Have you had any of these thoughts?
Should you hire an admin?
Should you open a second location?
Should you shift to small group?
Should you start working more ON the business instead of IN the business?
Should you hire a business coach?
Should you buy the building?
Should you write the book?
Should you finally take a vacation?
Should you raise your prices?
Should you use a template model or individual programs?
As an industry, we need to stop shoulding all over ourselves and make the damn call.
The legendary, Mike Boyle, gave me some sage advice when I asked this question 16 years ago at the Boston University hockey gym…
“When do you know you’re ready to open your own gym?”
His Reply: “You’re never ready…might as well get started”.
If you’re waiting for a perfect formula that tells you to open another gym it probably doesn’t exist.
If you’re waiting to get exactly 50 clients to hire your first part time trainer…I promise you’ll get there faster if you make the move now…instead of waiting.
There’s been lots of stuff this year.
It’s time for some of us to get off the fence and make a move.
The usual suspect is fear.
I’ve let fear get in my way many times and when I look back now, I wish I didn’t stay there as long as I did.
What you (and I) need is courage.
Courage is doing it anyway, even if you’re scared.
In other words, you can be filled with fear but as long as your moving forward…you’re having courage.
Courage is continuing to move forward even when you’re riddled with anxiety, uncertainty and fear.
I used to mistake my fear as being a coward.
But, when I realized as long as I kept going and made decisions I was acting courageously…and that felt good.
There’s lots of that uncertainty right now.
But, that also means there’s lots of opportunity…
…For those of you that make a move.
What’s something you’ve been dragging your feet on you know you need/want….and just buck up and make a decision?
P.S. If you’ve been dragging your feet about finally getting someone to help you learn how to work ON your business instead of IN your business…so you can get the freedom you deserve…I know a guy.
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