Good to hear everyone is passionate about all of their clients. I have to admit, I am surprised.
I haven’t always been passionate about training ALL of my clients. Doesn’t mean I did not like or even love them. Until I got clear about what my passion really was and decided on a niche, I enjoyed my work, but, definitely could never have said I was passionate about ALL of my clients. I also was not a phenomenal trainer when I trained many different client types. Successful, but, not phenomenal.
I asked this question because I find it really hard to find trainers that niche. Especially where I am from. My business doubled when I evolved into my niche. Every time I passed a client on who I cared about deeply, but, wasn’t passionate about training, I would get two to replace the one. I ended up in a place that I am able to work the schedule I want, screen and decide what clients are right for me, and grow other aspects of my business. I could have never said that when I was willing to work with all populations.
Honestly, I managed a large facility with many trainers and we all worked like dogs. None of us in a “niche”. Most of them still working that way. Burn out was normal. I hear this a lot at the many seminars I go to. Very surprising to hear everyone here is passionate about all they are doing.
Let me ask you this…think about the client that you are the most fired up to work with. Who is that person? M or F? Weight loss? Sports performance? Mom, dad? Career? What do they drive? Where do they live? What are their hobbies? Why do you get so fired up about training them? Attitude? What are their beliefs? Values? Age?
So….how many of your clients fit the description of the one that fires you up the most. Don’t tell me they all fire you up equally. That’s my mom saying she loves me the same as my brother and then ignoring me the instant he walks in a room. LOL (just an example….sort of. hahaha there is something about boys and their moms)
I really want to know this stuff. I am working very hard to find people to include in my network that I can refer to. Knowing your thoughts will be helpful for me.
Thanks for all your answers.