Its all About Time Management
Where do most CrossFit coaches/fitness trainers/ Personal Trainers go wrong???
They always say YES!!! This in turn leads to getting rundown, tired and very sick of the fitness industry very quickly…
Did you know that we lose roughly 70% of trainers to other industry’s inside of two years, simply because they don’t control their time very well.
So how do we/you fix the problem so that you can have a long rewarding career in our great industry?
Simple… Time Management
Where to Start?
Block times for each and all tasks on a daily basis. Whether you use a diary, computer or some other method, be sure to plan your days out thoughtfully. Successful salespeople set aside a specific time period each day to phone prospects. Rather than procrastinating or delaying on a task that they don’t particularly like, they resolve that they will phone for one solid hour between 10 and 11 AM and they then discipline themselves to follow through on their resolutions.
Many business executives set aside a specific time each day to call customers directly to get feedback.
Create Specific Amounts of Time
Some people allocate specific 30-60 minute time periods each day for exercise. Many people read books for 15 minutes each night before retiring. In this way, over time, they eventually read dozens of the best books ever written.
The key to the success of this method of working in specific time segments is for you to plan your day in advance and specifically schedule a fixed time period for a particular activity or task.
You make work appointments with yourself and then discipline yourself to keep them. You set aside thirty, sixty and ninety minute time segments that you use to work on and complete important tasks.
Be sure to block set times for P.T sessions, set times for phone calls, set times to work on your fitness business. Remember it is very important not to become stuck in the business ALL the time, and saying yes to everyone that walks in the door.
If you do that then you are forever running backward and forward to the sessions and it will only burn you out. You need to stay fresh and excited for your clients training sessions, so it is much easier to plan out your day and work in time periods.
Create Pre planned Periods
Many highly productive people schedule specific activities in preplanned time slots all day long. These people build their work lives around accomplishing key tasks one at a time. As a result, they become more and more productive and eventually produce two times, three times and five times as much as the average person.
Here are two things you can do immediately to put these ideas into action.
First, organize each day to create large chunks of time you can use for key task completion.
Second, make a written appointment with yourself to work on certain tasks at a specific time.
The Box Rescue Guy
Owner, CrossFit SFS
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