Highly-effective fitness trainers and exercise coaches attract success,
wealth, happiness and peace into their lives because
they choose to live by certain principles.
are where they are now, simply because they choose to be DIFFERENT from
the Average Joe or Jane on the streets.
a leaf out of Dr Stephen Covey's excellent book:
"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective
People", we will show you how Dr Covey's principles
apply just as much to the Fitness Industry as they do to the
business community; and how YOU can use these principles to bring about
Exceptional Success in
your fitness career.
are the 7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Fitness Trainers - just for YOU:
1: BE PROACTIVE
Proactive means taking responsibility for your own life. You are where you
are now because of YOUR own actions or inaction.
instance, if you are not doing as well as you wish in your fitness career,
look within yourself for the reasons.
blaming external sources for your lack of success.
are good at blaming their parents, their genetics, their environment,
their government and everything else under the sun - EXCEPT themselves -
for not achieving their goals.
be like them!
personal responsibility for yourself and focus your efforts on doing what
you can to improve your status quo.
Enough Clients? Then take POSITIVE ACTION to attract more!
Confidence To Deal With Certain Clients? Then TAKE STEPS to improve your
self-confidence and inter-personal relationship skills.
Remember: Proactive people MAKE
take positive action and positive steps today to improve your
2: BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND
Beginning with the end in mind means you must be able to 'see' where you
want to go if you hope to succeed in life.
concept is based on the principle that all things are created twice.
First, there is a mental creation in the mind, followed by the physical
creation of the reality. The physical creation will ONLY take place AFTER
the mental creation has occurred.
Bearing this mind, it is therefore vital to make a
conscious effort to vividly VISUALIZE
what you want in life - so that you can shape and mould your own unique
your aim is to have a successful fitness/wellness career, take time to
create this reality in your imagination.
Vividly VISUALIZE yourself being a popular, successful and much
sought-after trainer. Picture your daily schedule packed full with happy,
cooperative and grateful clients who keep coming back to you for more and
more of your services.
building on this image and make it as real as possible.
keep working on this strategy, over time, your thoughts will begin to
manifest themselves as REALITY and you would achieve the SUCCESS that you
yearn for in your career.
3: PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST
Putting first things first means you put your focus on the very things
that you VALUE most in life.
means organizing and managing your time and activities around the TOP
priorities that you have established.
most of us, succeeding in our fitness/wellness careers is one of the MAIN
goals in life.
your DAY-TO-DAY and MOMENT-TO-MOMENT activities have to CENTER around your
career - if you want to see it succeed.
means putting off unwanted distractions like aimless TV-watching, idle
gossip, playing video games and other time-wasting habits so as to focus on BUILDING up your
first things first - and your career success will follow.
4: THINK WIN-WIN
Thinking win-win is a surefire way to enhance your day-to-day human
interaction and collaboration efforts. It also puts you on the path to
GREATER success with people, and therefore in your career as well.
Win-win sees life as a cooperative arena, not a competitive one. It is a
frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks MUTUAL BENEFIT in all human
fitness/wellness professional, thinking win-win in all situations - with
your clients, colleagues and even competitors - will help you reach
agreements or solutions that are MUTUALLY beneficial and satisfying to all
WIN - and so does the other party!
importantly, it puts you in a POSITIVE LIGHT and increases the FEEL-GOOD
factor surrounding you and all that you do.
when such positive vibes abound, they can only translate to better things
for you in the long run.
5: SEEK FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD
problems between people arise simply because each individual desperately
seeks to be understood first, rather than learning first to
listen to others, and
trying to understand others' points
fitness professional, if you want to be successful in attracting new
clients, closing your sales or enhancing current client relationships,
first learn to listen and
understand your prospects' or clients' needs, rather than
vehemently trying to shove your sales pitch or ideas down their throats!
others sense that you are really
listening to them with an open mind and an open heart, they'll also be
more apt to lower their defenses and open their own hearts to you. As a
result, you'll gain greater acceptance and reception from others, on top
of instilling in them a new sense of respect and admiration for you.
result - better communication, enhanced positive feelings, and MORE
business and clients for you over the long run!
Synergy, in essence, means creative cooperation
order to succeed in the fitness industry, you CANNOT depend just only on
need to liaise and interact with others, and more importantly,
LEVERAGE on others' expertise,
experience, contacts, networks and influences.
the best things you can possibly do as a fitness professional is:
Get to know as many people as possible
from walks of life, and then build meaningful and genuine relationships
this diverse interaction of human relationships comes to fruition, you'll
find new doors of opportunities opening to you faster than you could ever
7: SHARPEN THE SAW
Sharpening the saw means taking time-out to renew and rejuvenate your
greatest asset - YOU!
Arranging your life solely around your clients will
NOT guarantee success.
will fervently immersing yourself in nothing else but training and fitness
24-hours-a-day, bring you any closer to achievement.
Rather, you'll just be priming yourself to be a candidate for
TOTAL BURN-OUT - a
Complete Collapse of your Entire Being!
really want to reach the heights of success in the fitness and wellness
industry, take heed of the following advice:
all means Work Hard, but always
Lead A Balanced Life - one
that caters to self-renewal in all four areas of your life: physical,
social/emotional, mental, and spiritual.
then, can you create the optimum conditions for growth and success in your
there you have it. The 7 Habits
Of Highly-Effective Trainers - that if followed through,
will make you one yourself, and put you on the path to greatness and
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7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Fitness
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