There is a romanticized notion of entrepreneurs being self-made. Single-handedly changing the world.
Stepping alone into the unknown and rising to every single challenge.
It’s not wrong, but not entirely accurate either…
(To me, it sounds exhausting actually!)
While it might seem that industry successes are unstoppable pioneers (at least that’s what their instagram feed will have you thinking) the reality is that there is a team behind them pushing them, or pulling them to the top.
Now, don’t misunderstand me - I have MEGA respect for anyone who takes the leap into business ownership. It takes courage, purpose and ambition.
And while successful enterprises may be driven forward by a single leader, that person isn’t usually completely alone.
As an entrepreneur in the wellness and fitness world (or any business), you need people around you.
People at the end of the phone, people who you can take a walk with or meet over coffee. A support network of co-workers, industry peers, business partners, spouses, family, friends and connections who can bounce idea off of. People who champion your efforts, cheer you along and help you work through challenges.
These people also help to keep you accountable, raise concerns that you (the entrepreneur) may have overlooked and give you honest (but necessary) feedback.
Maybe they ask questions, make you think… and share a new perspective.
Hopefully some of your people have industry experience, understand your business and give you valuable tips about what works…and what doesn’t. These people are the bomb ;)
Regardless of who you have around you. You need a support network.
Business thrives on collaboration, networks and partnerships.
And so do you.
More than business growth, I’ve experienced so much personal growth from connecting with people who I respect, who I can learn from and who I think would be good people to be around.
They say you are the average of the five people you surround yourself with most - maybe this is true…maybe not - but people DO inspire you and influence you in SO many ways.
Finding the right people to join you on this journey is invigorating personally and professionally.
Who is on your team?
Who is missing from your team?
P.S. If you don’t have a team but wish you did, I’ve been working on something for a while that you will love. We want to bring together a small ambitious group of studio owners who seek stronger connections with people they can learn from, be inspired by, and get real honest feedback from.
Think 6 months of live calls filled with learning, sharing, listening, Q&A, discussions and accountability check-ins. Offline, you'll get access to a private forum, guides, templates and tools that you can use to help you build your studio business.
And the best part is that this has been a collaboration from the beginning. Inspired Studio Mastermind was an idea born long ago between myself and two lovely studio business consultants who are smart, ambitious and know this industry inside out. Find out more here: www.inspiredstudiomastermind.com