3 productive tips to reach your CrossFit affiliate goals

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Yes, the beauty of CrossFit is WOD’s are usually no more than 15 minutes. This is why many people are initially drawn to the craziness of CrossFit, where most of our lives now revolve. Yet, that doesn’t mean we have any more time during the day to get stuff done. As affiliate owners, potential owners, and wannabee’s, the small amount of time we have during the day consumes us with the mundane tasks that we THINK take priority?! Another day ends in frustration, not moving us any closer to our goals.

If starting an affiliate is on your radar, then it’s time to take some steps and manage your time better. Actually, with a few small tips, you can make great strides and feel like a productive Rock Star. Really!

By incorporating even one of the 3 tips, you will begin to take control of your day and realize your dream of not only starting an affiliate, but thriving while working toward it.

PLAN
Either the night before or first thing when you get up in the morning, write down 3 tasks you will accomplish today. I am not talking about eating breakfast or doing the WOD of the day, I mean 3 things that will move you forward. Make a call to an owner of another affiliate that you trust and ask their advice on getting started. Find out what it takes in your state to get your business license. You get what I am saying, take some initiative. Even accomplishing one important task a day will move you closer toward your goal.

PRIORITIZE
What’s important to you? Really. If you want to start an affiliate, what are you waiting for? No one else will make it happen for you. Visualize your dream and take steps to get there. Don’t get overwhelmed with the big picture. Take one day at a time, accomplish your 1-3 important tasks that move you forward and make your future a priority. Those mundane tasks monopolize your time; like reading all the comments on the main site WOD, wasting time on Facebook, and watching every video CrossFit produces. Not saying it is not fun, but if you have goals, my guess is they don’t fit into your plan for success.

EXECUTE
Just think. If you are accomplishing your 3 important tasks each day or at least making them a priority, guess what? They start to become a habit and good things start to happen. Being productive is addicting, and before long, your dream will become a reality.

Don’t let yourself get discouraged! There will be days where you just can’t get those priority tasks done. No worries! Tomorrow is another day to pickup where you left off. Remember: The best time to plant a tree is today!

By the way, if you need help with any affiliate advice, we are here to help in anyway we can. If any of you have any productivity tips that you have built into your life, please share your comments below, so we can all learn.

Additional resources to help build productivity into your day!
If it won’t fit on a Post-It, it won’t fit in your day!
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What are you waiting for? Start your Affiliate already!

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Sometimes you just have to grab life by the horns and go for it. You surely don’t want to get to the end of your life and have a lot of “What if’s?”

You already know what you should do. It is just a matter of getting off your arss and taking initiative. Nobody said it would be easy, if it was, everybody would be doing it. One of my favorite quotes is by Mark Cuban. “It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because… All that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.”

Just like with our new venture, 321GoProject, Spealler and I talked and dreamed about what it would look like to fill a hole that exists in helping CrossFit affiliates with their branding and community building, but that’s where it stopped for quite a while, just talk, talk, talk. We had many reasons why we shouldn’t, but more reasons why we should, so… we decided to make it happen.

I stole this quote off a blog post I recently read from one of my favorite bloggers, Scott Ginsberg. “HERE’S THE REALITY: Going your own way can feel like digging your way to hell with a plastic fork. But it sure beats the career fair.”

Read the rest of the article here! It’s time to conquer your fears and create your future!

Quick CrossFit Affiliate Tip with Chris Spealler

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Before you ever put together your business plan and work out many of your other details in starting an affiliate, make sure you answer these two fundamental questions, which will help drive alot of your decisions.


1. How do you want to run your gym?

 

  • Semi-private classes
  • Open gym
  • Group classes
  • Will you cap your classes?

2. What type of community and culture do you envision for you box?

  • Have the end in sight. Create in your mind what your community culture will look like in a year or two, then start to make it happen, one step at a time.

Once you answer these questions, the rest is easy. Well, maybe not easy, but sure is fun to have a plan!

Building your CrossFit Brand

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CrossFit has organically grown into its own brand. How? CrossFitters love the lifestyle. The “lifestyle” itself defines CrossFit’s brand. A group of people in the community who share the same passions and intensity.

How do you as an affiliate owner reach the people in your local community who have yet to discover CrossFit? Those who are afraid to walk in your doors, because they think the WOD’s are too hard and also those who believe the globo-gym is the way to go. They spend hours refining their bicep curls, working on their max bench and reading the latest trends on the elliptical.

What will draw them to your box and keep them as a client? Affiliate owners know there is no way to compete on price against the local gyms, so you have to sell value. 321Go Project believes it all starts with your brand. Your value lies within your brand.

Establishing YOUR brand or better yet, the brand you would want to portray to your clients can be overwhelming. Have you ever even thought about it? What defines a brand: a logo, name, slogan, website, colors?

Your brand is the entire experience your prospective and current clients have at your CrossFit affiliate. It is not simply your logo, website, and print media.

For example, how long does it take for someone in your box to walk up and greet a newbie? Is the box clean? Are the trainers friendly or seemingly cocky? Is their a good vibe within the community? Do you start on time? Do you have information readily available? That potential client’s first impression of your affiliate will be the deciding factor on whether they will stick around or not.

All these are part of your overall brand. Yes, your logo, business cards, brochures, signs, social media, website and blog need to be designed well and marketed consistently, but they are only a part of the whole.

321Go Project takes pride in running a successful affiliate. Over the next few weeks, we will look more closely into what it requires to build a solid brand within your community, internally and externally. Our mission is to provide you with tips to help you establish your unique brand. We’ll ask some questions, so we can all continue to improve our quest to brand and build the best Crossfit affiliates we know how. Please post your questions/comments on what has worked for you, so others can learn from CrossFit’s incredible community.