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Communication is the 4th C in effective leadership 150 150 Bryce Henson

Communication is the 4th C in effective leadership

Communication is the 4th C in effective leadership. 

From Kennedy to Hitler (yes he was a horrible person but great leader), to Martin Luther King Jr., great leadership requires strong communication. In fact, you cannot show me a strong leader without this ability. 

This is especially true in today’s technological age. As there are many modalities to master.

From 1-1 meetings, weekly L10’s, boardroom presentations, broadcast emails, live videos on social media, Zoom presentations, and speaking on stage to hundreds, or thousands of people…

There are many ways to communicate.  

Which also means there are many opportunities to improve this critical skill which will add to your leadership ability.

Connection is the next C in the 5 step framework of leadership. 150 150 Bryce Henson

Connection is the next C in the 5 step framework of leadership.

Connection is the next C in the 5 step framework of leadership.

Why?

Leadership is about being able to build deep connections with others. Otherwise known as relationships.

In fact, in order to acquire leadership capital with your following, you have to build strong relationships. 

There’s no other way.

As without deep connection, it’s an uphill battle to lead.

The secret?

You must inherently like people.

Such a basic concept, but mission critical in your leadership.

If you do, you have an incredible advantage as building connections becomes much easier.

As when you do create connections, you increase your influence and can lead at a higher level.

[MM] A White Belt Mentality 768 1024 Bryce Henson

[MM] A White Belt Mentality

BOOM!💥

That was the loud sound of my friend James slamming me on the mat at my first Brazilian Jitsu session on Saturday.

The experience was extremely, extremely, extremely humbling to say the least.

While I pride myself on my fitness and athleticism, I was thrown around like a rag doll.👎

Candidly, I was no match for James who has been training for the better part of a decade. 

In fact, Saturday reminded me of my very first personal training session in January 2007. I felt awkward, scared, uncomfortable, and so out of place.

And I would imagine the exact same feeling as many of our newbies who enrolled in our brand-wide Fall Challenge which kicks off today.

Excited and nervous all at the same time. 

There is something special and needed, in taking a bit of humble pie, putting on your proverbial white belt on and pushing through your comfort zone.

As your comfort zone is where all the growth, the breakthroughs, the happier and better version of you remains.

But the secret is being willing to put that while belt on and start. 🔥

To start is always the hardest and scariest part. 

But when you do, and while incredibly challenging in the moment..

Eventually, the world opens up to you and your life gets better. Just as long as you stay strong and don’t quit. 👊

That’s been my experience with fitness and life. 💪

And I want that for you. 💯

Make it a great week!

-Coach Bryce

PS LAST CHANCE!!! Click HERE to enroll in our 8-week Fall Challenge that starts Monday, September 19!

Connection is the next C in the 5 step framework of leadership. 150 150 Bryce Henson

Connection is the next C in the 5 step framework of leadership.

Connection is the next C in the 5 step framework of leadership.

Why?

Leadership is about being able to build deep connections with others. Otherwise known as relationships.

In fact, in order to acquire leadership capital with your following, you have to build strong relationships. 

There’s no other way.

As without deep connection, it’s an uphill battle to lead.

The secret?

You must inherently like people.

Such a basic concept, but mission critical in your leadership.

If you do, you have an incredible advantage as building connections becomes much easier.

As when you do create connections, you increase your influence and can lead at a higher level.

[MM] “There’s money in the transaction, but wealth in the….” 150 150 Bryce Henson

[MM] “There’s money in the transaction, but wealth in the….”

I had a big learning lesson that I wanted to share with you from last week regarding my former housecleaner. 💥

She was introduced by a referral and have been working with her for the last 6 months. She comes once per month. 

Overall, she’s friendly and has done a decently good job according to my wife Tatiana.

But this past Thursday evening when I arrived home from our Headquarters, I found Tatiana on her knees outside my office door trying to pick the lock.

Her fingers were bruised as she had spent the last 30 minutes trying to unlock the door. 

It turns out that when our cleaner came, she accidentally locked and closed the door before leaving. 

Since Tatiana was trying to solve it, I quickly gave the cleaner a buzz and asked if she could help. The alternative was to hire a locksmith for $200.

Unfortunately, that is what we ended up having to do. 

And this was just after the $250 house cleaning. Ouch!😓

And the worst part is that our cleaner made no offer to help, and even pointed the blame at us as “she doesn’t lock doors, only closes them so had to be your fault”.

She then messaged Tatiana the next day to confirm our next monthly cleaning. Unfortunately, that’s a no-go and the last time we will work together.

Now to be fair, if she made any effort to help and/or was willing to split the cost of the locksmith, that would have been sufficient. 

Stuff happens and heaven knows I make my fair share of mistakes. 

No issues on my end, as we all do.

However, nothing was offered to make the oversight right. Nothing at all, other than turning the blame on her client. 

As you would imagine, we felt very disappointed and will no longer be working with her again. As when the next thing breaks, I definitely know it will be our fault again.👊

While bummed, there’s a lesson here.⚡️

When you make a mistake, take full responsibility and then make it right. 

Simple as that.👍

Personally, that’s a good rule to live by.

And in the business world which you can also apply to your profession, my saying about short term/long term thinking..

“There’s money in the transaction, but wealth in the relationship.”

So sometimes you have to forgo the transaction, make the situation right to guard your relationships, and tap into true long-term wealth.

Make it a great week!

-Coach Bryce

PS Click HERE to enroll in our 8-week Fall Challenge that starts Monday, September 19!

Courage is the next C in the 5 step framework of leadership. 150 150 Bryce Henson

Courage is the next C in the 5 step framework of leadership.

Taking a step back..

Leadership is about being vulnerable. It’s about going against the grain. 

In fact, many times leadership requires you to put your neck on the line to direct change.

This is a fundamental aspect of leadership.

In order to do this… you need courage.

WHY?

Humans are wired to avoid conflict. That’s a fundamental truth of human nature and how our species evolved. 

And yes, there are many advantages to this wiring.

But many disadvantages as well, specifically when it comes to leading positive change.

So in order to lead, you have to have the guts to push forward in the face of resistance. To put your neck on the line for the betterment of your team and clients. Even if it’s the “unpopular” thing to do at the moment. 

A strong leader has to choose progress over popularity.

And COURAGE is the main ingredient in this formula to success.

This is the bottom line.

My friend, I wish there was a softer and easier way. 

But there’s not.

The good news?

Courage is a muscle that can be developed. 

The more you flex it, the stronger your courage becomes.

My message today?

If you want to level up your leadership, you have to level up your COURAGE. 

So keep flexing your courage muscle, you will develop more of it, and be well on your way to being the leader our community needs.

[MM] Whats your deep er reason? 150 150 Bryce Henson

[MM] Whats your deep er reason?

I cannot believe September and Labor Day is already here!💥

As we enter the “Fall season” which is busy with football and back-to-school events.. 

It made me stop and think about what’s really important in life..

So asked myself this question..🤔

Why do most people want to get back in the gym after summer and focus on their fitness & nutrition again?

The most common answers are to lose weight, to get toned, and to get into better shape..

Yes, all of those answers would be accurate.💯

However, I wasn’t inquiring about the surface-level answers.

Rather, the deeper rooted reasons..

If I look internally, the real reason I focus on my health and fitness is so that I can feel better, have more confidence, and be a better support system for myself and my family.

And if you are anything like me, it’s probably the same for you..

Yes – weight loss and muscle building & toning contain big benefits.

But the true value of being healthy and fit is to have better energy & life so you have more time with your loved ones.

With this in mind, my message and call to action today is to always keep the main thing – the main thing!

Focus on you, your health, and fitness, so that you can be there for your family and loved ones. 💪

I took a little time to do that this weekend with my wife Tatiana, brother  Barrett, sister Emma, brother-in-law, and nephews.

And I hope you did the same over this holiday weekend.

If not, what are you waiting for? 

The time is now.⏱

Make it a great week!

-Coach Bryce

PS Click HERE for details about our 8-week Fall Challenge that starts this Monday, September 19! We guarantee you will lose 10lbs or you will train for free until you do!

The first C of leadership is Clarity 150 150 Bryce Henson

The first C of leadership is Clarity

The first C of leadership is Clarity. 

As the leader, clarity inward for yourself and clarity outward for your team & organization is the first step. 

As without a clear target to pursue, friction and underperformance will set in any organization. 

Thus, as a leader, you must take time to reflect, and go inward often, so you have an understanding of where you are. And most importantly, to get clear on where you want to go.

This is the foundational point of your leadership, as it starts with you getting crystal clear on the vision..

And as the old adage says:  “without vision, the people will perish”.

This is very true and starts with you.

My question for you?

  • Does your team know your company goals for the year? 
  • Are they dialed on your rocks? 
  • Are they aware of your target number of members? 
  • Is there clarity of roles within your accountability chart?
  • Are they focused in on the big goals you have for your clients and business?

Your action step?

It’s time to create clarity for yourself and your team.

In the coming weeks, we will compound on this to sharpen your leadership. Next week we will discuss the 2nd C which is Courage!

Leadership Advice to my Former Self 150 150 Bryce Henson

Leadership Advice to my Former Self

Advice to my former self:

Rewind the clock to November 5, 2012, the day Tatiana & I launched our first Fit Body location, I would have told myself to invest & focus on developing my leadership skills. 

As leadership (more than fitness/nutrition coaching) has been the biggest mover in growing my team and membership base. This is the same for our locations’ businesses as well. 

Consequently and in the 10 years of study, I have developed my own leadership framework which I call the 5 C’s. 

I list the 5 C’s below and over the coming weeks, will unpack them. For now, here is your high-level insight and I hope you are looking forward to the 5 weeks ahead!

The 5 C’s of Leadership 

  1. Clarity 
  2. Courage 
  3. Connection 
  4. Communication 
  5. Consistency
[MM] Life lessons from 2 “strangers” 1024 768 Bryce Henson

[MM] Life lessons from 2 “strangers”

Happy Mindset Monday!

Today’s message is about love and gratitude with some life lessons that will help you on your journey. 💥

Looking at the included picture, there are no words to truly describe my deep love and gratitude for these amazing ladies.

The snap is of my mother-in-law Cristina and my dear friend Mara.

They are my 2 most notable Brazilian Portuguese teachers over the last 12 years.🙌

The picture was taken at Mara’s house in Laguna Beach 2 weeks ago, and was the first time they met.

While “strangers” their commonalities and influence in my life cannot be understated.

Both were born years before me in the same decade in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 🇧🇷

They grew up within miles of each other, in a very different place and in a very foreign land.

But similarly, they both provided me with a deep foundation for my 2nd language and deep knowledge into Brazilian culture.

And most importantly throughout my journey of learning from them both, they have become my closest friends.

They have taught me way more than a second language. They taught me about culture, perspective, and about life.

Consequently, they are “life teachers” and have become family in the process.

My call to action for you from the lessons I learned from them over the last decade..

  • Do hard things that challenge you.
  • Routinely put yourself in incredibly uncomfortable situations as this forces growth.
  • Seek monitors that have done what you want to do and gain proximity.
  • Take a deep interest in other people, cultures and backgrounds from a learning perspective.

By following this advice, my life was forever changed for the better.

And I want the same for you.

Make it a great week!

-Coach Bryce

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