Breaking Through Plateaus to More Growth

This past week I hit a very frustrating brick wall and plateau and I was all out of ideas of how grow my business. I know this brick wall I am facing is a big opportunity to refresh my business model, but how to do it remains unknown. LifemovesĀ® is very successful thus far and I am confident that we have an outstanding concept, however just like athletic training, we have hit a bit of a plateau. When I hit plateaus in my career and training I know it is time for a change.

It is time to break the plateau to achieve even more outstanding results. This means breaking out of the mold and trying something extraordinary that challenges myself, my team and the industry. When I am fresh out of ideas I read or go to continuing education sessions. Can-Fit Pro this weekend in the spectacular Vancouver Convention Center was the perfect opportunity to meet up with fitness industry experts and regain some perspective so I could figure out how to break our current plateau.

Our minds are much like spider webs as each piece of new knowledge weaves itself into our current knowledge as we make connections and becomes a new ring on the web. This weekend I felt like an explorer, searching for some answers. Since this weekend was a last minute registration my session choices were more intuitive than deliberate. Each session had its own nugget or two which I could take away and apply. I still haven’t found the way to break this plateau, however I know that I am close.

I need to take some time to digest all the information I received, review my notes and attend “Building a Thriving Wellness Practice” on November 27th. All the stimulus of conferences with 1.5 hour sessions on different topics and then networking with colleagues takes a lot of energy. I will be taking time to recharge by going to the infrared sauna and yoga during the next week. After that it will be time sit down in a quiet space and re-write my business plan.

I know change is needed, I know change is happening. What does change look like? I will know when I am there. To achieve great change and break plateaus we need to disrupt our regular patterns. What do you to create disruptions?

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Alfred Ball
 

Alfred is a Practicing Kinesiologist who started his own business, Lifemoves Health and Rehabilitation in 2007. He has been writing since a very young age. He enjoys writing about the challenges of entrepreneurship and growing a business while maintaining an active lifestyle.

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Amanda Vogel - November 28, 2010

Hi Alfred,One way I help prevent ruts in my job is to go to fitness conferences, as you mentioned. But another way is to step outside the fitness industry, either by reading a nonfiction book unrelated to fitness, or, my favourite approach, taking a short (or long) vacation. Getting away for a few days helps me clear my mind and make room for fresh ideas. Even going for a long walk or taking a day off can help create that same headspace. Thanks for attending my session at Can-Fit-Pro. I'm glad you decided to attend the conference!Amanda

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Alfred Ball, Practicing Kinesiologist - November 28, 2010

Amanda,It is rare that I really read something outside of our industry as there is so much that I already have to catch up. I figure that the info comes into my life when I ask the right questions. It would be great to take a long vacation.The conference was great. I also attended Building a Thriving Practice on Saturday: http://alfredball.lifemoves.ca/2010/11/how-to-build-thriving-health-and.html

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