Monday Mindset – my ineffective leadership…
“If you can look your teammate in the eye, and not give them the feedback to get them better, that is a sign of ineffective leadership.”
I was reminded of the same quote I read nearly 4 years ago fresh off completing a 3 day leadership and coaching workshop this past weekend.
I had read it when attending a Fit Body Conference. And upon seeing it, it stopped me dead in my tracks like a lightning bolt through my body.
As being honest with myself, at that moment I knew I was an ineffective leader for my team..
And while difficult medicine to swallow at the time…
It was the medicine I needed that served as the catalyst to becoming a student of leadership.
Shortly thereafter upon returning home from the conference, I connected with my team to tell them of my shortcomings. And that I was determined to become better in the service of the team and you, our valued clients.
It wasn’t easy, and it was and still is a slow process but I then began asking for feedback, investing into myself, investing in my team and providing clearer expectations and feedback around those expectations.
Fast forward 4 years, no doubt this is a reason that our program has exponentially increased in value.
This is also a big reason we have been able to keep and grow AMAZING coaches for multiple years since Coach Alicia (Yorba Linda) and Coach Jake (Mission Viejo) who just celebrated their 2 and 5 year anniversaries respectively.
They are absolutely incredible coaches and even better people!
And what has been shown to me is that the more I invest in myself and my team, the better your experience becomes and the more results we can deliver for you and our community.
That’s a lot of pressure, but pressure I am called to accept.
And while I still have a very long way to go in becoming the leader I want to be, I can tell you for certain if I hadn’t continued to invest in myself and team, in addition to your support which we are eternally grateful for…
We would have suffered the same fate as many other gyms in 2020.
Therefore, my message today is that in life, you reap what you sow.
So let me ask you..
Are you investing in yourself on a daily basis?
Are you eating well?
Are you staying hydrated and moving your body with intense exercise at least 3 times per week?
If you are not, you are on the path I was headed down which is….
Being an ineffective leader for your family (aka your team) who is counting on you..
That’s tough medicine to swallow, and sent with love, care and concern but is also the truth.
So in the spirit of providing feedback, that is my hope and promise to you.
If you need help, if you need support, if you need accountability, and if you need feedback regarding any aspect of your fitness, my team and I are here for you.
Make it a GREAT Monday!