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When it comes to running your own Personal Training business, whether it’s online or offline, there are invaluable lessons that traditional education will never teach you – but they are critical to an introvert’s success.

Why introverts, in particular?

Because we tend to be super critical of ourselves, overthink things, and spend longer mulling over problematic or upsetting events.

The problem is, running your own fitness business is hard, especially if you’re doing it by yourself, so if you don’t expect the bad times (of which there will probably be many) and have some decent coping strategies for handling them, you might spend longer than necessary licking your wounds or retreating into yourself, which doesn’t help.

So, here are five things every introverted Personal Trainer needs to know about running your own business:

1: You’ll be pushed to your limits (and it’ll suck)

Prepare yourself for the roller coaster ride ahead. running your own fitness business will push you to your limits. The highs will feel amazing, but the lows can be soul-crushing. Inevitable obstacles and setbacks may leave you feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. However, try not to take these events personally. Your introverted nature is actually an advantage when you know your options. You can put your deep thinking abilities to much better use than replaying the bad situation over and over again in your head. Remember, every setback is an opportunity for growth. Use your immense problem-solving skills to find insightful and creative solutions, and embrace these challenges as valuable learning experiences that will fortify your character and elevate your business to new heights.

2: Your support network is critical

Building a robust support network is an integral part of your fitness business journey. Friends and family can be amazing, yet many of them will never understand exactly what it takes to run your own business. Surrounding yourself with individuals, mentors, and a supportive community that can help you tackle your obstacles and inspire new ideas in practical and surprising ways will be instrumental in your success. You might not need to spend much time with them in reality, but it’s the deep connections you’ll forge with these people that will provide the much-needed encouragement and motivation to keep pushing you forward – even if it’s just from knowing that they are there when you need them!

3: Who you are deep down is the key to everything (if you don’t know who that is, figure it out – quick!)

In the dynamic world of fitness, authenticity is paramount. People like to buy from people, not businesses, so knowing yourself deeply and embracing your true passions, values, and talents will help to differentiate you from the crowd. This can be challenging for introverts because it can feel like we’re baring our soul to the world but taking the time to discover your unique offerings allows you to carve out a niche that resonates with the people who are perfectly suited for you to help. Authenticity breeds success, and aligning your business with who you are at your core will not only attract loyal customers but also bring fulfilment and purpose to your entrepreneurial endeavours. Plus, most problems that you’re likely to encounter in your business will all stem from this one fundamental issue.

4: Nothing is ever a waste of time (your experiences will all be useful)

In the pursuit of success with your fitness business, it is essential to view each experience as a valuable asset. Even seemingly insignificant tasks or prior failures (yes, even the ones that you spent decades trying to master) contribute to your personal growth and skill development. Try to reflect on your triumphs and failures alike, using your analytical superpowers as an introvert to extract knowledge and wisdom from each experience that you can use to your advantage moving forwards. They’ll never tell you this, but your personal development as a human being is the driver of success in your business. So, remember, it is the outlook you choose to have that can transform even the most unexpected experiences into stepping stones towards your ultimate goals.

5: Change is scary but go with it anyway… even if you can’t see what life will be like afterward

Change in any part of life can be both exhilarating and terrifying. Embracing the unknown and venturing into unchartered territories can be an intimidating prospect – especially when you prefer to be in the safety of your own inner world. However, it is precisely through embracing change and venturing into new worlds that we unlock new possibilities and opportunities. Allow yourself to step outside of your comfort zone, trusting that each change, regardless of the outcome, brings valuable lessons that shape the trajectory of your online business. Embrace change fearlessly, for it is through these transformative moments that you will uncover unforeseen growth and success.

As you embark on your fitness business journey, remember these often-overlooked truths. Embrace the challenges that push you to your limits, surround yourself with a supportive network, explore and understand your true self, cherish every experience, and fearlessly navigate change. By integrating these lessons into your everyday business life, you will not only grow as an individual but also set yourself up for remarkable achievements.

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