I am a personal trainer. I am therefore aware of the importance of having a one-to-one interaction when it comes to wanting to achieve goals. I had managed to make a living by convincing people that the best way to get things done is to hire a professional to go side by side with you. A moment came when I realized I was not applying that principle to my own business.
You see, when you work as a personal coach, you get to have many clients from different gyms. You then create a schedule to work with. Of course, there is a commission you have to pay to the gym. In some places, they might hire you with a salary base. But then, that was never really my dream. I did get some good deals but having to report to someone was not really cutting it.
Going from employee to independent
So, this was a big step for me to take. I had to be ethical and let my clients go since they truly belonged to the gym I had met them. This meant that I would have to begin from scratch. Was it a long shot? Oh yes, it was! But then, I had already made some savings and thought I could manage for some months.
Then I made a very important decision. That was to hire the best business coach. I thought of it as an investment. Plus, I thought to myself, if I know that personal coaching is important in fitness, then it should apply in business. It was the best decision I made for my business.
My business coach and I
One of the things I appreciated the most about my coach was the level of expertise she had. She brought in some ideas from her experience as a business coach. My marketing program was set to be executed and it proved to be effective. I really felt like she was in with me on the business. Like we were partners. This generated in me a lot of trust in what the future was holding for me.
Easy to see, I am my own boss now and respond to no one. I have grown my client’s database exponentially and now I do hirings of my own. I still love to do fitness coaching but I also have a staff that helps me with those endeavors. I actually enjoy business and I believe that it was my coach who instilled that passion in me.
For those of you out there willing to start your own business, I couldn’t recommend more getting a business coach. You will soon learn that this is an investment that takes a little time to pay off.