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June 30, 2021

4 - Building a business & a community during challenging times with SweatFitCo founder Conor Oakley

4 - Building a business & a community during challenging times with SweatFitCo founder Conor Oakley

Big Takeaways: 

  •  If you don’t give yourself any choice, you’ll be more resourceful in figuring things out.

Other Takeaways for entrepreneurs:

  • 2:18 - Conor’s ‘fight or flight’ approach to starting his business.    
  • 6:43 – Now that people have become comfortable with doing a guided workout over Zoom, attendance has picked up.
  • 8:37 – The importance of physical fitness for mental well being.
  • 9:22 – How to hustle when you have no connections or experience.
  • 11:13 – If you’re going to sell yourself, you have to sound different than everyone else.
  • 13:38 – Mistakes that gym owners make, not keeping overhead low to start.
  • 15:20 – Lean Startup principles in action
  • 15:40 – Persistence and creativity again.
  • 18:10 – Finding the balance between delegating tasks and still being involved, particularly in a business where your clients choose you.
  • 22:40 – Building a culture is about selecting the right people and creating repeatable systems.
  • 32:23 – How to tell if a personal trainer knows what they’re talking about.
  • 35:15 – What are the main exercises people should focus on if they’re short on time.
  • 38:00 – You’re the only one responsible for your health.
  • 40:22 – Conor’s story
  • 44:50 – How Conor has had to be creative throughout the pandemic.
  • 46:18 – How Conor thinks about growth and cash management for his business.

 

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