When To Hire A Coach/Mentor

Sep 11, 2022

Investing in yourself can be scary and hard AF! Who agrees!? If you’ve ever taken the steps to invest in yourself through a coach, mentor or additional training, then you know how much of a struggle it can be when it comes to your confidence and mindset. If you haven’t yet taken the steps to invest, how do you know when the right time is? There will come a time when you feel in your bones that you’re playing small and you’re ready to level up. Seeking out the help, guidance and advice from a training or coach can be the most beneficial thing you can do for your business. However, I do want to mention that you should remember that anyone can call themselves a coach. In the beauty industry, there isn’t necessarily a vast pool of options when it comes to coaches and mentors and when you do find someone who offers this, they may not even be aligned with what you specifically need at this moment in time. In the coaching industry in general, there has been an issue with people over promising and under delivering. This means that YOU have to be the one to ask the hard questions when it comes to taking this step for yourself. We have to take radical responsibility and understand for ourselves whether or not we are truly ready to dedicate our time and energy to being coached and mentored. Below we will visit three reasons you should look at taking the steps to invest in that coaching, mentorship or training program to help grow your business. 

You Just Started OR Are About To Start

If you just started your business or you’re thinking about taking the leap and starting your business and you do not have the technical or business knowledge, you have to take a course. Even if this is just a small training course online, you want to make sure you know how to offer your service appropriately. Especially in the beauty industry when you’re applying products to client’s bodies and skin, you could find yourself in major trouble if you lack the understanding and knowledge of how the services could potentially be a bad fit or dangerous for certain individuals. As a brand new business it is really important to start out on the right foot. If you’re offering a shotty service to clients because you don’t have the proper knowledge or training, you’re going to start your business off by pulling in bad reviews and that is a difficult hole to climb out of. We want five stars across the board from the beginning!

You’re Feeling Stuck

If you’re starting to feel like a hamster on a wheel doing the same things over and over again and not getting the results you want, then it may just be time to look into hiring a coach. My philosophy is that your business should always be growing upward every year. Obviously there will be ebbs and flows, ups and downs and busier reasons throughout the year, but on a year to year basis, you should be seeing growth through your revenue and especially your profits! If you’ve gotten to a place where you’re not making the money you want, you are lacking confidence or your motivation has taken a hit, then some outside accountability and guidance could be what you need to jumpstart you into that next level. 

When You’re About To Give Up

We do not want you to regress! If you’re at a point where you’ve become so stifled by the struggles you’re facing and you’re not seeing the growth that you desire and things just aren’t seeming to work out for you the way that you envisioned them in the beginning of building your business, you may find yourself at a point where you just want to go back to a 9-5 job and throw in the towel on entrepreneurship. That is not what I want for you! Let me first say that not everyone is meant to be a business owner. It is hard and it takes resiliency! However, if you feel in your heart and soul that this is what you were meant to do in order to truly live a life that is fulfilling and beautiful to you because you crave the freedom of being your own boss, you should not give up. But, you have to really want it! You have to want it to the point that you would do absolutely anything in order to make it happen for yourself. Dive deep into your heart and get clear on if this is the path that you really want and then take the measures necessary to make that happen!

Investing in your business through mentorship or a training program has to be something that you change your mindset about. Many beauty business babes tend to look at this as a cost, when really it’s an investment in their growth. It’s going to help you get from A to Z a lot quicker than they would have been able to on their own. The point of investing in coaching or training is so that you can achieve what you’re wanting to achieve more efficiently and at a quicker pace. Just how professional athletes need coaches to help them achieve a major win, business owners need a coach to help guide you to that major win they’re working toward as well.

One last note that I want to leave you with, is that when searching for a coach, mentor or training program that is right for you, it’s important to keep in mind that technical skill is only a part of the equation that will make you successful. Being a successful business owner is more than just being amazing at what you do, it’s about having the know-how to market yourself effectively to bring in revenue and continue to build your business. Therefore, when looking for a training program or coach, I highly recommend looking for one that will offer you business and marketing education in addition to training on skill set.

If you resonated with any of the three points we mentioned today, I invite you to visit spraytanclass.com to explore our certification courses to get you started on the right track to reaching your sunless business goals!