Who did you consult the last time you had a big life decision? How about the last time you had a small decision? I want to hear about it, and I want to talk about it today.

Happy Friday everyone, Thomas Joyner with Business on Purpose here.

We live in a world right now that is moving faster than ever before. Split-second decisions happen all day, every day. And yet the thing that seems to be lacking day after day after day is wisdom in each of those decisions!

So, what is the filter that we run everything through? Do we just free-wheel it and deal with the consequences, or is there a system that we run everything through? 

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I think we’re seeing right now that most of us just run…and correct mistakes along the way. Because we really don’t have anyone in our life that we would consider wise counsel or a mentor, so we don’t bother to fill the void, we just make judgment calls and see what happens!

Think about the way journalism works these days…it’s ready, fire, oh shoot we forgot to aim. They release content knowing it could potentially be damaging or not 100% correct, but they will retract the story later on if it’s false. It’s a horrible way of going about your business.

Or in business, we don’t take the time to get the information needed to make a wise decision, so we push forward hoping we made the right call, knowing that it could cost us down the road.

So, why do we do that? If we know it costs us, why do we keep making poor decisions? 

Well, I think it’s because we don’t know there’s another way. I also don’t think we know the value of wise counsel in life.

I was reading in the book of Proverbs the other day and it said this…” Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.”

Let me say that again, “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.”

That’s powerful. Would you say you have a multitude of counselors? Ok, not even a multitude, but do you have any? Do you have a group of people that you run business decisions by, do you have people that you run personal decisions by? Questions about marriage, kids, fitness, hobbies? Anything?

Just last week I had a situation in my family where I was just stuck. Spinning my wheels day after day and I needed some perspective. So, I called a man I really respect and asked him to speak into it. I took him to lunch and just said, “tell me what I’m not seeing.” 

Here’s what I can tell you. The perspective he gave me was worth 10x what I paid for it. Which, conveniently, was an $8 burrito. 

It saved me frustration. It saved me mistakes that would have cost me and set me back in other areas of life. But, it took me humbling myself and reaching out for wise counsel.

So, if there is safety (and I would add security, wisdom, steadfastness, freedom) in having counsel, why don’t we run to it? It’s why we use business coaching as our platform to liberate business owners from chaos. If our mission, which it is, is to liberate business owners from chaos, we choose to be counselors and extra sets of eyes on your business.

Everyone needs a coach or mentor. Whether you use us, BOP, as a coach or not, YOU NEED WISE COUNSEL IN YOUR LIFE! Think about the best athletes of all-time, most of them are marked by a great coach or mentor in their life. Michael Jordan had Phil Jackson, Kobe had Phil Jackson (Ok, maybe we all just need a Phil Jackson in our life!). I’m kidding, but Tom Brady had Bill Bellichek, Tiger Woods had his dad…all giving them perspective and coaching/mentoring every step of the way!

So what wise counsel do you need? Or, better said, what kind of coach do you need?

One that can shine a light on your weaknesses and fortify your strengths. Every day. That’s it. Someone who can teach you the pieces of your business that may be blind spots for you. Someone who can provide perspective and rationale to help you make informed decisions. 

Oh, but we can’t afford that. That’s a luxury only high-margin businesses can afford. Really, I’d argue that you can’t afford not to. As I said, whether it’s us, or someone else, you can’t afford not to have someone helping you navigate tough decisions in your business and in your life. 

Not having a coach is costing you more than you think. I guarantee it.

And that’s exactly the value we provide our clients. Always peeking over the shoulder, pointing out what’s ahead, giving perspective from our experience with currently coaching over 80 businesses and thousands of hours of these conversations. Helping you avoid costly mistakes and walking alongside you to help you make informed, wise decisions.

So, let’s talk! If you feel like we’re not right, we will help you find the coach that’s right for you because we believe so strongly that everyone needs a coach. Heck, it’s why we have coaches that coach us, as well! It’s a game-changer. Do it!

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Alright have a great weekend and please reach out so we can chat.

Scott Beebe is the founder of Business On Purpose, author of Let Your Business Burn: Stop Putting Out Fires, Discover Purpose, And Build A Business That Matters.  Scott also hosts The Business On Purpose Podcast and can be found at mybusinessonpurpose.com.