So here is my ‘Top 4 youth fitness business tips for 2011′ wish list:
1. Look At What Everyone Else is Doing… And Do the Opposite
This has proven to be some of the best advice I have ever received.
In life, in business in all that I do.
Success does leave clues; there is no doubt about that.
And following the successful lead of others can and does prove worthwhile.
But you can pigeonhole that suggestion far too much.
Don’t just follow a plan blindly.
Think your way through an idea and be prepared to stray away from the road always (or typically) traveled.
Don’t look around and see what ‘is’ (or has been successful) and work to replicate it.
See where the ‘gaps’ are and try to fill them.
Every revolutionary, crusading or thriving venture is nothing more than a past idea re-presented with a twist; something that has made it better, more fitting or more value-added.
Mutineers and Radicals are the only people who have ever created real change in the world…
… And they don’t adhere to pre-fabricated plans without considering how to make them different.
2. Stop Thinking… Just Do It
Likely advice you’ve heard before.
But I’d also be willing to bet it’s the kind of advice you can recite at will and have never really done anything with.
The world is chalk full of ‘what if’, ‘but what about’ or ‘what happens when’ souls.
Thinking things through is killing you.
Now, this kind of abrasive and forthright concept can (and almost always does) push people towards defensiveness.
“But,” they tell me “there’s nothing wrong with being safe, organized and careful”.
Well, I suppose that’s true. But when those types of ‘common sense’ rationales are applied non-stop, they lead to inaction.
And inaction is the death of every great idea.
I started the IYCA as an idea in 2003.
The ‘what if’ scenarios would have made me dizzy with fear.
The ‘but what about’ thoughts would have forced me to stare with paralyzed horror.
The ‘what happens when’ considerations would have stopped the idea dead in its tracks.
I had a job.
That job was necessary to pay my bills.
I had no capital.
The kind of capital you need to create something of this magnitude.
And I had no clue what I was doing.
The kind of clue you need to build an organization this large and world changing.
The only thing I didn’t do was stop to think.
I just did.
And trust me when I tell you…
If I can create the IYCA, you can create (successfully) whatever it is you want.
That’s a fact.
Part 2 coming up shortly…
Make 2011 your Very Best Year Yet for your youth fitness business
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