Speaker 1:        On today’s episode of the [inaudible] podcast, we’re going to show you how to own your day, how to take control of everything. So you can get more done to grow your business coming up. Do you want to create Marquis or scale your online fitness business? My name’s Sean Garner, and here we give real thing pros, the tips, tools, and strategies. They need to succeed online. Welcome to the entrepreneur podcast.

Speaker 2:        [00:00:30] What is up guys? Welcome to the entrepreneur podcast. I believe we’re on episode six now, maybe I’m just getting this restarted for you guys. So hopefully you’re finding a lot of value in it. You’re able to take these lessons that we’re teaching you in here and take action on it. That’s the goal of this podcast. So thank you so much for listening wherever you’re at. You know, if you’re listening to us, we have the video version of the podcast on YouTube, or you can listen to us on audio everywhere, all your, all your favorite podcasting platforms, apple, Spotify, uh, there was [00:01:00] like 11 or 12. I can’t remember them all, but wherever you’re listening to guys. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I hope this adds value to you because that’s why I’m doing it. So if so, make sure you guys subscribe to it and share it with a fellow pro friend that this would add value to.

Speaker 2:        So today I want to talk to you about one of the biggest mistakes that I see are not biggest mistakes, biggest blockers that I see fit pros deal with when it comes to starting their online fitness business, or if they have an existing business, just getting it to grow the blocker. [00:01:30] 99% of the time always becomes time. They just don’t have enough time. I hear that all the time and even ask people, how are you doing? Oh man, I’m just busy. You know, everybody, everybody seems to say that they’re busy. I feel my personal experience and belief from what I’ve seen with working with so many fitness professionals too often times, it’s not that they’re too busy. It’s that they’re too disorganized and scattered and they’re all over the place. They don’t know exactly what [00:02:00] they should be working on what they need to be doing when they need to be doing it.

Speaker 2:        And so, because they’re always moving, they feel like they’re too busy, but if they actually looked at the amount of work that they’re accomplishing, um, they would realize they’re really not that productive. So what I want to do today is share with you guys, um, part, one of how I kind of managed time, um, how I look at my time. And then the next episode I want to share with you guys on part two is kind of talk to you about how [00:02:30] my personal daily schedule works, how I’m able to get in everything that I do, um, for, for here with entre fit and all the other companies that I’m involved with, because it wouldn’t happen if I wasn’t extremely disciplined and organized with my time. So today what I want to share with you are the two things that you absolutely need, um, to get started.

Speaker 2:        And those two things are this it’s your daily schedule and your to-do list. And this, those things guys [00:03:00] that when we talk about it, it was like, no, no, no, no. I got to, I’m sorry, I’ve got a calendar. I’m good. Like having something and using something are two different things. You could have the world’s greatest garage gym in your home, right? We know this, but if you’re not actually using it, it’s not going to get you fit. So it’s not just about having these things, but it’s making sure you’re implementing these things on a daily basis. And one thing I will say, I don’t believe time management should take a lot of time because one of the things, the first things I hear, whenever [00:03:30] I start telling fitpros that they should be building out a calendar and getting their daily schedule and their to-do list going.

Speaker 2:        It’s like, I’m just too busy to even get that going. That is the equivalent of a sick person saying I’m just too sick to go to the hospital. Or you know, this trauma’s too bad, uh, to go to the ER, like, no, no, no, no. If that’s, what, if you’re feeling that you’re too busy, you’re not able to get everything done. And you’re all over the place. You have to, I do this because it’s not just going to magically make itself better. One day, all of a sudden your calendar [00:04:00] is going to be perfectly organized. Appointments are going to show up. You’re going to know how bookings are automatically done day. It’s not going to happen unless you take the time. So the first thing I always do, this is a kind of my, I guess, passive aggressive way of handling that situation. I was go, oh man, I a hundred percent understand if you don’t mind me asking, um, or doing this quick little exercise for me really quick, just take five minutes and write down all of your appointments, um, that you’ve done in, in the past two days and, and block everything off in a 15 minute increments.

Speaker 2:        Whenever [00:04:30] they started doing that, they realized like they feel that six bookings a day or something is busy for them, but it’s because they’re all over the place and they’re disorganized. Or the other thing that I always get people with is, Hey, do me a favor and you guys do this for yourself. If you really feel like you’re too busy, do this, and this may be a scary reality check for a lot of you guys open up your phone. I have an iPhone. So I know if you go to iPhone and you look at screen time, look at the amount of time you spend on [00:05:00] social media. And right now you’re probably what was, you’re going to justify it. Like I hear so many people do well. I use that for business. And for marketing Delia, are you really spending, you know, six plus hours a day, marketing your business as if so, better be crushing it.

Speaker 2:        Um, cause most time you’re just sitting there scrolling, looking at what other people are doing, not actually out there building your community and working in your own business, but that’s a different topic. So the point is guys, you probably have a lot more free time, but it’s just [00:05:30] disorganized. So we have to get it organized as we do this. Like I said, I don’t not believe that they should take a lot of time. Uh, me personally, my, uh, time management takes me now about 10 minutes a day. Um, I spent about the first 10 minutes of my office working hours, getting everything lined out. Um, and I have two tools that I use to make that happen. One is my, uh, calendar. And then two is my to-do list. So this is how I personally do it. So for my [00:06:00] calendar, I work here at edit desk now, um, from my home, I’m not, you know, running sessions and stuff like that.

Speaker 2:        Like so many of you guys are, but I love Google calendar. The reason being is it integrates with almost any type of calendar or project management time management software that you’re going to use. Um, it’s free. So that’s a plus, especially for so many of you guys starting out and it’s super simple to use whenever you, it connects. Like I said, with all my zoom meetings and uh, with even like client booking [00:06:30] software that he used to use, everything integrates so super easy to use. So the first thing you have to establish is your calendar. And I tell you guys this, whenever I tell you this, this goes not with this, but just even in the future, when we start talking about apps, services, like automation tools and stuff like that,

Speaker 3:        These are just tools. You don’t have to get these exact same things. It, because the tool is only as good.

Speaker 2:        What is your ability to implement it? So if Google calendars, like I tried that before. I don’t like it. I’m a pen and paper person. I like the handwritten calendar. That’s awesome. I know people that are very successful with that and they’ve got their handwritten [00:07:00] to-do list and their calendar that they take, if that works,

Speaker 3:        Use it, these are just tools. So

Speaker 2:        Get the tool that you’re going to stay consistent with and implement, um, and make that one be yours. So, so for me, I use Google calendar for my, um, daily schedule, or I actually look at it for me in a weekly view. Everything goes in that calendar. And I mean, everything I have blocked off when I start my work day, um, when I shut down my Workday, because on the next episode, [00:07:30] I want to talk to you guys about Workday start-up and shut down routines to how you keep everything organized. So you don’t miss things, client bookings, um, sales calls, all that good stuff, marketing, uh, training or materials. Um, so I I’ve got that blocked in. I’ve got blocked down as far as like, um, certain times for like, uh, family events that I do. Everything goes in my calendar. I got blocked off.

Speaker 2:        Like when we going to church, uh, on date nights with my wife, everything gets blocked off and this is going to be very, very important. Especially if you know, one of the first things that you want to do in [00:08:00] your businesses have some type of a scheduling software set up. So people can book sales, calls, book, coaching calls, and stuff with you. Most of the time, that’s going to integrate with your Google calendar. And so if that’s not up to date, you can easily double or triple book yourself. And that can cause all kinds of problems. I remember when I was first starting out my online business, wasn’t super organized with my Google calendar and there’d be times I’d be out to dinner and then I’d get a notification, Hey, a sales call with, you know, Jim starts

Speaker 3:        In 10 minutes. I’m like, ah, I forgot to block myself

Speaker 2:        [00:08:30] Out. So you have to make sure that you’re, you’re staying on top of your calendar, but everything goes in your calendar guys, because this will help you. Um, we talked about project management before and here. This will help you to be able to see how much time you can dedicate to certain things. It can also start to show you and it could be a big picture view of where potential blockers could be in your business. You know, if you want to grow your business and you look at your calendar, um, and you only have, you know, 30 minutes available a day in between, you know, commute time [00:09:00] session times with existing clients, uh, family responsibilities and obligations, they can kids place and stuff like that. Well, you need to have some realistic expectations on how long it’s going to take to do certain things, or you’re going to have to say, okay, I’m going to have to start making certain sacrifices in order to grow this, uh, the where the way, the way that I really want it to go.

Speaker 2:        So having everything booked and I mean, every single thing booked out, um, I put my wake-up times, every single thing goes in my calendar. Um, I, I joke with people, I’d be the world’s easiest person, [00:09:30] uh, to assassinate because everything was written down and every day pretty much looks the same for me. Um, but you have to put everything in that to-do list or in that, uh, calendar, because then it helps to go over to step number two, which is your to-do list. So most of you guys probably have a, to do list. I probably have several to do list. You got a little scratch sheets of paper, um, written on places and notebooks on the desk, probably have a dry erase board. You write some stuff down, probably types of stuff down in your notes and your phone. And they’re all over the place.

Speaker 2:        You don’t have [00:10:00] a to do list or problem is you probably have like 50 to do lists. And there’s like a thousand things on each one. What we want to do is we want to create a master to do list. This is going to be what helps us to plan out our day. So one are a daily calendar. And once we look at that, we know all the available slots that we have to get things done. Then what we’re going to do is we’re going to go to our, to do list and we’re going to pick just three things to do that day. And these are the most important things that you need to get done. [00:10:30] Um, when you’re first starting out, I always tell people, this is growing your businesses, just like growing your body with your fitness. Um, you’re going to slowly progress things up.

Speaker 2:        So whenever you first get started, it might be difficult for you to show up everyday on social media to create content. So that might be one of your, your daily to-do lists. Um, because it’s not a system that you’ve just got built out for yourself. Um, another to do that you might have every day. It might, whenever you’re first starting out, it might be, um, check in on clients, right? [00:11:00] Cause you don’t have any systems or anything to help you to kind of automate or scale that process a little bit easier. And then another to do might be a lead follow-up or something like that. As your business grows your to do’s will look like a little bit different than most likely be bigger. And they might be projects that you’re working on. And so you’ll have a little section blocked out for those projects, because if you only had three things, like I got to do those three things every day, well eventually what you’re going to start seeing by having everything written down, you’re going to start seeing like, man, this is a to-do list [00:11:30] I have to do every single day.

Speaker 2:        I should create a system around it. And this guys is not the sexy stuff I know to talk about. Like, everybody wants to talk about what hashtags I should use, what social platforms I should be on, what apps and stuff I should use for my online fitness business. By promise you guys, this foundational stuff is the things that I see people not take the time to do seriously. And this always becomes the blocker for their business because they just say, oh, I just have enough time. Or man, I wish I could grow more, but I’m just too busy to do it. You have to get this stuff done in order to make it happen. So on your to-do list, you’re [00:12:00] going to write down everything like as for me or my to-do list. I’ve got it, uh, in my notes app on my phone, I’m sorry in Trello.

Speaker 2:        So I can take stuff as I’m on the go and I can add it, pull it from my notes app and just drop it into Trello. Trello’s what I use. Like I said before for my project management, that’s where I have my running to-do list. So all my to-do lists, I’ve got a broken down into a bunch of different categories from excels client issues, um, like, uh, projects that they’re working on, marketing, um, growth opportunities, all that, that different categories. And then I’ll pick [00:12:30] three things that I’m going to work on for the day. Then those three things go, well, I’ve got this. I was, I was going to try and lift it up. If you guys are watching the video podcast, I’ve got this board from fluid stance. It was given to me from a gift from a client’s the coolest thing ever. It’s this small little, uh, dry erase board.

Speaker 2:        It’s about the size of a keyboard that your keyboard actually slides underneath it. And that’s what I use for notes during the day and where I write my three to do’s for the day. So whenever I get, whenever I wake up part of my startup routine, which we’re going to talk about on the next episode is I look at [00:13:00] my daily schedule and then I pick three things. And on my three things, I write them on my little dry erase board. Now that does not, I mean, I’m only going to do three things for the day. It means those are the most important three things. So for today I’ve got, um, today’s to three big things I’ve got is I’ve got to record these podcast episodes. I’ve got a project that I’m working on with a, uh, another, uh, service provider that I’ve got to work, do some work going.

Speaker 2:        And then, um, I’ve got some travel coming up. So I need to update my [00:13:30] call times for my, uh, coaching calls from my clients. So those are my three things to do after I get those done, I’m not going to stop working. Um, especially if it’s within my blocked off window for my working hours, or I’m going to grab the next thing on the, to do list and start knocking it out. But the problem is, is whenever we have too many things on our to-do list, again, when there’s too many options, we choose nothing. Um, so end up not doing anything from our to-do list. And again, we’re just going to be in that constant state of being busy, but not being productive. So [00:14:00] guys tell you strongly encourage. You make these two things happen and commit to doing them consistently each and every day.

Speaker 2:        The big key to success with this online fitness business stuff, guys is just being consistently disciplined. That’s it. And we’re going to give you all the systems, tools, and resources that you need in order to do that and to make it work for you. So two things you need. I want you guys after this episode to have some type of calendar schedule that you use and you put in, you put, you know, time with friends and family. You put [00:14:30] personal workout time in there on time to read too for, you know, personal development, self development for your, for your business. Um, everything goes in that calendar guys, cause I promise you it’s going to make everything easier. And we’re going to be able to build a foundation off of those things to grow at actual real legit business online. Then the second thing is, is you’re going to create a to-do list, going to have one to-do list.

Speaker 2:        You’re going to put everything in that place. And then each day you’re going to commit to just picking three things off of that, um, to work on it. Like we talked about [00:15:00] on the project management soft, uh, uh, podcast episode, I think it was one or two episodes ago. Um, you might have a big project on that to-do list. So you’re just going to work on, on it for, you know, 30 minutes that day. Maybe it’s coming up with new copy for my website or writing an email sequence for new clients. You might just work on that for 30 minutes and it’s part of that bigger old project strategy. So there’s hope this adds value to you. If you are a real fit pro and you’re ready to create market or scale your online fitness business, and you want to work with us, love [00:15:30] the opportunity to connect with you. Go to entre, fit,, book your free blueprint strategy, call that’s with me. We’re going to do a deep dive into your business. Show you how our three step framework will help you to build a successful, solid online fitness business. So thanks so much for listening guys have an awesome day and we’ll talk soon.