Marathon Training 101
Training for a marathon is hard work – it requires a plan while demanding more of your time, discipline, and personal commitment. As a small business owner or fitness entrepreneur, you already have a mindset with the same attributes of determination. But, are you training your business race like a marathon?
Fast Track Tips for Success
Get with a Group – There’s loneliness at the top and it’s no different than long distance running. But being a member of a group, ensures consistency and accountability like nothing else. If you want to improve performance and success, then join a group of like-minded people.
Set Specific Goals – Whether your goal is to “win Boston” or “sell your business”, what’s important is the specificity of the goal. Every season come up with specific, quantifiable goals. Specific goals make it easier to create a strategy and training plan that results in success and tracks your progress.
Set Challenging Goals – Better athletes and business owners set goals that make them stretch and have them try something they haven’t done before. It’s all about elevating your expectations – so aim a little higher than might seem reasonable.
Countdown to Chicago
In the weeks ahead, my marathon training requires me to run several long distances of 18-20 miles – inspite of hot weather conditions. What’s your business requiring of you in the next 50 days? Do you have specific and challenging goals?
To get started – implement your marathoner’s mindset, then leverage its power and you’ll be on track towards exceeding your expectations.