I first met ActionCOACH Reggie Shropshire at a Chamber of Commerce event, shortly after moving to the
As a solo entrepreneur, when I needed hands-on help or wanted to talk through a business challenge out loud, I turned to my family and friends for assistance. Before long, I noticed that I was relying heavily on them for support. For me (and I’m sure for them too!), the situation felt less than perfect. After all, they hadn’t signed on for this. I missed our normal interactions and felt that my business was putting stress on my personal relationships. I didn’t want to create a long-term dynamic that centered around my business; with family and friends, I prefer to just be “Jessica”.
I felt strongly that one-on-one coaching with Reggie would give me the benefit of having an interested party who could brainstorm on business ideas and hold me accountable to meet my goals. Moreover, with a strong business advisor in place, I could rely less on my friends and family.
About a year ago, I began coaching with Reggie. One of the first things I noticed was that things started getting done faster. As a business owner, you always have an infinite “to do” list that pulls you in many different directions. Although you might be able to mentally prioritize that list, it can still be difficult to get the important stuff done. Reggie helped me create a weekly ‘short list’--each week we identify just four important tasks that I must complete, no matter what. Those four tasks are usually things that are easy to put off, but that once done will help to drive my business forward by leaps and bounds. Because Reggie helps me focus on the best items to add to that short list and because he holds me accountable (and I’m paying him to do so), I’m far more effective at getting those tasks done!
Another benefit from my coaching has been a shift in my thinking. Reggie has helped me to analyze my business from a big-picture perspective. Also, by encouraging me to take the time to celebrate my strengths and successes, he has increased my confidence. Since working with Reggie, I have landed a big staging contract and hired a great team using the unique ActionCOACH hiring process.
Best of all, I’ve reclaimed my life! I recently went to
--Jessica Pirone, Just Perfect! Home Staging + More