How to Increase and Manage Your Online Reviews

When a potential member looks up your gym on the internet, they won’t only get your website’s link, they may also see a list of your online reviews, and even those for your competitors.  If you are one of those people who are conscious about maintaining a good reputation online, this article will help.

Creating a strong online presence on review sites is easy, but takes effort.  Here are 6 ways to increase the number and quality of your online reviews and star ratings.

1. Choose the perfect timing for your invitation

WHEN you invite someone to review is crucial. For starters, it’s a great idea to ask for a review while your customer is still at your gym, and their positive experience is standing out in their minds.

More advanced gym owners could have an automation using a gym management software that triggers an invite for a review after a member visits the gym a certain number of times.

Other gym owners want the invitation to be more personal. So their strategy is to have the instructor or the trainer ask the clients for a review at the end of a class or session.

2. Reduce friction in the review process

Make sure that the process of leaving a review is easy as possible.  Even if your members love your gym, they will be unable to leave a review if you over-complicate the review process.  Spell it out for them and make sure they know exactly what needs to be done to submit the review.  If they have to guess, it will not get done.

3. Set your sights on the perfect review platforms

It is better to maintain a solid presence across different review sites.  and target the BIG ones like Google and Facebook 1st because are the most popular.

Reviews on these sites have a positive impact on your local search ranking as well.

4. Set expectations on leaving a review

Train your staff on how to ask for the review. Let your members know WHEN they will receive the invite, HOW they will receive it, and WHY it’s important for them to respond.

5. Sending invites via SMS

Less than 20% of emails get opened, where as everyone opens an sms. So if you want your members to see your online review invites, it could be a good idea to send it to them via text.

6. Engage with your reviewers

You should respond to both negative and positive reviews as soon as possible. The best way to do this is to have a tool that consolidates your entire online review presence into one dashboard.  This will save your staff time and help them focus more on your members.

Getting negative reviews? No problem. The following steps can help you make sure that problems are resolved ASAP:

  • Apologise and rebuild your relationship with an upset member
  • Stay calm and don’t let your emotions get in the way.  Let the response come from a manager or someone who is not involved in the situation
  • Offer a proactive solution to their problem
  • Take the conversation offline once you have offered a solution, provide a number and email address where they can reach out to you directly

6 FREE Ways to grow Your Fitness Studio on Facebook

Facebook is one of the most powerful tool out there to get more paying customers into your gym. Aside from Facebook ads there’s lots of ways to build your Facebook presence without having to invest any money.

1. Facebook Live

This is the newest Facebook feature that is a goldmine for engagement opportunities because its raw, unfiltered, and uncut which makes your viewers feel they are getting a VIP behind the scenes pass to your gym’s content.
This also allows you to see who is watching your video while you broadcast and its shows your audience comments in real time. This makes Facebook Live a perfect forum to host a live Q&A or walk your members through your studio.

2. Native Video

If you don’t like live videos, you can invest your time in making a native video or a video that has been uploaded directly to Facebook as a file rather than a link to Vimeo or You Tube. Native videos play automatically as people scroll through their newsfeeds and your content gets straight past the barrier of a play button because viewers don’t have to click.

3. Add a Tab

Adding a custom tab will allow you to embed another page or a CALL TO ACTION in your Facebook profile. You can link this to your home page, your class schedule, or landing page that promotes a special offer.

4. Facebook Groups

There are many ways to use Facebook groups for your gym. One of the most common is a members-only group that includes your customer base. This is like a virtual club for your gym where you can share announcements, wins, photos, and other activities that can help build community among your customers.
Many people are not comfortable posting comments or cheeky photos on their public FB profile, however inside a group of likeminded GYM go’ers its far easier to encourage people to ask questions, give feedback PLUS they also see each post without you needing to boost it.
These groups can also be the best place to deal with your customer service complaints, keeping negative feedback out of your online reviews.

5. Tagging

This is a great tool to get your brand in front of people, including a cold audience who are not familiar with your gym. Tagging allows you to mention influencers, brands, as well as other businesses to notify them that they were mentioned somewhere in your content. Once they see the notification, they can engage with your content by liking it or commenting, or even sharing your post. This in turn gets your content in front of their audience.

6. Frequent Posting

To keep your followers engaged, post good content frequently. Studies show that pages that post at least once a day get the best engagement. But more is not necessarily better, engagement decreases when a business’s post more frequently during the day. The best time to post in Facebook is between 1-4PM. The numbers vary depending on your gym followers so these are just good guidelines. Test your posting frequencies to see what works best with your studio.

 

 

 


ABOUT STEVE GRANT

Steve Grant is an expert in business coaching for gym owners with 18 years of fitness industry experience including 4 years as a Health and Wellness Lecturer at ACPE and 8 years as the owner of one of Sydney’s most profitable fitness studios.  

 Steve is first Fitness Business Mentor to deliver innovative Gym Marketing Ideas from around the world, that add an extra $100k profit to any fitness business. Gym Hub provides a buyers group to help gym owners reduce expenses, as well access to proven systems for staff recruitment and development, teaching members to become highly leveraged and work as little as 12 hours per week.

How to Write a Great Gym Flyer

Flyers and posters are a great way to reach wide audiences in a short span of time for special challenges or ‘open days’. However, the traditional letter box flyer approach converts as low as 1-3%.

So instead of wasting your money, I suggest you first look at HOW TO DESIGN A GREAT GYM FLYER and then also get it into local businesses and share across email, social media, and your website for maximum results.

1. Make it eye catching

  • Flyers are glanced at, not read. You literally have a second to catch the reader’s interest before they make the decision to either read it or throw it away.
  • Use bright colours with a simple eye-catching design. Your aim is not to wow them with the brilliance of the graphics, but to draw them to your message—that’s it!
  • Limit what you say. The message should be delivered in short, clear, statements, not long paragraphs of descriptive text.

2. Think HARD about the Headline

  • The headline is the most important element in any flyer.
  • The Marketing Law of 80/20 states that, on average, 8 out of 10 people will read your headline copy, but only 2 out of 10 will read the rest. This means that 80% of your time and focus when writing an ad should focus on the headline.
  • An effective headline tells the reader, “Hey, this message is for you!”

3. Bullet Point BENEFITS, Not Features

  • Bullet points are critical to your overall marketing and sales campaign. Get them right, and you give yourself the best opportunity of getting prospects to take action.
  • What’s in it for me? People always want to know what's in it for them, so you need to write your flyers from the reader’s perspective.
  • You need to tell them about the benefits you will bring to their lives, not just list the features of the particular product or service. Benefits can be written as your key bullet points.

4. Use Targeted Images

  • Images or photos are great attention grabbers, but they must not overwhelm the message you're trying to get across.
  • You want to motivate the readers to take action, not just give them something nice to look at.
  • If your target market were women over forty, for example, you would choose a lady aged about 35. Your image must depict your specific niche.
  • Note - Images of fat hairy bellies are not motivating.

5. Have a CRACKER Offer

  • All marketing material MUST have a strong, interesting and appealing offer. If it doesn’t, don’t bother wasting your money!
  • Other than your headline, your offer needs to be the next main feature of your page design. You need to motivate your readers to take action, and the best way to do this is make them feel that you are giving them something of great value.
  • When writing marketing copy always be sure to answer for the reader “What is in it for me?"

6. Add Scarcity

  • Opportunities to purchase products or services are always more valuable and exciting to the consumer when they are scarce and less available.
  • The threat of loss creates urgency in the decision making process, so be sure to include an expiry date and limited number of people.

7. Make the FIRST Step Easy

  • Make the FIRST step as simple as possible for the reader
  • e.g. Your Next Step is to Simply Call This Number XXX XXX XXX or Email me Personally on Name@BusinessName.com.
  • Don’t assume that the reader will know what to do next. Tell them exactly what action you want them to take.

8. Proof read and print

  • Carefully proof read every word on the flyer and fix any spelling or incorrect grammar before you send it out or pay to get it printed. I like to get a 2nd person to look over it. Additionally, triple-check you put in the correct contact details like your phone number and email address.

 


ABOUT STEVE GRANT

Steve Grant is an expert in business coaching for gym owners with 18 years of fitness industry experience including 4 years as a Health and Wellness Lecturer at ACPE and 8 years as the owner of one of Sydney’s most profitable fitness studios.  

 Steve is first Fitness Business Mentor to deliver innovative Gym Marketing Ideas from around the world, that add an extra $100k profit to any fitness business. Gym Hub provides a buyers group to help gym owners reduce expenses, as well access to proven systems for staff recruitment and development, teaching members to become highly leveraged and work as little as 12 hours per week.

5 Time Wasting Habits of Start Up Business Owners

Starting a business is exciting but can no doubt be very stressful, especially in those first few years when you are trying to be across all bases. Based on my own case studies, I have found that many new business owners fall into the trap of spending too much time asking the wrong questions and focusing on the little things when their time would be better spend elsewhere.

I often hear a lot of new business owners say the words “there are not enough hours in a day” and what I say to that is, there are, but maybe you’re not using those hours correctly. They key to having ‘more hours’ is to work smarter and more efficiently.

Here is a list of the top time wasting habits I see constantly with small business owners. See if you can find yourself relating to one of them.

Asking the wrong questions 

When we start a business, it’s easy for us to get fixated on the little things. After all, now is the time to get all systems in place, so we want to be across every little detail. But focusing too much on this takes you away from planning the bigger things such as growth and development.

For a start-up business owner, the right questions would be along the lines of:

  • ‘How can I differentiate my marketing from my competitors?’
  • ‘What systems can I start my business with to enable fast growth?’,
  • ‘What are the 3 best questions to ask when interviewing potential staff?’

Getting the fundamentals and the structure locked in is phase 1. You can spend time on the little things later.

Asking too many people for advice

Seeking others opinions or advice is always great, but usually asking too many people means that you yourself aren’t confident in what’s at hand.   

Sometimes when we ask too many people for advice, subconsciously we are wanting them to do the job for us, usually this stems from fear of the unknown.

When asking for advice, my suggestion is to limit yourself to three people who know what you need. People with runs on the board who are not giving an opinion, but instead speaking base on experience and their success in business. And then, make a decision. Even if you’re still unsure, the best thing to do is to just start and then change the road as you go.

Being ‘stuck’ on a plan

While it is great to have marketing and business plans in place to help keep you on track, it is equally important to not be too rigid with them. Why? Because if you are not flexible with these, then how do you expect to be able to move and adapt with the trends that are relevant to you.

Business is all about being flexible and running with what is, as things will constantly chop and change as time goes by. They key here is to be flexible. As long as you don’t change the core mission of your business, use your plan as a guide, but don’t be afraid to veer in another direction if a better opportunity arises.

Focus on you, focus less on your competition.

Spending too much time focusing on your competition can create doubt and take your focus away from what you want to create.

Know that you are not your competition and vice versa. Even if you are selling a similar service or product, everyone is different in the way the execute their business and communicate with their customers.

Spend your time putting your energy into your own product and your own brand. Stay true to your original vision, create new ideas and strategies to take your business to the next level and keep your team happy and excited to be working for you. Business will come!

Getting Trapped In The Office

While it is easy to get lost in emails and the creation of documents and strategies, developing strong relationships with new staff and customers as well is very important, especially in the early phases of the business.

I recommend setting two specific times each day to check emails and outsourcing other low value tasks, this will free up your time and allow you to do what is going to be the most beneficial thing for your business – network!

Get out for a quick coffee and lunch each day and swap business cards with everyone you meet. After all, according to John C Maxwell ‘your network, determines your net worth’ so get out there and spend time developing strong industry connections. Also look for ways that you can help others - business is a two-way street after all!

ABOUT STEVE GRANT

Steve Grant is an expert in business coaching for gym owners with 18 years of fitness industry experience including 4 years as a Health and Wellness Lecturer at ACPE and 8 years as the owner of one of Sydney’s most profitable fitness studios.  

 

Steve is first Fitness Business Mentor to deliver innovative Gym Marketing Ideas from around the world, that add an extra $100k profit to any fitness business. Gym Hub provides a buyers group to help gym owners reduce expenses, as well access to proven systems for staff recruitment and development, teaching members to become highly leveraged and work as little as 12 hours per week.

Optimising Conversion Rates

 

Optimising Conversion Rates

Many businesses are now aware of the importance of marketing for any successful venture, however they often overlook enormous amounts of missed opportunities by having holes in their sale funnel.

The sales funnel simply describes the different stages a buyer will go through on the way from being a prospect client to a paying one.

The stages might include, but are not limited to, an online opt in form, a phone conversation, a face to face meeting and a follow up call afterwards if they didn't buy.

Optimising your conversion rates requires several steps including:

  1. measure your conversion % in each step of the sales process
  2. identifying which step in the sales process are performing the poorest
  3. Evaluating the process
  4. Improving the process and up skilling staff as needed
  5. Measuring improvements monthly

For example

A gym owner may get:

  •          100 inquiries a month
  •          get 50% to attend a 1on1 sales presentation and
  •          get 50% started on a program as a paying client
  •          so in this example 25 new members start per month or 300 people per year

In this business more than 50% of the marketing leads are being lost between steps 1 and 2. 100 people inquire, but only 50 people come in for a gym tour.

By improving this gyms 'show rate' by just 10%, the impact is as follows

  •          100 inquiries a month
  •          get 60% to attend a 1on1 sales presentation and
  •          get 50% started on a program as a paying client
  •          so in this example 30 people start per month or 360 people per year  - that's an extra 60 paying members each year

If hypothetically the gym members pay $20 per week, that tiny 10% improvement in 1 small step of the sales funnel will add $62,400 in additional annual profit

What gets even more exciting is that 10% improvements are not that difficult to achieve so after you apply this strategy to one step of your sales funnel, there’s no reason you cannot do the same to another stage and to further increase your profit.

 


About Steve Grant, Founder of Gym Hub

steveSteve Grant is a passionate entrepreneur with 18 years of fitness industry experience including 4 years as a Health and Wellness Lecturer at ACPE and 8 years as the owner of one of Sydney’s most profitable fitness studios.

Steve is the founder of Gym Hub and he is the first Network and Fitness Business Mentor to deliver innovative Gym Marketing Ideas and proven systems, that add $100k extra profit each year and have you working just 12 hours per week.

You can now follow Gym Hub on Facebook AND

Subscribe HERE to receive Gym Hub’s Weekly Blog and Business Hacks!

Also, please don't forget to leave a quick reply below and let us know what you think.

Stop Selling Like a Dinosaur!

When I say ‘stop selling like a dinosaur’, I’m referring to the old school approach of promoting your business. This is the letter box drops, lead boxes, door knocking  - scatter gun approach which tends to take up at lot of time and result in a low conversion and a high frustration.

These days the most effective modern marketing methods you can use to boost your sales potential include targeted facebook campaigns, sequential email advertising, lead pages and re-targeting techniques which will help you re engage the people who have previously visited your website.

Tip no. 1

Create a 'Sales Funnel' to deliver a constant flow of quality leads

When I talk about creating sales funnels, I ‘m referring to setting up a series of steps that will allow you to interact with potential new customers. To do this, start with something that is low pressure, low cost and low risk for them.

For example, earlier this year I created a free report that was full of relevant new information for my audience. I promoted the free report with a basic ad on Facebook that was targeted to my niche and because there was a high-perceived value of the report and zero risk for the customer, I had more than 800 people download it.

From there I was able to capture their contact details and follow up with them with information on an event/ workshop that I was running. I was also able to set up a sequential email campaign offering more great content and value to help build trust and build a connection with them.

So in summary, in this example my funnel was:

  1. Facebook advert
  2. Free report download
  3. Commence sequential email series with a weekly tips and quality education
  4. Introduce discounted trials, event Invites and products.

 


About Steve Grant, Founder of Gym Hub

steveSteve Grant is a passionate entrepreneur with 18 years of fitness industry experience including 4 years as a Health and Wellness Lecturer at ACPE and 8 years as the owner of one of Sydney’s most profitable fitness studios.

Steve is the founder of Gym Hub and he is the first Network and Fitness Business Mentor to deliver innovative Gym Marketing Ideas and proven systems, that add $100k extra profit each year and have you working just 12 hours per week.

You can now follow Gym Hub on Facebook AND

Subscribe HERE to receive Gym Hub’s Weekly Blog and Business Hacks!

Also, please don't forget to leave a quick reply below and let us know what you think.

5 Business tips from Autumn Calabrese

Autumn Calabrese is a celebrity fitness trainer and the founder of the world famous 21 Day Fix fitness program, brought to you by beach bodys. Beach body's direct sales fitness programs also include Tony Hortons P90X and generate over $700 million in sales annually.

5 business tips

1.     Find something you have a burning desire for.

2.    Believe in yourself, because others won't.

3.    Don't quit. Know it's not gonna be easy.

4.    Do whatever it takes to attract clients. (Don't be afraid of getting a no)

5.    Be the proof the product works.

 


About Steve Grant, Founder of Gym Hub

steveSteve Grant is a passionate entrepreneur with 18 years of fitness industry experience including 4 years as a Health and Wellness Lecturer at ACPE and 8 years as the owner of one of Sydney’s most profitable fitness studios.

Steve is the founder of Gym Hub and he is the first Network and Fitness Business Mentor to deliver innovative Gym Marketing Ideas and proven systems, that add $100k extra profit each year and have you working just 12 hours per week.

You can now follow Gym Hub on Facebook AND

Subscribe HERE to receive Gym Hub’s Weekly Blog and Business Hacks!

Also, please don't forget to leave a quick reply below and let us know what you think.

 

Create the Perfect SYSTEM for Recruitment

Super excited this week to start sharing some great new concepts and fitness business growth tips, I learnt last week attending the IDEA World Fitness Conference in Los Angeles, California 🙂

The 5 day conference hosts some of the best industry speakers from around the world, as well as the latest technology, products, equipment and new supplement to hit the market.

One of the things I definitely took away from the conference was HOW to create a SYSTEM around your recruitment process.  An actual step-by-step process that you can eventually perfect to attract the right person. That way, when you do perfect the formula, you will then have the ability to replicate the process, attract more great people--perhaps another ten great trainers, or great group staff, or reception staff--and scale your business fast.

This technique will also save you time and money finding the right people to join your team and ensure that when staff leave on short notice, you have a army of talented people ready to jump in their spot. This means less stress PLUS no loss of revenue.

Watch the video below for more information.

While I was there, I also had the opportunity to meet online marketing expert, Ryan Lee. Ryan earns over 80million dollars annually creating online products and effective sales funnels. During his session,  he shared why businesses in 2016 MUST 'niche down 3 times' with each piece of marketing if they want STAND OUT from the crowd.

More about that in the video below:

 

Also Coming soon

Our '1 Day Live Training Workshop' called the TITANS of THE FITNESS INDUSTRY hits Brisbane and Melbourne in October 2016. Watch this space to find out how to access $49 Early Bird Tickets during August.

Cheers

 


About Steve Grant, Founder of Gym Hub

steveSteve Grant is a passionate entrepreneur with 18 years of fitness industry experience including 4 years as a Health and Wellness Lecturer at ACPE and 8 years as the owner of one of Sydney’s most profitable fitness studios.

Steve is the founder of Gym Hub and he is the first Network and Fitness Business Mentor to deliver innovative Gym Marketing Ideas and proven systems, that add $100k extra profit each year and have you working just 12 hours per week.

You can now follow Gym Hub on Facebook AND

Subscribe HERE to receive Gym Hub’s Weekly Blog and Business Hacks!

Also, please don't forget to leave a quick reply below and let us know what you think.

HOW TO RECRUIT AND DEVELOP ABSOLUTE ANIMALS

Yes you read that right. The success of a fitness business largely depends on having outstanding staff who live and breathe your brand, are passionate, proactive and understand your vision.

Furthermore you want staff who are prepared to go the distance and who want to become integrated into your brand. As the industry predominately relys on customer service, you want your customers to get used to seeing a familiar face and to feel welcome and at home every time they come into your studio.

So if you are ready to take that step and ensure that you have the best staff at the forefront of your business, read on.

Create a compelling vision: 

Small, unappealing goals have never got anyone out of bed. People want to follow an inspirational leader with a story. They want to feel part of something new and exciting, and they want to feel like they are part of something big that matters.

If you want to keep your staff onside, make sure that you include them in your goals, reward them for good work and allow them to share some of their ideas for the business. Don’t be afraid to ask your staff for their opinion or get them involved in decision making. It’s a great way to keep the business progressing and also keep staff happy and connected to your brand.

Provide a clear framework: 

Staff like to know what plans you have for the business in the next 10 years. Further to that, you should also be able to articulate the top 3 objectives for the coming 12 months, while holding team players accountable to individual monthly KPIs.

Giving staff a goal/ task/ challenge is a great way to keep them motivated and pushing forward in the right direction for your business.

Provide each team member a detailed role description: Your team need to know what is required by them and where they fit on your company’s organisational chart. It also helps if you highlight to them exactly how their role contributes to solving the bigger puzzle.

Team goals are great for encouraging synergy and for identifying the future leaders in your company.

Find your genius and delegate or eliminate the rest

What is the one role you do each week that you do better than anyone else? Does that role contribute to a massive win for your business?

The key in business is to identify this task and to develop it until you become an expert in that field. Everything else should be delegated or eliminated to ensure you have quality time working on your genius role.

Stress management:

Make sure that you work on your stress management skills so you can become a deliberate leader who is proactive rather than re-active.

Consider adding Yoga and meditation in your weekly routine as well as daily gratitude. This will help you maintain a positive outlook so that you can offer the best version of yourself each day.


About Steve Grant, Founder of Gym Hub

steveSteve Grant is a passionate entrepreneur with 18 years of fitness industry experience including 4 years as a Health and Wellness Lecturer at ACPE and 8 years as the owner of one of Sydney’s most profitable fitness studios.

Steve is the founder of Gym Hub and he is the first Network and Fitness Business Mentor to deliver innovative Gym Marketing Ideas and proven systems, that add $100k extra profit each year and have you working just 12 hours per week.

 

You can now follow Gym Hub on Facebook AND

Subscribe HERE to receive Gym Hub’s Weekly Blog and Business Hacks!

Also, please don't forget to leave a quick reply below and let us know what you think.

How to Make Fast Decisions, like the Worlds Best Entrepreneurs

Have you ever wondered why you often see the worlds most successful people repeating their wardrobe on a regular basis despite money being no object?

Well believe it or not a ‘capsule wardrobe’ is far from unusual with successful people, just look at President Barack Obama’s suits, Mark Zuckerberg’s hoodies and the late Steve Job’s famous black turleneck. The President has even been quoted saying ‘You’ll see I only wear gray or blue suits. I’m trying to pare down decisions and I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or what I’m wearing’, with Zuckerberg agreeing that one less frivolous decision in the morning leads to better decisions on things that really matter.

According to a study from Columbia University, the average person is tied down with at least 70 decisions each day. Some can be minor, such as food choices while others decisions can be more difficult, not to mention life changing for yourself as those around you.

Whether you work for yourself, freelance or manage a team, being able to make quick, focused decisions is imperative to your success. If you were to spend 10 minutes on every small decision that you needed to make each day nothing would ever get done and this may mean the failure of your business/ project/ team. On the flip side, a bigger decision may need some time, but should still be decided upon in a timely manner.

Here are some of my tips for you and all of them are derived from the habits of successful people.

Make The Most Important Decisions First Thing in The Morning

If you have a big decision to make that could change the way your company/ team operates then it is best not to leave this type of decision to the end of the day. Make sure you make your biggest and/ or your most strenuous decisions in the morning when you are fresh and energized and leave your least important decisions to the end of the day.

Making big calls in the morning can set you up for a productive day ahead whereas starting small and then dwelling on the bigger things may leave you feeling stressed, indecisive and more exhausted.

Turn Your Smaller Decisions Into Routines

When you are in the gym working a muscle, the more reps you do the more fatigued your muscle gets and the same principal apply to your mind.

With that in mind, I suggest that you turn your smaller, everyday tasks into a routine to help avoid peaking too earlier and struggling with mental exhaustion for the rest of the day.

For example, have an alarm set for the same time every morning. Wake up, go to the gym, come home, shower, dress, eat the same breakfast that you ate yesterday and then jump in the car to get to work.

See, you have now achieved 8 tasks in the space of 90 minutes to 2 hours with minimal stress. You didn’t think about what you had to do, you just did it while maximizing your time prior to going into the office, not to mentioned your health and your energy levels thanks to the early morning workout.

Programming yourself to autopilot when it comes to simple decisions is not a bad thing. It is taking unnecessary stress out of your mind and allows you to focus on the bigger decisions that really matter.

Pay Attention To Your Emotions

According to a study by TalentSmart, only 36% of us are able to accurately identify our emotions as they happens, so if you are a strong decision maker, it is important to recognize that a bad mood may make you stray from your morals or your goals, while a good mood many make you over confident.

To avoid making emotional decisions, it helps to weigh up your options against a pre- determined guideline or set or criteria. This will make the decision process easier and more effective and it should help you to identify an impulsive decision.

Having guidelines in place helps you keep on track with business goals and also lessens the burden on you when it comes to the big decisions.

Don’t Wait Too Long To Make A Decision

While you should know enough about your role to make small decisions on the fly, a bigger decision may require more deliberation. You may want to run it by a mentor or you may want to sleep on it, but at the end of the day, taking too long to decide on something may cause some distrust within your team and it will stop you from moving forward.

The key with big decisions is to set a deadline. Once you have a date in mind in which your decision needs to be made do your homework and strive to have a decision made by then.

Take Care of You

According to the APS 2015 report on stress and wellbeing, anxiety symptoms are at the highest that they have been in the past 5 years with 35% of Australians reportedly having significant levels of distress in their lives and 26% reporting moderate to extreme levels of depression.

When you are stressed your cortisol levels rise producing a chemical that triggers a fight or flight response. Cortisol clouds your ability to think clearly so if you are stressed about making a decision, I suggest going out to do a quick workout as that will help to neutralize the negative side affects and get you thinking clearly again.

Being in a consistent state of stress will only burn you out, so make sure you factor in some time to work on your wellbeing. Make sure you are exercising, drinking a lot of water, minimizing caffeine and ensuring that you have some low impact activities booked in such as yoga, meditation or even just a slow stretch to help wind yourself down after a busy day of work.

 

 

 


About Steve Grant, Founder of Gym Hub

steve

Steve Grant is a passionate entrepreneur with 18 years of fitness industry experience including 4 years as a Health and Wellness Lecturer at ACPE and 8 years as the owner of one of Sydney’s most profitable fitness studios.

He is an expert in building High Performance Teams and creating a winning culture, implementing systems and unique staff development techniques to help gym owners make their companies more productive and profitable in less time.

Steve is the founder of Gym Hub, which is the first mentoring program for fitness businesses that shows clients how to cut gym running cost by up to 20%, add up to $100K to your income each year and decrease your workload.

 

You can now follow Gym Hub on Facebook AND

Subscribe HERE to receive Gym Hub’s Weekly Blog and Business Hacks!

Also, please don't forget to leave a quick reply below and let us know what you think.