Last week we had the honor and privilege of celebrating our 15-year anniversary as a small business. That means Jessica and I have been business partners for 16+ years and counting.
Yes, there have been some ups and downs along the way – we’ve dreamed, we’ve laughed, we’ve cried and we’ve shared many sleepless nights worrying about the long haul.
But regardless of what each of us had going on in our personal lives, we keep choosing to put the business first.
Here are 5 tips for having a successful long-standing business partnership.
1. Commit – We have a saying, “commit to your commitments” - it’s our guiding star. Years ago, we agreed to embark on this endeavor together and because of the commitment to business we made we both agree to do whatever it takes to keep the business running. Sometimes this means doing something we don’t really want to do, but if the decision is ultimately the best for the business then we are...
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?
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...
Life before Covid was not just busy, but frankly it was too busy - almost to the point where most of the time we were running at a frenetic pace that left us exhausted and stressed.
And now after 5+ months of our “new normal” – a quarantine, safer-at-home orders, school closures, work transitions and many activities canceled or rescheduled we now have a new relationship with our time – one that is not anchored in the busy-ness of a schedule or routine but one that is forcing us to make the most of the pockets of time we do have.
Personally, the lack of routine presents a new challenge for us. And the lack of boundaries between work life, home life and now school life as we help manage virtual school makes it even harder to stay focused, productive and efficient.
We know some of you can relate to being trapped in this vortex where time feels both extremely sluggish and like it’s slipping through your fingers at the same time.
So how can we all make...
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