As a busy entrepreneur, there never seems to be enough time or money to go around.

You know you need help, but the most pressing need is usually getting more hands in the business, rather than spending thousands of dollars on a coaching program like BusinessAccelerator.

When I launched my first business, I knew I didn’t have it all figured out—so I followed a few trusted experts online, reading their blogs and listening to their podcasts. In time, I realized I needed more insight, so I bought a couple of online courses and called a few friends to start a peer-to-peer mastermind group.

I’m embarrassed to say it, but after two years of full-time entrepreneurship, I had yet to spend a single dollar on professional coaching of any kind.

When I started working with Michael Hyatt, I expected to learn a lot from working alongside experienced leaders on his team—and I was right. Michael is “the leader’s leader” and I’m serving on his leadership team, which has been a priceless learning experience all by itself!

Still, I was surprised to learn that Michael's “secret” to success isn’t the decades of executive experience on his team or the mix of personalities and job descriptions at the table—it is a constant commitment to never stop learning.

Every leader on Michael’s team looks for what experience they don’t have to accomplish the next set of goals, and then finds the expert who has already been where we want to go.

We frequently pay outside consultants five-figure fees to get a shortcut to success, and the ROI has been incredible. This habit is the driving force behind Michael Hyatt & Company ranking on the Inc 5000 three years in a row, as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

Good Coaches Learn From Good Coaches

Perhaps it should not come as a surprise that Michael Hyatt is always hiring coaches to help him go further, faster and yet everyone else seems to be hiring him to do the same thing.

After all, good coaches need good coaches; Michael knows this (and now I finally do, too).

As a leadership team, we decided a year ago to go through our own coaching program as clients, with no responsibilities on-site other than learning ourselves. I’ve spent the last year attending quarterly coaching intensives, and soaking it all in.

BusinessAccelerator is Michael Hyatt’s coaching program for business owners and executives, where Michael leads a group (or at this point, a half dozen different groups) through an all-day coaching intensive once a quarter, for a modest fee.

As a student, I’ve seen firsthand the transformational power of a coaching program that no self-study online course could ever provide. While my participation has been complementary, I’ve sat beside clients who paid more than $10,000 and received a 1,000% ROI.

Despite the expense and busy life of the entrepreneur, you need to make time for a coaching program like BusinessAccelerator. Here’s what you’ll get:

1. An Outside Perspective.

When you’re building your business all day every day it’s tough to back up and see what you’re missing because you’re just too close to the problem, which is the magic of an outside perspective.

As it turns out, most challenges you’re facing aren’t unique—hundreds of business owners have faced similar challenges, and overcome them, before you. You just need the right perspective.

2. An Unfair Advantage

Because other entrepreneurs have gone before you, a trusted coaching program can provide you tools that give you a shortcut to success.

In BusinessAccelerator, I’ve learned both complex analysis tools and super simple tricks (like using the word “unless” to unlock your thinking when you’re up against a limiting belief).

3. Clarify & Communicate Your Vision

As an entrepreneur, your vision is your most valuable superpower. Your ability to see what could be is what drew you to creating a business, and your success hinges on your ability to communicate that vision to customers & colleagues.

In BusinessAccelerator, Michael recognizes this and teaches frameworks for casting vision in a clear, succinct way. I use these tools myself, and I've never found any tool that's half as effective.

4. Step Out Of “Business As Usual”

There are many advantages to this one, but the first is that just removing yourself from your business for a full day once a quarter means you’re planning and delegating to keep business moving while you’re out.

Beyond that, the change in the type of thinking you do feels refreshing to the mind, it's a different kind of work than your day-to-day. Michael Gerber famously coined the need to “work on, not just in” your business and this is the perfect opportunity to do that.

5. Surround Yourself With Success

I’ve heard BusinessAccelerator clients say they came for Michael Hyatt, but stayed for everyone else. No offense meant to Michael, but it’s true!

Working alongside successful entrepreneurs is inspiring and motivating—but it's also comforting, knowing that even though entrepreneurs are weird you're really not alone in the world.

Speaking personally, my experience with BusinessAccelerator has me convinced: there is no replacement for the quality of growth possible from a group coaching program. It comes with the right balance of an inspiring peer group, a trusted facilitator, and structured curriculum.

Michael Hyatt’s BusinessAccelerator program stands apart from so many others because he’s first and foremost an accomplished CEO―Michael practices what he preaches, every day.

Whether you join BusinessAccelerator or a similar program, I encourage you to invest in the accountability, camaraderie, and guidance only possible from this kind of coaching program.

The cost of your time and money is a small price to pay.

Question: What will you do to get the coaching you need to succeed?


John Meese is the author of the #1 bestseller Survive and Thrive: How to Build a Profitable Business in Any Economy (Including This One). An entrepreneur himself, John is on a mission to eradicate generational poverty by equipping entrepreneurs with the tools and training they need to build thriving businesses from scratch. He is the CEO of Cowork.Inc, co-founder of Notable, and host of the Thrive School podcast.

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