Wild, Wild, Wild Thoughts
Did this title put Rihanna’s voice in your head (in case you didn’t get this reference)? There’s someone else’s voice I want you to hear: your own.
On a run earlier this week I was listening through Eric Thomas’ latest album and came across his concept of a two-word phrase that’s a powerful reminder to keep your dreams at the top of your mental: “wild thoughts.”
“I believe that some of us have gotten so caught up with school and work, you’ve forgotten what you can do as a human…” and “Maybe because you’re a human and you’ve gotten so accustomed to human, that maybe you don’t know what you’re capable of doing as a human.”
He likened the situation to the moment that you receive a new smartphone. When we upgrade phones, we’re (positively) dumbfounded at it’s speed, size, and the endless capabilities!
A human, just like you, dreamed thoughts wild enough to create that same smartphone. So, what are your wild thoughts?
Now, for all of this to be optimally impactful, I think it’s important for you to know who Eric Thomas is if you haven’t heard of him:
Take 30 seconds to read his Wikipedia Page: High school dropout and homeless, Thomas dreamed wild thoughts of a better life. Worked 12 years toward an undergrad degree, then a masters, Thomas is now a PhD recipient, known as “The Hip Hop Preacher” and is one of the most successful motivational speakers in the game today.
Peace, Love, and Wild Thoughts,
Beyond the 100:
Quote: “Do you know how many humans are dead before they die?” - ET
Spotify Track: Wild Thoughts by Eric Thomas: https://open.spotify.com/track/34euMPJ45XhArVmWfHvxAI?si=nvN9qYAhQnef1y2dSlXkfQ
Twitter Follow: https://twitter.com/ericthomasbtc
Experiencing low attendance in your classes or is your gym going through a lull in new members? Globetrotter Wellness Solutions has tips for you that range from thinking outside the box with untapped markets to creative strategies on how to recruit new members.
Recruiting New Members
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5. Go Corporate. Reach out to large companies while relaying the importance of employee wellness and offer a special discount for their employees.
6. Sponsor or host a charity event. Get your name out there whether it’s a 5k run or sponsoring a local health fair. Associate your name with a great cause to gain more exposure.
1. Elderly. The baby boomers are growing! Try teaching a stretching or chair yoga class targeting this special population.
2. Children. Kids have a ton of energy. What better way to burn off that energy than to have a class just for them? Take it to the next level and have a class for kids and their parents, where the adults workout while the kids play together. A win win for all.
3. Men. The boys like to stay in the weight room, try hosting a men’s only class such as yoga (Broga), etc. Get their feet wet with group exercise and reiterate the importance of variety in their workouts. Swole Steve might bench 315 pounds, but can’t hold a 30 second plank.
We hope you learned something new and challenge you to implement one of these tactics in the next two weeks. Let us know how it went in the comments below! Sometimes recruiting new members, means investing more in the ones you already have. Find the hidden treasure right in front of you and get recruiting!
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When in Doubt, Just “W.I.N.”
W.I.N. - What’s Important Now. A monumental acronym that provides a mental reset and meditative focus.
Deriving from former Football Coach Lou Holtz’s mentorship philosophy and his book “Winning Every Day,” he encouraged those around him to ask this question continuously. Upwards of 35 times a day from the moment you rise ‘til the moment you rest.
I have an occasional tendency to make split decisions that jeopardize both my present wellbeing and/or my long-term goals… And I’m sure I’m not the only one. Writer/Public speaker Brian Willis’ hits home on this and words it better than I ever could:
“The simple act of stopping to ask this question causes us to briefly pause while our mind imagines the impact of the choices we have and almost immediately brings to mind the most desirable choice. When I say most desirable I do not mean the choice that will give us the most immediate gratification. I mean the choice that will have the most positive impact for us in our lives, based on the foreseeable future. This one powerful question allows us to prioritize decisions, choices, actions, and events in our personal and professional lives. The reason What’s Important Now is such a powerful question is that it is about both the present and the future.”
Beyond the 100:
Video: Virginia Tech Head Basketball Coach Buzz Williams masterfully explains his WINning philosophy in one minute:
Article: Brian Willis’ full explanation of why he writes books and travels the world preaching the WINning philosophy http://www.lifesmostpowerfulquestion.com/about-win/
Book: Lou Holtz’s book “Winning Every Day” https://www.amazon.com/Winning-Every-Day-Game-Success/dp/0887309534
Tips on how to deal with budget cuts and employee turnover
Summer is almost here and in the world of higher education, that means some staff are probably transitioning to new roles and the search for new employees has begun. Across the nation, funding for education is dwindling. This topic hits close to home as Western Kentucky University had to lay people off and slash budgets across the board; therefore, I named this era “Cutting Season.” Fitness fanatics out there may have thought, “Wait, cardio and clean eating?” No, no my fitness friend, today we will discuss tips on how to move forward when you are faced with a budget cut and how to deal with employee turnover. Globetrotter Wellness Solutions will help you prevail through all seasons of peaks and valleys.
When it comes to employee turnover, prevention is truly the key.
Sometimes budget cuts and employee turnover are not preventable such as someone moving for their family or to accept a better opportunity. Be thankful that your organization served as a stepping stone for said individual. As a boss, it may be frustrating having frequent turnover. So don’t be afraid to ask why people are leaving or what they would change if they were the boss.
No one is going to stay with a certain organization forever. At the end of the day, humans are nomads and we are always on the move. Budgets cuts or turnover alike, be kind to those who come in and exit your life with grace and thank them for the lessons that they provide.
Cutting season doesn’t mean you have to cut connections, so stay in contact with those you want to!
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