Avoid Burnout: How to Take Care of Others While Caring for Yourself

The fastest way to burnout as a helping professional is to take on the thoughts and feelings of your clients as your own. It doesn’t have to be that way. It is truly possible to be available to help others while still leaving some gas in the tank for ourselves at the end of each day.

Avoid Burnout: How to Take Care of Others While Caring for Yourself

The fastest way to burnout as a helping professional is to take on the thoughts and feelings of your clients as your own. It doesn’t have to be that way. It is truly possible to be available to help others while still leaving some gas in the tank for ourselves at the end of each day.

Avoid Burnout: How to Take Care of Others While Caring for Yourself

The fastest way to burnout as a helping professional is to take on the thoughts and feelings of your clients as your own. It doesn’t have to be that way. It is truly possible to be available to help others while still leaving some gas in the tank for ourselves at the end of each day.

Avoid Burnout: How to Take Care of Others While Caring for Yourself

The fastest way to burnout as a helping professional is to take on the thoughts and feelings of your clients as your own. It doesn’t have to be that way. It is truly possible to be available to help others while still leaving some gas in the tank for ourselves at the end of each day.

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Avoid Burnout: How to Take Care of Others While Caring for Yourself

Avoid Burnout: How to Take Care of Others While Caring for Yourself

The fastest way to burnout as a helping professional is to take on the thoughts and feelings of your clients as your own. It doesn’t have to be that way. It is truly possible to be available to help others while still leaving some gas in the tank for ourselves at the end of each day.

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The New Must-Have Skillset for Business Leaders

The New Must-Have Skillset for Business Leaders

(Disclaimer: Hey Fitness People! To avoid any confusion, when I use the word coach in this context I’m talking about the umbrella term for any professional who guides and instructs and not specifically a personal trainer or fitness coach. Cool? Disclaimer over.)...

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The Big Three Questions of Marketing

The Big Three Questions of Marketing

In this video, I break down the three questions you MUST answer to effectively market your business. Give it a watch and let me know what you think in the comments below. (And for those that prefer to read or simply want to get the gist without watching the full...

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3 Tips for Taking Feedback Like a Pro

3 Tips for Taking Feedback Like a Pro

We often focus on improving our ability as managers and leaders to give feedback, but we should also spend time becoming better at receiving feedback. Receiving feedback can be difficult for two main reasons: it is unexpected or it is emotionally triggering. In this...

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6 Reasons Your Marketing Isn’t Working (And How To Fix It)

6 Reasons Your Marketing Isn’t Working (And How To Fix It)

If there’s one goal all businesses have in common, it’s to get more clients and customers.  And yet many business owners are reluctant to get serious about marketing. After all, most people don’t open up a business because they want to become marketers. For obvious...

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5 Quick(ish) Thoughts On Luck, Survival, and Success

5 Quick(ish) Thoughts On Luck, Survival, and Success

Behold! Some useful and provocative business musings to make your life and business better. ************************ Beware Of Advice From Successful, Lucky Idiots A strong operator can handle a crappy market. An amazing market can prop up a sloppy operator. The right...

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What’s Cash Flow And Why Should You Give A Sh*t?

What’s Cash Flow And Why Should You Give A Sh*t?

You have heard the expression cash is king, right? Well, in business that couldn't be more true. Let's start with the basics.   What is cash flow?   Cash flow is the total amount of money being transferred into and out of your business on a regular basis....

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MFF’s Best Blog Post of 2018 (And What You Can Learn From It)

MFF’s Best Blog Post of 2018 (And What You Can Learn From It)

One of the most common issues I heard from business leaders in 2018 was how difficult it can be to create online content that gets traction. With so much noise on our social platforms these days and the rising cost of online advertising, it can harder than ever for...

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10 Quick Tips for Building Community

10 Quick Tips for Building Community

In the past year, I’ve worked with over one hundred business leaders. And in all of those interactions, there was one topic that arose the most frequently. Every business owner wants to know how to build community. It’s not enough these days to just have a solid...

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Want to Manage Your Time Better? Start Here.

Want to Manage Your Time Better? Start Here.

  You know what’s crazy? Time. It’s your only completely non-renewable resource. You can get more energy by resting. And you can always earn more money. But once time is gone… that’s it. If you’re serious about using your time well, it’s important to start by...

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5 Phrases That Will Make You A Better Leader

5 Phrases That Will Make You A Better Leader

  As a leader, you have an outsized impact on those around you. That impact can be a positive one in which you help others be more productive, empowered and inspired. Or your impact can be a negative one leaving those you lead feeling confused, frustrated or...

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Our Free System for Managing Customer Experience

Our Free System for Managing Customer Experience

  At Mark Fisher Fitness (MFF) feedback is our greatest currency. When we foster an open dialogue between our team and our Ninjas (aka clients) our culture and community thrive as a result. With the currency of feedback, you can buy what we all seek in our...

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The Power of Emotion on Purchasing Behavior

The Power of Emotion on Purchasing Behavior

Guest Post by Chris Burgess, Business for Unicorns Adjunct Faculty and Founder of Lift the Bar   “People buy using emotion” is one the of the most common phrases in marketing and sales across the three different industries I have been lucky to have been a part...

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All Models Are Wrong, Some Are Useful

All Models Are Wrong, Some Are Useful

  All models are wrong but some are useful. I’ve used this phrase a million times when talking about business models because it sounds super smart. But I wasn’t sure where it came from. So so I did a little digging. Turns out, this axiom was made popular by...

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How to Completely Change Your Relationship to Feedback

How to Completely Change Your Relationship to Feedback

I am an education junkie. Show me a workshop, book or conference that could help me expand my thinking or help me make a better impact on the world and I am all in. Recently I went to the best conference I’ve attended to date -- the 2018 WorkHuman Conference, created...

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Stop Doubting Yourself: 10 Ways to Overcome Analysis Paralysis

Stop Doubting Yourself: 10 Ways to Overcome Analysis Paralysis

We all do it. Faced with a tough decision, we pause to think about it. Then we keep thinking about it, and thinking about it, and thinking about it. We analyze to the point where we’re incapable of making a decision and taking action. Some of us rarely find ourselves...

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How to Onboard New Clients for Long Term Relationships

How to Onboard New Clients for Long Term Relationships

The beginning of any relationship is always a delicate thing. You’re setting the tone for how things are going to go. Your actions and behaviors are telling the story of how you’ll be showing up for the other party. And understandably, the other party makes a lot of...

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How to Build Instant Rapport and Trust by Being a Better Listener

How to Build Instant Rapport and Trust by Being a Better Listener

Most of us are crappy listeners. We think we’re paying attention, but we’re not. All too often we’re just waiting for our chance to talk. Or we’re judging what the other person is saying so that we can quickly agree or disagree. Or we are lost in our own mental...

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3 Questions to Ask When Hiring Your First Team Member

3 Questions to Ask When Hiring Your First Team Member

One of the most important decisions you will make when you are starting or growing your business is who to hire as your first team member. While hiring the right people for your team is always important, making your first hire as a new business is uniquely critical....

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How to Define Your Company’s Values and Make Them Stick

How to Define Your Company’s Values and Make Them Stick

Let’s start at the very beginning. (I hear it’s a very good place to start. #musicaljokes) What the heck are values? Values are our standards of behavior, our judgment of what is important in life. If I were to ask you about the things you value most in your personal...

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How to Set Boundaries with Clients

How to Set Boundaries with Clients

Video Cliffs Notes The Core IssueIn a high-touch, customer-centric business it is essential to cultivate intimate relationships with your customers.When you have a strong personal connection with your clients you:Have a deeper understanding of...

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The Salt Shaker Theory: 3 Principles of Effective Management

The Salt Shaker Theory: 3 Principles of Effective Management

If you’re looking for insight into successfully managing a team, you’re not going to do much better than famed NYC restaurateur Danny Meyer of Union Square Hospitality Group. His book Setting the Table is a must read for anyone interested in learning more about what...

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The 5 Minute Mission Statement

The 5 Minute Mission Statement

Your company’s mission statement answers the simple question, why do you exist? Having a good answer to that question isn’t trivial. Having a good answer to that question will influence every decision you make about your business. It defines your purpose. Without a...

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Four Apps That Improve My Business and Lower My Stress

Four Apps That Improve My Business and Lower My Stress

The promise of technology is that it helps to improve the quality of our lives, making us more organized, connected, and efficient. But most days I feel like technology makes me less productive. From the daily avalanche of emails to our growing addiction to social...

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Should You Work On Your Strengths or Weaknesses?

Should You Work On Your Strengths or Weaknesses?

One of the great debates in all of personal development and business literature is this: Should you focus your education on shoring up your weaknesses? OR should you ignore your weaknesses and focus on your strengths? In the 70’s and 80’s, personal development gurus...

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