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Running Your Own Business – Health Coach Entrepreneurs

3631140We are such a diverse group “the health coaches”, some have had years of business experience, some have been in the medical field, business, journalism, sports, design, full time parents and as students.  We range from 18 to 86 (maybe older now?).  Some of us have had successful previous careers,  and are looking for a more meaningful direction, some have struggled for a lifetime and some of us are just starting out.  No matter where we are, we all have one thing in common…we have a new calling and we must find a way to tell the world it is available to them, share it with them, and then run our business in a profitable manner. 

The simple truth about being an entrepreneur,  (and you are one now!), is that you must wear many hats.  If you are lucky and start your business off with spendable income, then you can delegate now…and you should.  Do what you do best and hand off the rest to people who are qualified.  If not, then you need to learn some things.  You don’t have to learn it all at once, but the quicker you become proficient, the more successful you will be.

There are certain business skills that don’t necessarily need to be mastered by you. If these are skills that you don’t want to master, you should find someone else to do them, whether it is an employee, a virtual assistant or a business that specializes.  If you want to spend all your time coaching, they will be important to your success.

Download this worksheet.  It may change over time.  You may check off that you will be doing all of these things right now…in a few months or a year…you may be able to start delegating.  You will have a better idea of what you do and do not enjoy and excel at by then.

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Please share with us, which will you be doing yourself and which, will you be delegating…and why?

Share with your friends!  Do you have friends that are health coaches and may need this info?  Share this with them …on Facebook, twitter, email or just tell them!

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10 Comments

  1. Hayley Hobson

    I like how you laid this out, Cathy. I will send this out to other health coaches. This is useful because it makes you aware of things I might not have thought about. Others, too, might feel the same.

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  2. Sheila

    Thanks Cathy, I like the ‘do what you do best and hand off the rest to people who are qualified’ – I know this to be true yet still tend to do most by myself. I just met with someone this weekend to begin collaboration – I am excited!

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  3. Shelley Haiken

    Great tips in this article. So many new entrepreneurs feel they need to everything themselves, which reduces the quality of what they do best. I try to use help whenever I can for either tasks that I don’t have expertise in or don’t like doing.

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  4. Amber

    Thank you Cathy, this article was helpful. I have used a web designer and graphic artist to date. In the future I most likely will be using an accountant as well. Sometimes its just too much to do with too little time.

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  5. Christie Halmick

    Accounting and taxes are on my delegate all the time list and have been since very early in my biz. Anything like that, that causes me stress isn’t worth doing myself!

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  6. Pam Pearson

    So true. Because I’m “smart” and a “do it myself-er” I tried to create my own website in Word Press. Ha! I wasted more time than it took the person I hired to create it! And it wasn’t expensive. So love your advice!! thanks.

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    • Pauline Baylock

      Hi Pam, I purchased a website (domain) from GoDaddy. I’m in the process of writng out my “about me” bio for one of the pages. I’m having some challenges organizing the layout & formating. Does the person you work with also work with people on articulating content as well. If so, would you mind sharing their information. My email is pbaylock@earthlink.net. Warm Regards,

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  7. Johanna LeClair

    Thank you for this organized article! We all need to delegate and outsource–this is awesome!!

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  8. Sabra Sasson

    Great “cheat sheet” – it’s so important for business owners to identify what they can and cannot delegate and to focus on what they do best. That’s the only way to grow so that you can free up your time – probably the reason you went into business for yourself in the first place!

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  9. Paula B.

    Love the reminder and simple worksheet to help delegate. I still am working on this area but I’m better than I used to be.

    Great job Cathy.

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