Last weekend, Leah and I attended a conference put on by our mentor group. Overall, it was incredibly informative, and equally as inspiring. Over 400 people spent two full days listening to over a dozen speakers on topics such as gym operations, and fostering an amazing culture and the highest levels of training and professionalism. We took A LOT of notes, and they even gave us planners to use to start taking actionable steps.
So, once we were back, the next logical question was, “What’s next?” And for me personally, that’s ALWAYS been the most difficult part. Even BEFORE the weekend I had pages of notes and ideas on things I’d like to see done or implemented within Five Alarm. Now, I’ve got a ton more. Some are obviously more important than others. Some are more involved. Some are behind the scenes. Some are just for fun. With so many options, where do I start?
Here’s the issue… I’ve given myself TOO MANY CHOICES. This is a legitimate problem. Sometimes called Choice Paralysis, or Overchoice, it’s a “cognitive process in which people have a difficult time making a decision when faced with many options.” (Overchoice. Wikipedia.) So, what’s my solution? Action. I’m going to take a bit of time, sit down and prioritize some things, PICK ONE THING to focus on, then set a timeline for myself and get it done. Afterwards, I’ll pick something else, and so on.
This is not unlike when people come into Five Alarm with various goals of weight loss, strength gain, overall health, etc. Before walking through our doors, they’ve been bombarded with messages of “the best” way to workout, “the best” way to eat, “the best” way to be healthy. If they’ve Googled any of those things, they’ve gotten BILLIONS of results (literally). Even after they’ve come to us, we offer CrossFit, bootcamp (Burn), Personal Training, Nutrition, etc. Where do you start?!
My advice? Just start. Choose ONE THING that will improve your quality of life or set you on the path toward your goals. Then start. Make it a HABIT. Maybe it’s big, maybe it’s small. Maybe you’re diving head first into a personalized workout regimen. Maybe you’re cutting out soda. The point is YOU’RE MOVING FORWARD. And if you’re not sure where to begin, ask us! If you’re not a current member, schedule a No Sweat Intro HERE! If you are a member, chat with a Coach or schedule a Goal Setting/Review Session! We’re here to help guide you, one step at a time.
– Coach Josh