If you’re a Personal Trainer it’s an absolute must to be good with people, right? We’ve already talked about this: A great trainer is a great people person. But if you really want to expand your fitness business into something remarkable you’ve got to make use of those finely tuned social skills far beyond the walls of your studio.
Why is this important? Well, it’s easy to fall into the habit of seclusion. Maybe you can’t stand other trainers or boot camp owners in your area, maybe you loath the local business owners who operate near you, or, like so many others, you just don’t enjoy talking to strangers.
All those situations are perfectly faultless. No one says you have to like people you don’t get along with and no one can blame you for being unwilling to push yourself into awkward and uncomfortable situations.
But while it may be OK not to like any of these situations it isn’t OK if you never learn how to get over those dislikes.
Sorry folks, but this isn’t the type of business that allows you keep to yourself all the time.
So if you’re shy or feel awkward or uncomfortable, or maybe you just don’t care enough to make the effort, you’ve got to get past all that.
Have I ever told you that I consider myself to be socially awkward? Yeah, in fact, I CAN’T STAND challenging social situations. The first time I had to speak at FBS I just about had a heart attack.
But guess what: I got over it! Because I needed to. Not because it was good for me or because I felt the need to break out of my shell. No, I broke through my social qualms because my business required it.
Just like yours requires the same of you.