“E” is for Empire Building

Most of us have read “Cashflow Quadrant” by Robert Kiyosaki and are familiar with his concept of growth from employee to investor.  If you aren’t familiar then do yourself a favour and put in on your must read list, followed by “THe E-Myth revisited”.  This post gives an overview of the importance of these two…

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“A” is for Accounts

Becoming qualified, buying equipment, finding places to train, and gathering clients; is there something you have overlooked?  How are you going to keep track of your cash flow?

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“R” is for Rest

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” – Proverb ……………………….. You can, if you want, let your work life dominate your existence.  Though I will question, to what end and at what cost? Personal training, like other small businesses, is an industry that if you are not careful about time management you…

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“N” is for Niche

“Very narrow areas of expertise can be very productive. Develop your own profile. Develop your own niche.” – Leigh Steinberg …………………… If you have ever seen the film Jerry Maguire, then you will know of Leigh Steinberg.  The Jerry Maguire character was based on real-life Leigh Steinberg who, as a sports agent, decided to represent…

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“M” is for Marketing

“People are in such a hurry to launch their product or business that they seldom look at marketing from a bird’s eye view and they don’t create a systematic plan.” – Dave Ramsey ……………………… It’s like eating Brussels sprouts, we all know it is good for us but no-one wants to do it.  Any person…

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“H” is for Help

“You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Sam Levenson………. Discovering a quote relating to why you need a business mentor was far more difficult than finding one as to why you should be a mentor. I should have quoted Luke Elin from…

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“E” is for Enthusiasm

“Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do”. –  Norman Vincent Peale Being passionate about your health business is an internal mechanism that drives you while being enthusiastic about your fitness business is how you display your passion to the world. You will not wake at four-thirty…

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“B” is for Business Brain

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”  – Thomas Jefferson. How do you know if you have your business brain switched on or if you are still trapped in the thoughts of an employee? “Yahoo, it’s…

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How much time do you have to work on yourself?

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.George Bernard Shaw Working on yourself is developing ideas, strategies, skills, attitude, appearance, knowledge, etc. Many people, in any industry, find it difficult to justify this when they are starting out. But in a self employed business, until you have developed systems, you are your biggest…

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