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What Is Your Methodology, Your Structure, Beliefs And Strategies Built Into Your Coaching Business?
All Successful Professionals Have Methodologies For The Vital Operational Areas Of Their Practice.
If you are not sure what we are taking about then definitely keep reading! The first step is to actually understand what a methodology is. We like the definition sourced from Wikipedia:
Basically these are methods that comprise a set of principles and beliefs that shift the paradigm of the task at hand. The methodology shapes the way we vision and act on the activity. We operate through a model based on the paradigm giving us a set of helpful insights and strategies to use. In a nutshell, we now have an effective system to follow.
Methodologies Are Actually Systems
The above can get complicated but let’s make this easy. Basically your methodology is your system used to work through a task. We all have different sets of experiences and beliefs, hence we may operate with different systems. There is no right or wrong and the most important factor in deciding upon a system is that you both feel comfortable with the application and that it works.
Let’s Begin With Your Coaching Practice
- Methodology on market research: You uncover a gap in the market where individuals feel pain and need help.
- This happens to be an area that you are equally passionate about.
- You devise a plan for setting up a business with the purpose of helping individuals cure this pain.
- Methodology on coaching clients: Developing a pain solving system to apply with your clients.
Methodologies On Sales & Marketing
- Devising and implementing a strategy for making your (target) market aware about your offering.
- Closing those generated leads and turning them into long-term paying clients.
- Management of staff, and or contractors.
- Customer service strategies.
- Bookkeeping and accounting.
Good Systems Are What Make Us Great!
In your practice you should have a well defined system, a set of methodologies for each area of business. “Failing to plan is planning to fail“. Without a clear and concise system for your business you will simply be winging-it, reacting to the outside forces at play. Good systems give you control over the operation and ensure a long-term profitable practice.
Think carefully about these concepts and what steps to take next.