Life Hacks Are Lame. Just Live Smart.

I’m sorry, but when I hear the term “life hack” it makes me want to hit my head against the wall.  Has life become so difficult that we need to “hack” it to make it through the day?

Whatever happened to making smart choices or educated decisions as we navigate our lives?  When did we start ignoring wisdom and think that we can “hack” our way through problem-solving like we’re computers or robots?

But the thing that really bugs me about these so-called “life hacks” is that they offer a false sense of security.  Use this hack and … you’ve got it.  No worries. You’ve hacked it!

Sorry, that’s not how life or business work.  There isn’t a prescribed way to go about anything.  Every problem requires a unique solution.  And making mistakes often leads to big success.

Today we’ll be talking about how life hacks will rob both you and your business of actually making good decisions.

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Finding Your Power

We’re starting a new series and each month, we’ll have an in-depth conversation about a particular word that resonates with the business of fitness and a new ad campaign that our studios are participating in.  This month we’ll talk about the word “power” and “feeling powerful.”  What does that mean to you?  How do you get to a point of being so on your game that you can’t be stopped?

During the conversation, we reference an amazing TED video called, “Your body language may shape who you are.”  Watch it here.

Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and 7 other platforms.

Follow me on Instagram and see what I’m working on in my business each day @shesonhertoes

I’m super-passionate about leading and managing my hardworking team.  Check out my courses How To Hire A Rockstar Team and 5 Days to Time Freedom to keep developing your leadership skills.

Fitness Snacking Strategies

In the business of fitness, there is a segment of the population that loves to take classes across studios and across workouts.  They love a little bit of everything.  In the industry, we say they “snack.”

Some people will never want to commit to a full-blown membership to your studio.  They’ll always be sampling what’s available to them and keep taking classes across the boutique fitness spectrum.  And that’s ok.

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Learn why it’s important to offer memberships and class packages to your clients to grow your studio’s community.

Sometimes in business you have to adapt to your environment as trends evolve and the needs of your clients change.  Today, we’ll be talking about these so-called “snackers” who are an important part of your studio’s community.

Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and 7 other platforms.

Follow me on Instagram and see what I’m working on in my business each day @shesonhertoes

I’m super-passionate about leading and managing my hardworking team.  Check out my courses How To Hire A Rockstar Team and 5 Days to Time Freedom to keep developing your leadership skills.

What’s in your gym bag?

In today’s busy world, it’s difficult to distinguish between a woman’s work bag, going out bag, and gym bag. Gym bags are becoming increasingly more functional and chic because frankly, we’re leaving the house and needing them to take us throughout the whole day.  Some gym bags have spots for computers and tablets in addition to wet bags, and water bottle holders.  Today’s active woman needs one bag for everything and we’ll be talking about what we put in our gym bags to take us from dawn until dusk.

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Listen and learn why we all love our Sol & Selene backpacks.

Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and 7 other platforms.

Follow me on Instagram and see what I’m working on in my business each day @shesonhertoes

I’m super-passionate about leading and managing my hardworking team.  Check out my courses How To Hire A Rockstar Team and 5 Days to Time Freedom to keep developing your leadership skills.

Making Decisions with Numbers Rather than Emotions

When you own or manage a business, it’s easy to get emotionally involved.  I mean, it’s your baby.  And we all know that it’s important to be passionate about running and promoting your business.

But … making decisions based on emotions can really be a business killer.  Financial and marketing decisions should be based on the cold hard facts.  Like actual numbers.  That you track on a continual basis.  Say what?! I have to do math.  Oh yeah.

Today we’ll talk about the importance of tracking your business’ performance.  We’ll share what we track and why.  And how we use that information to make important decisions on where our business will go.

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Tracking KPIs might not be sexy, but it leads to good decision-making.

To make it simple, I’ll share the exact spread sheet that I use for my tracking data in the studios as well as how I’ve set up my Quickbooks expenses to track our spending at-a-glance.  Click here to download and use in your own business.

To track your business performance with confidence, grab my freebie spreadsheet that shows you what Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) I’m looking at each month as well as the expense categories I use in Quickbooks to track my monthly expenses at a glance.  Grab yours here.