This is not your father’s success. In today’s business world, and especially in the business of fitness, success is not defined as climbing a corporate ladder and getting a gold watch at the end of your career.
In fact, I’ve heard that today’s business world is more comparable to navigating a jungle gym than a ladder–lots of lateral moves or sudden changes and the ability to hop off and then get back on again. What do you think? Seems to be pretty spot on to me.
Today, it’s more about fulfillment of a mission, achieving at work and at home, and continuous learning or personal growth.
So, how do you know if it’s a successful day? Can you even track progress with these more conceptual daily goals?
We’ll talk about how we define success running two fitness studios and how we keep at it even if things don’t seem to be going the way we want.
Throughout the episode, we referred to The Day Designer, which is the planner we all use. Check out more about why we’re committed to staying organized and how The Day Designer allows us to make it happen and keep each day on the success track.
The new 2019 planners are available for order and we just got ours! Since we each have to have a different one, it’s always fun to negotiate who gets which cover (Listen for some funny banter about how we had to make our decisions in the episode.) But … I think everyone got which one they wanted!
Too funny! We match!
Emily got Brushstrokes (top left). Carolyn got Ink Me In (middle). Christina got Patio Tile (lower right). We like to order right away, because some patterns sell out!
It’s the layout of the planner that is what I like best about it. Each day gets its own page starting at 5:00 AM and finishing up at 9:00 PM—perfect for me because sometimes I have to teach an early class. The appointments are on the left and the to-do’s are on the right, so your whole day is right there on one page. There is also a spot to prioritize your top three to-do’s which is always helpful when you have lots to accomplish in limited time.
You can check out free downloads of a day’s page hereto test out how the planner might work for you. Another great free download is the Monthly Goal Progress page—I use this to make sure I’m on track with my larger goals and tasks that can’t be completed in just one day. And, the Food & Exercise Log or Weekly Meal Plan pages are helpful to hold yourself accountable to your workouts and healthy meals. Check out the Day Designer here.
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