Tips For Internet Businesses

While a student with the International Coach Academy, I also had a demanding full-time IT career with a major investment bank. And during my own transition from salaried employee status to that of startup Internet business owner, I used the following 5 self-coaching tips regularly.

Do new Internet businesses really need the services of a business Coach, even if they can afford it? Being that one of my roles is as an Internet business coach I am somewhat biased and would generally answer “yes” to my own question!

It is possible to effectively self coach regardless of whether you have a flesh and blood business coach or not.

1-Be Open To Alternative Ideas:

One potential downside of the social and peer conditioning in schools and corporate life, is that many people automatically resist even considering new ideas. As a solo business owner your challenge is to notice alternative ways of achieving objectives. Practically speaking, even if only a small percentage of these ideas might be useful in your business, they could still be the difference between success and failure.

2-Experience Life To The Max:

Here’s a saying I recall that brings this into focus:

The more richness and vitality you can find in the ordinary aspects of your everyday life, the better equipped you will be to handle the downs and ups, and yes the occasional boredom, of running and operating your own solo business. What are you going to enjoy doing on the next available rainy Sunday afternoon?

” there are people worrying about what they will be doing in an eternal afterlife who have no idea how to spend a wet Sunday afternoon.”

3-Who Needs More Accountability?:

( Notice that I did not say taking 100% responsibility. As far as self coaching goes, taking more responsibility (number 2 from above) invariably ends up in applied accountability. Choosing to compassionately but precisely observe your behavior several times a day can add up over time to a liberating feeling of accepting more accountability and all that goes with the territory.

There are two primary ways I know of making usually lasting and real changes in a Business person’s life. Number 1 is raising awareness and number 2 is taking responsibility.

4-Get To the Point:

Getting to the point is in danger of becoming a lost art in a corporate world where taking responsibility is sometimes like being exposed to a highly contagious and career limiting disease! And that’s probably why it surprises many new Internet business owners when they comprehend just how many hours in their already busy business days are being expended in not getting to the point. Keep asking and you’ll get answers.

5-The Art of Polite Conversation:

And that’s probably why it surprises many new Internet business owners when they comprehend just how many hours in their already busy business days are being expended in not getting to the point. Internet business owners spend a lot of time glued to computer screens. A set of basic rules based on the art of polite conversation is probably the single best thing you can do for your own peace of mind and happiness in your Internet business. You can probably come up with your own way of doing this, an incredibly effective and increasingly famous method is given in Dr. Paddi Lund’s book, “Building The Happiness-Centred Business”.

Internet business owners spend a lot of time glued to computer screens. A set of basic rules based on the art of polite conversation is probably the single best thing you can do for your own peace of mind and happiness in your Internet business. You can probably come up with your own way of doing this, an incredibly effective and increasingly famous method is given in Dr. Paddi Lund’s book, “Building The Happiness-Centred Business”.

Practically speaking, even if only a small percentage of these ideas might be useful in your business, they could still be the difference between success and failure.

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