In the world of social media, where only the best image of a business is shared, it’s easy to drop into comparisonitis.

The danger here is feeling ashamed of where you’re at.

Buoyed on by the belief that you “should be” at a different point, whatever that made-up story is, it’s a recipe for disaster.

The biggest danger we face is being too proud to reach out and ask for help.

In 2021 banking experts at The Bank of Queensland found the top reasons why 20% of small businesses fail in their first year (and 60% within five years). Included in the top 10 were:

    • Not having a business plan
    • Financial mismanagement
    • Growing too quickly
    • Failing to hire the right people
    •  Not asking for support

It’s kinda like going on a 100km hike without doing any research or training beforehand and hoping for the best.

That’s just setting yourself up to fail. And get killer blisters!

Rewind the clock to September 2013, I had just left my safe government job to start my own business. 

In the first three months, I did many coffee dates. 

I spoke with absolute passion about coaching and how I could help businesses and leaders.

The people I spoke to were encouraging and supportive. 

And I made no sales. 

The shame I felt at making a huge deal about starting my business and looking down the barrel of failure kept me awake, dripping in worry each night.

My saving grace? 

Hiring a business coach I couldn’t afford.

But I knew that without help, I was going back to my day job.

And that just wasn’t an option I was prepared to take.

My logic held me in good stead – I only needed one client to pay for him and another to cover my mortgage. 

Anything beyond that was a bonus.

Looking back on that decision, it was the best decision I made.

It moved my business results to multiple six figures within a year of working with my coach.

And saved so much stress and hard work.

What results could you change by getting out of your own way and asking for help?

If you’re wishing and hoping for better results in your business, Nicky Miklos-Woodley and I help female founders, with a team, to thrive in business.

We help you avoid all those dot points above. 

If you want to find out if working with a business coach is the right thing for you, book a free 20-minute clarity call here.

We promise you’ll leave knowing the #1 thing holding you back from creating a business you love whilst still having time to enjoy life!

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