do they hold the client accountable. These are both useful tools when used by a manager with staff, and can work in the coaching relationship up to a point. However, the master coach wants to work with clients who want support guidance ideas and encouragement – not a manager.

It may seem right to expect your coach to manage you, and make sure you keep your word and get you back on track when you’ve become distracted. And you’d be right up to appoint, I mean it certainly is a part of the coaching relationship to do just that. [...]

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Design A Breakthrough Project That’s Based on Your Core Values

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Goals help us focus, they let us know how were doing. But there are two types of goals — the ones really want and the ones you should do. Losing 10 pounds is a should goal, wearing those size 32 inch swim trunks is a want goal. You see, you want to set goals that excite and inspire. you.

There is a third type goal we will call it a breakthrough project. A breakthrough project is so big or is so cool that your whole life upgrades and shifts as a result of focusing on it. [...]

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My Top 5 Questions To Ask a Potential Coaching Client

1. What’s the biggest change you’d like to make in your life, assuming you had enough support to do it right?

2. If you hired me as your coach, what’s the first thing we would work on together?

3. What’s the hesitation about getting started?

4. How do you define success for yourself at this stage of your life?

5. What are the 3 biggest challenges you are facing right now in your business?

Perfect Your Life, Evolve Your Business!

Business Coach and Life Coaching with Greg Clowminzer.

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Personal Evolution – What’s Next?

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Why Your Boss Sucks at Management

Hello my friends it’s Greg Clowminzer here, your San Diego Business Coach. And in this video I want to talk about who manages the boss. That might be you, but who manages the boss.  So, let’ talk a little bit about management, so briefly there are a couple ways people get into a management position. One of the ways is by being an entrepreneur which automatically makes you the boss. However most of these people will not have the management skills necessary to develop their staff, and they may be really stressed out in growing the business. Although, they may have a brilliant mind, they also have a really hard time conveying there needs, wants and vision to the people around them. [...]

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Do You Need More Focus and Direction?

In this video San Diego Business Coach – Greg Clowminzer, talks about direction, specifically within the realm of coaching.

I …

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What Kind of Business Coach Do You Need?

Greg Clowminzer here, your business coach.

In this video I will talk about the distinction between pure business coaching and …

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