If you’ve been in business for more than a few months, you know the feelings that can come up. Overwhelm, frustration, exhaustion, and sometimes even anger. These are actually signs of burnout, but most of us (especially women) just associate this with our busy lives and trying to grow a business.
While there is actual medical research on how to reverse burnout, I want to talk about how to prevent it in our businesses. Especially as female fitness and wellness professionals who’ve weathered a huge hit to our industries and livelihood (thanks, pandemic!), we need to get real about it. Our businesses are meant to support our lives, not the other way around. So let’s dig into what a business can look like without burnout.
The first step in fixing a problem is admitting you have it, right? The same goes for figuring out how to avoid burnout in your business. If...
Are you preparing for 2021 in your business? We are coming up on the holidays and I want to make sure that you have maximum time to relax and recharge. Especially given everything that’s gone on this year, I think we deserve it big time.
That’s why I want to talk to you about the 5 things I do in my business to wrap up for the year, and plan for the start of the new one.
With two studios, I have a number of instructors and physical therapists who work with me at Pilates in the Grove. That means I actually prep the reviews at the end of November/early December so that I can get those out before the end of the year.
If you have anyone else on your team, now is the perfect time to plan for an end-of-year review or schedule a meeting to touch base. You can either use a formal “interview” process, or you can provide an email or phone call review where you present their review...
Do you struggle to sell your packages or book new clients?
When I talk to female health and wellness pros who struggle with this, my first question is: “Are you having conversations with people?”
So often, we get stuck thinking we have to have a sales conversation or we have to be showing our value to our potential clients or patients.
But I’ll let you in on a secret: Sometimes, you just need to have a real, human conversation.
When I talk about converting clients, you might think that you need a fancy marketing plan or that you need to be having free discovery sessions or fit calls. That’s not always true.
Sometimes, customers come to you simply because they like you as a person, and they feel relaxed and comfortable around you. Yes, potential clients or patients want you to be experienced, but they also want to feel like they have a connection to you. Like you're a person they can...
Today, I’d like to share with you a quick run down of my FB Live last Tuesday with the topic: COVID-19 Q&A where I answered any and all business-related questions regarding how to navigate this “new normal”.
I’ll also be sharing with you a couple of business tips and best practices that are working for Pilates in The Grove and that would hopefully work for your business too.
Without further ado, here are some of our Q&A highlights:
1. What is the “CARES Act” stimulus package?
The CoronaVirus Aid Relief Economic and Security act was passed last Friday, March 27th, with the guidelines yet to be official and applications to begin on or before April 3rd, Friday.
Under this act is the PPP or Payroll Protection Program that should help people keep their team and staff and pay for operating expenses.
The application duration would be from April 3rd to June 30th for companies...