Do Carwashes Need Business Coaches?

March 23rd, 2020 by admin Leave a reply »

Not long ago, I talked to a carwash owner who’d been in business a very short time. He insisted that he needed a mentor or a business coach to help him expand his business successfully. First, I’d like to say that most business coaches believe that every entrepreneur and business person needs a coach. I don’t believe that at all. I do believe that much of the need or want for a coach or mentor is in the mind of the individual who is insecure or has low self-esteem.

However, if you are in business for yourself, you can’t afford to lack self-confidence or strength of character, if you do it’s the kiss of death, and if that is you, well, you shouldn’t be in business for yourself anyway, you’d be better off just getting a regular job, taking home a paycheck, and not having to deal with the ins and outs of running a company. Apparently the individual had chosen me to be his mentor, still, I do have a set of rules of who I will consult with, and who I will not.

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase; “pearls to swine.” Basically what that means is that you can’t give words of wisdom to someone who is unable to receive them, or do anything with the information that you’ve helped him upload. If someone doesn’t have the perseverance to carry on and use the information, then in reality you’re wasting your breath giving it to them. Even if the individual were to pay me to be his coach, I would decline.

You see, I can explain how to do something, and why, along with all the wisdom to go along with it. However, there’s no magic bullet, it still takes effort on the other person’s part. Further, you must be certain that the person you are helping is worthy and has a good sense of honesty and integrity. After all, Mr. Miyagi wouldn’t have taught the Karate Kid how to fight if that kid was just going to go out and start fights. Remember, Mr. Miyagi would only teach someone self-defense, to protect themselves. Do you see the difference?

Now then, do carwashes need business coaches? That depends on who you ask, but I would submit to you that if someone truly believes they need a business coach, they have psychological issues they need to get through before they are given the information and wisdom to grow and expand their business, in other words they have some growing up to do, they need to put more effort into the project, and they need a little more believe in themselves. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

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