I’ve spent the weekend deciding if I should enrol in an eight week intensive business coaching program with a higher price tag than I've considered before. Personally, I’ve had one on one sessions, belong to a paid membership group and believe mentoring and coaching can be very beneficial to moving your business forward. What I do question however is the relevance of some towards craft based businesses. As over analysing everything is what I do best, I thought I would share with you my thoughts and offer some points to consider.
I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that this particular program will deliver what it promises in terms of content. However, I do think some of these more expensive programs that promise life changing results seem tailored towards a service based industries more than craft and product based businesses and this has been my cause for hesitation. I see time and time again headlines and stories about how these ordinary people went from earning little to 6 and 7 figures - yes but they seem to all be coaches, they don’t make or sell craft! You need to ensure that the content and program structure can be applied within your business.
So will these principles work within a craft based business? I worry that due to some awesome marketing techniques (OK I admit I’d love to learn some of those!), we get drawn in without really taking a sensible look at:
- Will this program address the questions for taking my business forward?
- Could the money be better spent within my business?
- Will the network of other participants be supportive and complimentary to my business?
- Am I ready to fully commit to the program and tasks assigned?