You will find these are made by many, addressed by few and learned from by only one or two.
The overall idea with a post like this is to help you avoid making the same stupid mistakes that have cropped up in the past, now you will either listen or you won’t.
After a life that’s left a head full of bad memories I hope you’re the former.
Okay, here we go.
1 – Saying yes to everything. 😨😨😨
A dangerous word.
One that when said too much can have you making promises you can’t keep, or having you lie about your abilities to gain a client only to let them down.
Learn the power of no.
A frightening word.
One that will save you a lot of hassle if you master it though, this is because you will be able to take control and be honest with what you can/can’t do.
Remember, the business is about helping someone else and as such they are more important than your bank balance.
2 – Claiming to be something you’re not. 🦸♂️🦸♀️🧙♂️🧙♀️
False claims are common in the realms of fitness.
So many PT’s will promise people the world and when it’s delivered instead of being a like for like replica it ends up being a road atlas.
This happens a lot because people want to make money, which to be fair is how you run a business, however if you take this route you’ll find you don’t run that business for very long.
Accept the things you can’t do & do the things you can.
People won’t think less of you because you can’t do something for them, they’ll think less to you because you lied as claire you could.
Trust is a fragile thing, like a butterflies wings once damaged it’s unable to be fully repaired and never the same again.
Don’t taint your business with false claims or promises, be different and tell the truth.
3 – Looking for obstacles that allow you to fail. 🚷🚷🚷
Everyone has self-doubt instilled into them at a young age.
As a young sprite we feel invincible and the elders allow us to get away with this ignorance because we’re young and naive.
Of course one day this rose tinted reality is stripped away from us with immediate effect, as such this now shatters what we thought and even who we thought we were, thus self-doubt is born because perhaps we’re not the superhero we thought we once were.
As we age this turns in to seeking out obstacles, barriers and logical excuses/reasons for our own failure.
This is so that when we fail we can blame ‘the thing’.
While in some cases the fault is indeed from external factor/influence that we had no control over, the common reason people fail in business is because they’re bad at business.
It’s actually safer to fail than it is to succeed.
Success breeds envy in people, it puts a target on your back and means you’ll have someone (or many) coming for you, trying to tear you down because it’s easier to bring you down to their level than it is for them to rise up to yours.
As such you will seek a reason to fail and almost 100% of the time you’ll find one. The perfect one in fact.
You choose success or you choose failure, choose wisely.
There you have it, three considerations for you.