Oh my! It’s been a wild few weeks for me—literally everything happened in September. And I mean EVERYTHING. To recap …
- I attended the annual Pure Barre Conference where I was asked to speak about my best practices for hiring and leading a rock star team, to 500+ owners. Just a little nerve wracking! That’s a lot of ladies.
- When I got back from Conference, I bought a house. Oh yeah, and moved. The moving part wasn’t so bad because I decided to get rid of almost all of my furniture. This seemed like a good idea at the time, but now that there’s no place to sit, might have been a little rash.
- Just a few short days after moving, we celebrated some big milestones at my Pure Barre studios—Pure Barre Winston-Salem reached its 5-year Anniversary and Pure Barre Clemmons reached its 3-year Anniversary. And I had my first book signing. So of course, we had to throw a big party to celebrate!
The three of us have been together since Day 1–cannot believe it’s been 5 years!
- And the day after the party, I had an allergic reaction to something I ate and basically had to save my own life. Good times. Sorry … no pictures of my face turning purple.
After this swirl of activity, I’m pretty content to get back to basics, like heading out to the grocery store and buying more than one meal at a time, walking the dogs, writing more regularly, and spending time with friends—hopefully at my new house with a place for them to sit.
But as much as I just want to get back to “real life” where a major event isn’t happening by the minute, it’s important to take the time to celebrate my and my team’s business wins, both big and small.
When you own a small business, every sale is important. It all adds up. And my team is doing some really incredible things right now—they’re achieving the same level of sales that we had last year with one exception, I was the one driving most of those sales. This means, that they’re working together and will surpass the standard that I set by the end of the year. Pretty cool. I’ll drink to that!
We’re just about to head into the final quarter of 2017 and all year we’ve been gaining inches. A little progress has been made each month towards our sales goals and towards my goal of giving my team more responsibility to run the studios without me there every day. It hasn’t seemed like that much has been happening. And I’m notoriously impatient. But I can see that we’ve been doing some really great things and they’re adding up.
Our focus going forward into Q4 and 2018 will be to create a stronger health and fitness community amongst our clients. Next week, I’ll explain how I’m developing more robust customer service training for my team so we can keep growing our client base and daily sales. I’ve also been reading some amazing books and I can’t wait to fill you in so you can be inspired for a strong finish to 2017!
Until then, stay on your toes!