Everyone in well being and health finally hits the identical wall: Time. Specifically, they run out of it. They begin feeling like there aren’t sufficient hours to educate shoppers, handle their companies, and control progress.
How do prime coaches save time, improve their effectiveness, and work on their very own phrases? With very particular methods. In this text, I’ll cowl these methods. I’ll additionally share one of many instruments that’s serving to 1000’s of coaches change the sport when it comes to time administration and work flexibility.
Today’s article is de facto thrilling as a result of I’m going to cowl one thing that each single particular person working in well being and health (or who desires to work in well being and health) must know.
I’ll cowl the best way to:
- Take inventory of what you spend time on in your corporation.
- Weed out low-value, annoying actions.
- Increase the time you spend on profitable and fulfilling duties.
And, in doing so, I’ll present you how one can coach extra shoppers, extra successfully; earn more money; and have extra day without work.
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“If solely I had extra time…
…I might earn more money, be higher at what I do, and even take a weekend off each as soon as in awhile.”
If you’ve thought this, you’re positively not alone.
In truth, you share the identical downside as a lot of the pushed, formidable, profitable folks I do know: At a sure level, you attain capability.
On the one hand, that’s nice information. Whatever you’re doing is working. You’re in demand. People need to coach with you. More folks than you may deal with.
On the opposite, you’re maxed. You can’t discover a strategy to enroll extra shoppers, earn more money, or simply take a trip with out magically including hours to the day.
Of course, a few of you might need the alternative downside.
You could be new to the sphere, excited to develop your corporation, and smitten by getting extra shoppers… but you don’t really feel like you could have the time, vitality, or assets to create and market an providing to get folks within the door.
Your downside isn’t really time. It’s technique.
To tackle extra shoppers and earn more money—all whereas delivering world-class outcomes and dwelling the wholesome, versatile, passionate life you envisioned—you must be extra strategic.
In different phrases, there’s a strategy to magically add hours to your day.
To get these hours, although, you must be taught and absolutely undertake sure strategies that radically lower the time you spend on lower-value duties. Only then are you able to switch that “extra” time to a lot higher-value (and extra profitable) duties.
I do know, I do know. When within the depths of “time depression” it could possibly really feel like irrespective of how a lot you need to energy by duties, there are at all times three units of 10,000 different issues to do.
More emails, extra periods, and, yeah, your web site might use an replace.
(Enjoy a pleasant, lengthy exercise for your self? Or a day without work? That’s humorous.)
It can appear to be there’s no rope that can assist you climb over that no-time wall. All you are able to do is bang your head in opposition to it, hoping to someday break by.
Trust me, I had the identical downside as you.
Before Precision Nutrition was born, I used to be a well being and health coach operating my very own private coaching enterprise in Miami, Florida.
Like you, I used to be tremendous busy and method too stressed. My frustrations included:
- Spending 45-60 hours every week coaching shoppers on the fitness center ground.
- Spending one other 15-20 hours every week doing issues like program writing, diet plan improvement, report conserving, billing, and gross sales.
- Arranging my schedule across the coaching availability of shoppers, i.e. working each early mornings and evenings, plus weekends.
- Finding that regardless of how onerous I labored, I couldn’t get previous a sure cap on what number of shoppers I might coach or how a lot cash I might make.
Working 60-80 hours each week, my shopper roster seemed one thing like this:
And, once I was being utterly trustworthy, I noticed the outcomes weren’t all that nice. The breakdown seemed kinda like this:
This went for just a few years. I used to be first annoyed. Then mad.
Then I made a decision to determine it out.
Fast ahead to at present.
Our 20-person PN teaching staff works with about 5,000 shoppers a yr. At any given time, every coach works with round 300 folks.
Even higher? They do it nearly, from wherever on the planet they like.
One of our coaches simply spent one other winter working together with her shoppers from sunny Costa Rica, browsing within the morning, teaching on-line within the afternoon.
Another is a dad of 4 kids and he coaches round drop-offs and pick-ups, which he does himself on daily basis.
The better part? Even with this superb flexibility and 10x improve in shopper:coach ratio, we’re nonetheless getting constantly jaw-dropping outcomes like these.
So how does one go from maxed-out and burned-out with 20 shoppers to teaching 300 shoppers, making more cash, dwelling a extra versatile life?
By altering how you concentrate on time administration.
It all began again within the mid 2000s once I met a methods design engineer named Phil Caravaggio.
Phil was accustomed to firms exterior health—like IBM, Dell, Apple—to see how they used methods to simplify or amplify their companies.
He taught me that “being busy” is rarely the actual downside.
Instead, the issue is how we take into consideration productiveness and effectiveness.
We’re informed that, to be extra “productive”, we’ve to work onerous and hustle extra. We’re informed that, to suit extra into every day, we’ve to make use of so-called productiveness hacks and juggle all the pieces that comes at us.
This strategy is essentially flawed; it actually simply asks us to do extra with out displaying us the best way to do extra of the fitting issues, much less of the incorrect issues.
It makes me exhausted simply excited about it.
In reality, productiveness and effectiveness isn’t…
- sleeping much less, working extra, and hustling more durable,
- multi-tasking your social media whereas a shopper is cursing by burpees,
- 1,000,000 cobbled collectively “productivity hacks” which might be speculated to make you extra environment friendly however really simply make your mind harm.
Productivity and effectiveness is…
- organizing and prioritizing your time ruthlessly,
- ditching low-value duties and changing them with high-value duties,
- automating the issues that may be automated,
- focusing the remainder of your time on issues that we name distinctive talents.*
*Unique talents are the issues ) you’re uniquely good at, b) you get pleasure from doing, and c) make an actual affect on your corporation.
Back within the day, we would have liked a system. And so do you.
Back within the early days of Precision Nutrition, we sat down to determine the best way to:
- coach extra shoppers,
- get higher outcomes with every shopper,
- earn more money, and
- reclaim our time.
To accomplish these objectives, we’d must concentrate on getting a while again and driving towards effectiveness. We approached it by:
- First, determining which duties have been low-value and repeatable.
- Next, automating and personalizing the stuff that was repeatable.
- Finally, spending our newfound hours on higher-value duties.
Want to know precisely how we did it?
Here’s the Four-step system we initially developed to educate extra folks to higher leads to much less time. (It’s additionally the system that underpins ProCoach, which you should utilize in your corporation too).
Take a have a look at the place you’re spending your time.
When I first got here up in opposition to main time administration frustrations, I used to be spending round 60 hours every week on the fitness center ground in one-on-one shopper periods…
…plus an extra 15-20 hours every week on enterprise administration duties like report conserving, program writing, lead nurturing, advertising, and on-the-fly life-style teaching.
I bought a ton of achievement teaching shoppers by instances after they felt overwhelmed, incapable, or caught—in reality, in these areas, I felt irreplaceable.
Frankly, all the pieces else I did in my enterprise appeared like a time waster. So I bought actual with precisely what I used to be spending my time on.
Here’s how you are able to do the identical:
What to do
Spend a pair weeks documenting the place each minute of your workday goes and the way these minutes make you’re feeling.
Then divide the duties you doc into two classes:
1. Time wasters
Time wasters are the duties that make you mad and by no means go away; the stuff that makes you dread getting up within the morning.
For me, it was the stuff that appeared like “busywork”—invoicing, counting shoppers’ reps, answering primary questions on protein and peanut butter.
Remember: Your “time wasters” could be completely different from mine. Everyone’s distinctive talents and enterprise objectives are completely different.
2. Time warriors
Time warriors are the duties you do for your corporation that you just love, that you just really feel have a tangible affect in your revenue, and that you’re uniquely fitted to.
What do your shoppers 100% rely in your for? What do you do this makes them so excited and brag to their buddies? What are the particular issues that solely YOU may give them?
Again, the reply will rely in your explicit strengths and enterprise objectives. Maybe you could have a powerful grasp on diet teaching? Or advertising? Or you’re a work-from-home mother who can crush it serving to new moms preserve a match life after youngsters.
Automate each “time waster” you may.
Your objective is to spend considerably much less time on duties you dislike and that don’t significantly help shopper outcomes or enterprise progress.
Ask your self: Am I reinventing the wheel each time I write a exercise program or reply an e mail about peanut butter?
(If so, that’s in all probability one purpose why you resent the duty a lot.)
Think about it: Much of your job as a coach is made up of labor that you just repeat again and again and over.
- Help shoppers outline and decide to well being and health objectives.
- Design exercise and diet plans for individuals who have frequent objectives.
- Check in on shopper adherence and supply accountability.
- Create and distribute advertising supplies for his or her enterprise.
Have you ever observed that shoppers all appear to have the identical questions?
- “How many calories can I eat?”
- “How many reps this time?”
- “What workout can I do on my own this week?”
- “Is it OK to eat cheese while I’m on vacation in France?”
Can you even depend the variety of instances you’ve typed the identical consuming recommendations? Or what number of instances you’ve despatched a passionate plea to maintain going?
Or what number of instances you’ve mentioned, “Yes, enjoy France, and the cheese!”
The reality is, you’re offering the identical primary info repeatedly (and repeatedly), barely adjusted for every particular person.
Now think about with the ability to automate 90 p.c of labor concerned in your “time-wasting” duties.
If you’ve been in teaching lengthy sufficient you’ll understand that the arc of a shopper sometimes follows a selected sample: You must move alongside sure information at sure instances, you must take measurements at explicit benchmark moments to trace progress, and so forth.
So take your record of repeated/repeatable “time wasters”, and full (and—that is essential—save) the work in a single fell swoop.
1. Create your “General” file.
Open up a brand new doc in Word or Google, or no matter instrument you favor. Make an inventory of the sorts of written communication you want again and again in your corporation. For an ordinary teaching biz, this can in all probability embody:
- details about providers and pricing
- welcome messages
- reminders about upcoming periods
- post-session check-ins
- month-to-month “how’s it going?” emails
- common “you’re doing great” emails
- requests and steerage for knowledge like weight, measurements, and so forth.
Once you could have your classes, write (or paste in from emails you’ve already written) the messages themselves.
Depending on the character of your corporation choices, and the way typically you prefer to verify in with shoppers, there could be a variety of normal emails to doc. Take just a few weeks to get this completed. Don’t rush—do it proper.
You now have your “General” file—a brilliant strong basis for any normal enterprise communication it’s worthwhile to ship out.
2. Create your “Programs” file.
Whatever providers you provide in your corporation, you undoubtedly have to speak about them again and again.
Start a brand new doc and record them out. This would possibly embody:
- exercise plan (weight reduction)
- exercise plan (weight achieve)
- meal plan (weight reduction)
- meal plan (weight achieve)
- meal planning methods
- consumption questionnaires
- physique measurement tips
- objective setting ideas
Write (or paste in from packages you’ve already written) and save into this doc.
Here once more, this process would possibly take a while, particularly in case you’re writing packages and questionnaires from scratch. These assets pays you again to your time, belief me.
This is now your “Programs” file, from which you’ll pull any time it’s worthwhile to talk what to do to your shoppers (or what your corporation affords to potential shoppers).
three. Create your “Emails” file.
Go by a pair months’ price of “sent mail” messages and search for patterns. In the seeming hodgepodge of your communications with shoppers, there are in all probability plenty of repetitions. Typically, coaches ship plenty of messages concerning:
- questions on diet and exercise packages
- meal-planning challenges
- questions on diet fundamentals
- normal anxieties about life/objectives/packages/progress
Which emails are nearly the identical?
In a brand new doc, make an inventory of your e mail classes. Under every class heading, paste in your greatest e mail on the subject, and tweak/excellent it as crucial. Save it.
This is your “Emails” file, which you’ll seek advice from every time it’s worthwhile to talk with a shopper (or potential shopper) by way of e mail.
Four. Create your Master Folder.
Save your “General”, “Programs”, and “Emails” recordsdata in a single folder that’s useful so that you can entry. Now, you should have a grasp database of the entire most typical issues it’s worthwhile to share together with your shoppers. You can pull from them once you reply to questions otherwise you proactively ship messages to your shoppers.
You simply saved your self 1000’s of hours.
By the time you pull info out of your Master Folder and paste it into a brand new doc or physique of an e mail, you’re 90 p.c completed.
The different 10 p.c? Customizing for the precise shopper or prospect you’re speaking with.
- Start with a pleasant greeting and a sentence or two about how they’re doing, what they’ve been as much as, and so forth.
- Now, personalize your reply or info primarily based on the shopper or prospect’s particular query.
Sign and ship. All set.
Put your saved time towards “time warriors” (and a long-awaited trip).
The 1000’s of hours you simply saved? Some of them get delivered straight to your private life. Spend a while together with your youngsters, take your self on trip.
Seriously, it’s time.
Also attempting to develop your corporation? Now’s your likelihood.
Put a variety of the “gained” hours towards high-value duties—i.e. your “time warriors”.
Remember, these are the duties that 1) you’re keen on doing and are uniquely good at, 2) can’t be automated, three) have a tangible affect on your corporation and earnings.
That might embody spending one-on-one time with shoppers in a way more focused method (i.e. ONLY to work on the raise they’ve been scuffling with or ONLY to assist them discover a answer to their I-don’t-have-time-to-cook downside).
Or it could possibly be lead nurturing. Or extremely focused advertising. Or operating group teaching periods. Or engaged on a certification.
In the top, right here’s a vital, often-missed level: A time-management system primarily based on automation lets you be extra private.
If you may automate the common materials, then you could have extra time to have interaction with folks by listening, understanding, customizing recommendation, and interacting.
What to do subsequent:
Some ideas from Precision Nutrition
You are you, and your corporation is your corporation.
I can share the methods that labored for me and for Precision Nutrition, however you get to choose what’s greatest for you.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, begin right here.
1. Re-frame “If only”
Stop saying “if only I had more time” and begin taking command of your time.
Review your duties and assess which of them are “time wasters” and which of them are “time warriors”.
Consider: How are you able to free your self as much as do extra of what’s most vital? How can you employ methods to do much less of what’s not vital?
2. Stop working more durable. Start working smarter.
Systems have been invented to clean and streamline processes, and take busywork off your plate.
Try the PN motto: “Never repeat yourself”.
If there’s one thing you do greater than as soon as, you may in all probability automate it or make it extra environment friendly one way or the other.
Get stuff out of your thoughts, off the Post-it notes, and right into a program that can do the work of organizing and remembering for you.
Become vigilant: Every time you do one thing that you’ll must repeat later, seize it in Word or a Google doc. Keep that file useful so you may copy-and-paste it subsequent time you want it.
Meanwhile, you probably have current methods, consider them. What’s working properly? Which ones do you belief most, and why? Aim to do some extra of what’s already working.
three. Make certain your efforts align with the life you need.
If the genie jumps out of the bottle and also you lastly get the free time you’ve been wishing for, what’s going to you do with it?
Will you employ it for the certification you need to get? Upgrade your internet presence? Have extra customized exchanges together with your shoppers? Or spend high quality time with your loved ones?
Know what you need your time for.
Then be deliberate and intentional about how you employ it.
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