As many of you know, Justin and I will be out of town next week for a four-day conference. And if you know us, you know that we take a lot of pride in Energia and 50/50 Fitness, and we work hard to maintain its continued success. We are very excited to go, as we are expecting to learn about the latest in our industry, but we are also anxious about leaving the gym for an extended period. Luckily, we have a fantastic staff who are impressively stepping up to the challenge of helping to lead the gym. We also have been preparing extensively for the past month, making sure we have all of our ducks in a row well before we leave for the airport Mondaymorning.
And that brings me to what I want to address this week: preparation. I spoke two weeks ago about expecting the unexpected, since things come up and happen suddenly all the time. But it’s just as useful to plan for the things you are expecting to happen. This includes, but is nowhere limited to, birthdays, holidays, vacations, busy times at work, going back to work after an extended leave, anniversaries, retirement, weddings, etc. Anytime there is an interruption in the daily schedule—expected or not—there is a bit of anxiety involved. The more forethought you give to these events though, the better able you will be able to prepare for them. And the better able you are to prepare, the less stress you will have leading up to, during, and after the expected event. Don’t leave it for the last minute.
Your challenge this week is to think about an expected event that will take place in the near future. Make a list of things you need to do to accomplish beforehand, writing everything down as it comes to mind. Then, priortize the list and make a timeline. Set deadlines for yourself. I know that the act of preparation can seem so daunting, but I can tell you now that I am extremely gratified knowing we won’t be scrambling around in these final days before the conference. I guarantee you will feel the same peace of mind with a little preparation!
Part two of your challenge this week is to sign up for classes for next week now, as we have several new instructors on the schedule, and I’m so excited for you to check out what they have to offer! Also, please give our staff members acclamations while we’re gone, as we’re all so very fortunate to have them!