The co-founder of gym giant Anytime Fitness Australia (a feat that landed her on the Fitness Industry Roll of Honour) is now on the board of directors of Boutique Fitness Studios. Here’s how she nurtures entrepreneurial inspo.
1. Streamline Your Priorities
“Prioritizing what’s important and letting other things go is essential for progress. Early in my career, I would take on too many tasks and make it near impossible to do everything. Now, instead of pushing myself to do more, I choose to take on less and do those things with more focus. When I’m clear on what’s important, it’s easier to say no to other things.”
2. Seek Fresh Perspectives
“Nobody will ever have the same journey into business and there are so many ways to approach it. Reading, researching and exploring are essential for finding [your] path. I love traveling to see what trends are emerging and what cool new brands are out there. Travel provides perspective and allows us to discover a world beyond our own.”
3. Maximize Meetings
“These six steps work well: intent Having a clear understanding of what I want to achieve in the meeting, and asking what the other person wants.
Contents: What are the main issues that you agree need to be addressed?
Impact: Listen to all parties and discover what impact the issues are having.
Support: Have an open and clear discussion about the ways you can support each other to resolve the above.
Next steps: Clearly define next steps so that everyone is on the same page. close Did you both get what you needed? If not, make a time to meet again.”
You’ll find me reading…
“Multiple books at a time – usually a combination of leadership, business and personal development ones. I find reading essential for inspiration. The Surrender Experiment by Michael A Singer [about the former CEO’s roadmap to happiness] is one I recommend.”
When I’m low on energy…
“I re-caffeinate and make time for a short walk. This helps with maintaining my mental clarity.”
My mornings look like…
“I’m up around 5am, which gives me time to myself regardless of what’s happening with work or the kids. I have time to read, enjoy my coffee in peace and meditate. This is when I’m at my clearest and have my best ideas.”
A must-have gadget…
“I love writing, so my reMarkable 2 [a tablet that feels like paper, $679, remarkable.com] is my best tool. I take notes throughout the day – it has replaced my many notepads!”