Developing a Growth Mindset - 6 Characteristics

In the wake of the pandemic there seems to be a major reshaping of how we work happening right before our eyes. Businesses have closed, business owners are being forced to go in a different direction and many fitness pros are reeling trying to figure out their next move. It’s abundantly clear that we are not going back to “normal” anytime soon. 

As an entrepreneur you already know it takes grit and determination to bring your vision to life, but how do you make it through challenging times such as these?

 Develop an Opportunity-Focused Mindset

We believe your #1 tool is to adopt an opportunity-focused mindset or a growth mindset.

According to Carol Dweck, psychologist and researcher, “in a growth mindset, people believe their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work…This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.” 

Individuals with an...

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3 Actions to Rebuild Your Studio

Literally 2 weeks before the pandemic hit we had just signed a new lease with a big master plan to expand our studio and grow our business. Then in a matter of days we went from thriving to hanging on for survival.

In NC the shutdown for gyms and studios just lifted about 2 weeks ago which means our studio was officially closed for 6 months.

Friends… this has been a dark period. And honestly, we were kind of operating in this mode that getting the studio open was our “finish line.”

Not so…it is clear there is more work to do, and now we realize that we are actually at the starting line as it’s time to kick into a rebuilding mode.

Here are 3 steps we’re taking to get back to thriving!  

Step 1  - Defining Our Hybrid Model  - For years we had it on our “to do” list to build out our virtual services, but there were always more pressing issues. Hello pandemic and then bam we’re operating our entire business...

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Leading Your Fitness Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis

Whoa!  To say the last week has been a complete whirlwind is a complete understatement.

If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably had a wide range of emotions as you try to understand the severity of our current Covid-19 outbreak and crisis. 

Just like you, our primary responsibility is to keep ourselves, our families, our clients, our team and our entire community as safe as possible. 

And secondly, we are working to maintain the long-term viability of our business.

Yes – we do have business systems and for that we are very grateful as these exact systems are helping us weather these challenging times.

BUT – systems can only get us so far and we are having to channel the mindset of a studio owner and leader as we navigate the days and weeks ahead.

Suffice it to say, it is not easy to stay upbeat and remain the face of the business (as we are sure you can relate). BUT, we know that we as owners are called to do this amidst these challenging...

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