By Jay Williams, TwoBrain mentor

“I think i’m gonna cancel my membership” – a random member

 

“Some of the morning crew are asking why we are doing so many power cleans” – your morning coach

 

“How can you charge that much, you’re crazy!” – A random email from a prospect

 

“I don’t know how to do it” – Your evening coach, when you asked them to do some simple task you thought you explained to them.

 

You ever have one of those days?

 

Nothing by itself is too serious, but all together it just beats you down.

 

At the end of a day like this, you want to throw your hands in the air and say “f— it, I’m done”

 

Been there…last Thursday, in fact.

 

What do you do when you have a day like this?

 

How do you handle stress?

 

For me, it used to be a beer or two.

 

Then, it became a workout, or meditation.

 

All these things work to make you feel better, but they don’t fix the problem.

 

When you’re dealing with all these little things, you have no control over the circumstances.

 

Lack of control causes stress.

 

So how can you get your control back?

 

Two simple steps: control your day, and control the flow of information.

 

To break it down:

1) Control your day (especially the start)

Go back up to that list and imagine that all that bad stuff happened on the same day you signed up 10 new clients.

Do they cause you the same amount of stress? Or do you have a different perspective?

They are still annoying, but maybe it’s not so bad if OTHER things are going well.

What if you focused the first half of your day on making things like this happen?

There are a dozen things you could do before noon to move your business forward.

But none of them get done if you’re dealing with little issues at your gym.

Which leads to…

 

2) Control the flow of information.

Most of these issues come through via email, facebook, or text, right?

What if you didn’t see any of those things until noon?

Who says you have to check in all the time? What bad things will happen if you take a few hours off?

In that few hours, you could accomplish that one thing that will start a snowball of results.

 

Even if you get NO results, just knowing that you’ve done SOMETHING to move your business forward gives you a feeling of control that will make everything else easier to deal with.

 

There are several apps you can put on your laptop to limit access. Or, you can put your phone in airplane mode and cut the cord completely.

 

If you want to avoid having “one of those days”, it starts with taking CONTROL over them.

 

Jay

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