Leadership and Business Growth

Want to learn a little secret about leadership? 150 150 Bryce Henson

Want to learn a little secret about leadership?

Want to learn a little secret about leadership?

Expect far more of yourself than anyone else ever will.

Very simple, but very effective.

With that mentality, you will transform into being the hardest worker in the room.

And when you’re the hardest worker in the room..

People will be PULLED, not PUSHED to follow you.

This is key.

Very simple, but very effective in growing your leadership.

Leadership is influence 150 150 Bryce Henson

Leadership is influence

Leadership is influence

Nothing more or less in the words of NY Times Best Selling Author John Maxwell.

If you can influence, you can lead.

The best part?

Creating influence is a skill.  Just like reading or writing.

Be a student of it and ensure to keep digesting & implementing this weekly content to improve your leadership aka influential skills.

Emotions are a powerful tool. 150 150 Bryce Henson

Emotions are a powerful tool.

In leading yourself, realize that emotions are a powerful tool.

Unfortunately, many people let their emotions take control and why they get a bad rap in leadership (rightfully so).

But as a leader, you have to do the opposite.

Embrace your emotions as that what makes you human. 

Use them as a tool for growth. 

As you must be in control, not the reverse.

To illustrate this, I will leave you with insights from Tim Grover, former personal trainer to Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant and author of “Relentless”.

In the book, he cites that both players used to “unleash 48 minutes of controlled rage at their opponents”.

The 2 words are “control” and “rage”.

If harnessed, properly channeled emotions can be a superpower. 

Leadership is about solving problems 150 150 Bryce Henson

Leadership is about solving problems

Candidly, I have to remind myself of this on the tough days which many times are more often than the lighter ones.

Leadership at its core is about solving problems.

The bigger problems you can solve, the better leader you will become.

And consequently, the more money income you will receive. 

Thus, do not complain or shy away from problems.

Realize the value of leadership is having problems to solve.

Embrace them, solve them, and level up your leadership.

Leading from the front 150 150 Bryce Henson

Leading from the front

Leading from the front.

As a leader, it’s essential you develop delegation skills. Ultimately, you are orchestrating your team’s performance so you need to have a higher-level perspective of the entire mission. This skill will aid you in ensuring better execution for the benefit of your team, clients, and following.

Although the dichotomy of leadership is that you also must never lose the willingness to lead from the front.

As there are many times you must roll up your sleeves and do the dirty work when needed. This too will give you the needed ground-level perspective and also garnish support from your team.

In summation, delegate early and often. But keep in mind that you should never ask anyone to do something you wouldn’t be willing to do yourself. This is effective leadership.

Onward.

“There are no bad teams, only bad leaders 150 150 Bryce Henson

“There are no bad teams, only bad leaders

“There are no bad teams, only bad leaders.” – Jocko Willink

This is a tough pill to swallow for any young leader, but it’s the truth.

The leader’s attitude sets the tone for the entire team.  The leader drives performance – or doesn’t. 

This applies not just to the most senior leader of an overall team, but to the junior leaders of teams within the team.

As leadership is needed at every level up and down the chain if an organization is to be successful.

Monday Mindset – Fit Body’s solution to help combat extreme poverty in the war-torn Ukraine 150 150 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset – Fit Body’s solution to help combat extreme poverty in the war-torn Ukraine

Happy Mindset Monday! 🙌

Our franchise-wide Spring Challenge kicks off today with thousands of men and women around North America taking a massive step towards their fitness goals.

This inspires me deeply and I hope it does the same for you! 👊

As getting healthy and fit is one of the most selfish and selfless things you can do. 

Yes, selfish because it helps you. Although it is also incredibly selfless as when you get better, you make everyone around you better.

And if that wasn’t enough, our global Fit Body clients are also answering the call to help combat extreme poverty in Ukraine while getting fit in the process. 

As sadly, extreme poverty is still a reality we face even in our modern-day. 

And the unprovoked actions taken by Russia’s Vladimir Putin against the people of Ukraine have made the problem in this region exponentially worse.

Thus, with our Fit Body client’s help, we are answering the call. 🤙

Every time our members work out at a session and also check in on Facebook or Instagram through the months of April-June, each of our global locations will donate to ChildFund.org to help the Ukrainian relief effort. 

This is selflessness in its highest forms. ❤️

In conclusion, my message for today…

Thank you for investing in your health and fitness. Thank you for trusting us as your fitness coaches and our brand. Thank you for following along with our email content designed to uplift you. Thank you for checking in and coming together to do some good in the process. And thank you for sharing this national piece of press we were recently featured in, as the cause is building momentum thanks to you! 🙏

== > Fit Body’s solution  – Yahoo News

Make it a great week! 

-Coach Bryce 

PS Need help with your fitness and fat loss? I can help. Click HERE.

“Early to Bed, Early to Rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” 150 150 Bryce Henson

“Early to Bed, Early to Rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”

I read this quote by Benjamin Franklin in the fall of 2003. It stuck with me deep in my subconscious but I admittedly I didn’t take action until 2008.

Although single-handedly, it’s made me a better leader of myself primarily, which is 70% of leadership

And then consequently a better leader of others as a ripple effect.

“Early to Bed, Early to Rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”

Simple, not easy as it requires self-discipline. But I highly recommend following its guidance for the betterment of yourself and your team as the 3 promises have held true for me and will for you.

“Leadership Strategy & Tactics” by Jocko Willink 150 150 Bryce Henson

“Leadership Strategy & Tactics” by Jocko Willink

I’ve recently been re-reading Jocko Willinks book “Leadership Strategy & Tactics” and was reminded of some combat leadership takeaways which applies to you, our team, company and mission.

Please read 2x times over!

Cover and move. This principle applies to teamwork. Ultimately no one can do everything alone. A team works together towards a common mission against a common opponent. Teamwork is everything on the battlefield of life and business. 

Keep it simple. Complexity is the enemy of execution. Why is Apple so successful? Very elegant but simple technology. Same applies to the game plan. Simplify whenever possible to ensure execution remains strong.

Detach. As a leader, you must detach from the situation by removing emotion and to gain perspective. This is very challenging and why emotional intelligence is extremely important in strong leadership, although in short supply. The best leaders can take a step back and review any situation objectively.

Prioritize and Execute. As a leader, there’s an endless amount of tasks any organization needs to execute. As if you are not progressing forward, you are dying. But to overcome “analysis by paralysis”, review your tasks. Prioritize which are most important. Start with the most important and begin executing. Take a deep breath, then rinse and repeat. Highly effective although easier said than done.

7 Steps to a Crucial Conversation 150 150 Bryce Henson

7 Steps to a Crucial Conversation

We hired an HR and leadership consultant Anne Laguzza to speak to our Fit Body Elite Mastermind group a few weeks ago. There were many take-aways but her talk on “Crucial Conversations” was especially valuable. 

What are Crucial Conversations you might ask?

There are tough conversations you don’t want to have. But ones that are needed in order to resolve any situation needing adjusting so the team can win.

Unfortunately and whether we like it or not, these are realities in business and in life. 

In fact, the stronger the leader, the more willing they are to lean into crucial conversations which is a big leadership lesson for today. To add more value, here are the 7 steps for you to implement in your next crucial conversation so you have a framework as your guide. 

  1. Embrace. Yes, embrace the suck. Reminder, these crucial conversations are not comfortable but important. Reframe these in your mind as an opportunity for you both to get better.
  2. Don’t Procrastinate. There’s a balance between letting emotion die down and being close enough to the incident as there’s value. Be conscious of this and lean in as soon as possible. 
  3. Clarify Intention. Be clear in your intention for the conversation. Approach with facts, remove emotion and be objective. 
  4. Preparation. Gather information. Data is mission critical to a productive crucial conversation. 
  5. Active Listening. Be Present. What do they feel? Is there anything else I need to know?
  6. Come to a Resolution. Reach agreement. Summarize understanding and then detail out pending action steps.
  7. Follow up. As part of your pending action steps above, set a meeting time to follow up before you end the meeting. Then do it as the fortune is in the follow-up! Check-in with the teammate. Put any non-sensitive information in writing as a follow-up. Anything sensitive can be discussed at your follow up meeting instead of through email.