About Derek Antoncich
Owning and operating a small business can be a real challenge. I know, I have owned and operated businesses myself. I have also worked with business owners as a business coach. Over that time there have been many discussions and sessions involving growing a business and the inherent challenges. From attracting more customers, to staff issues to making more money and the myriad of other situations that take up the time of the small business owner.
When you step back and look at your business from the outside, there are three key areas that every business has to deal with: Time, Team and Money. The fact is that most business owners earn less than their employees on a hourly basis. Time is always an issue. There are so many things to do, that spending time with your family and doing the things you love to do take second place. The business can take over your life.
But there is a way to make things better. And it is not always what you think it is. So many people think that working harder and longer hours will lead to success. And they are right. You have to work hard, to a point. Somewhere along the line you need to start working smarter, and get the business working for you. Easy to say, but how do you go about doing that?
You take time to work on yourself. By learning and growing, first as a human being, by modifying your thinking and looking at things from a different perspective to grow your business. In the same way that you may research ways to produce better widgets or thing-a-me-jigs to provide a better product for your customers, you need to reasearch and learn ways to become a better business owner.
About The ION Factor
The ION Factor is here to provide links to informative resources that will help you to grow as a person and a business owner. A single quotation on motivation or inspiration is unlikely to have a major impact on your life. However, a constant diet of positive ideas and positive thinking from some of the greatest minds in business and self-development can have a huge impact on your life and your business. If you want, or need to change your situation or life, you first need to change your thinking. Change your thinking, and your actions change, and therefore the outcome. The purpose of The ION Factor is to reinforce the positive thoughts that you need to grow a better business, and minimise the negative influences.
A question I am often asked is “How can a businesss coach do anything for me? ” Well, it’s different for everyone. Depending on your experience, but most importantly, on your attitude. If you are not prepared to put the effort in, you won’t get the results. Imagine the most gifted athlete not training. Also do some research, say amongst sports people, and find a world champion that does NOT have a coach.
I do offer business success coaching myself, however I am also able to refer you to a coach in your area, almost anywhere in the world, if you prefer to deal with a local coach. Just fill in the form at success coaching, arrange a time to talk with with me, so I can best understand your requirements, and I will take it from there.
Video made during my time with ActionCoach – 2006 – 2013
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