Is being successful really about adding new clients to your business every week? When is enough clients… enough?
Today’s episode is inspired by a question from a listener, Donna from New York (if you have a question for us you can ask it here).
I would love to know your thoughts on the statements “grow or die” and “maintenance is a myth”. Two statements that have been haunting me a little the last few months and how this topic came about. In my particular situation of the pandemic and being in a hot spot, I am happy to be able to stay afloat with my modest community of around 50. Is that just a way to let myself off the hook for not growing?
This question lead Dale and Kyle on a 30 minute conversation about success, poor marketing techniques, B.S. and comparing yourselves to others.
Links and timestamps are below.
- 0:45 – Quick update on how some state’s are letting face to face group fitness sessions resume
- 4:00 – Are the terms ‘grow or die’ and ‘maintenance is a myth’ true? Do I really have to keep growing my business?
- 7:45 – False dichotomies and bad marketing
- 10:15 – Investing in new clients versus your existing clients
- 13:30 – Defining your own version of success
- 16:50 – Being present with what you DO have
- 19:30 – The endless treadmill of comparison
- 24:00 – More on defining your own version of success
- 28:45 – Right Here, Right Now
Success is the person I am and the impact I’m having.
– Dale Sidebottom
Comparison is a game that you will always lose.
– Kyle Wood
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Kyle Wood created Bootcamp Ideas in 2010 when he was hunting around on the internet for workout ideas. He ran a successful bootcamp in Victoria, Australia and spends his spare time managing this site, adventuring (or lazying) with his wife and find new ways to make bootcamps even better.