When I first opened the gym years ago I had a lot of preconceived notions about how I would achieve success that were flat out WRONG! One lesson that really hit me hard – and honestly hurt my feelings and ego in the beginning – was my assumption that since I knew a lot of people, they’d all be running and breaking down the door to join Dynasty. I expected at least 200 members by year one (talk about bright-eyed and bushy-tailed). After a few months of being open, the harsh reality set in that this was NOT going to happen. I remember agonizing over thoughts that I was doing something wrong or my product was inferior, because if the people that knew me didn’t support me why would anyone else? I vividly remember my mentor telling me that it wasn’t that simple, but it was hard to shake and not take personally. Fast forward to today and I couldn’t be happier with how my business has evolved. I’ve personally been able to impact hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals in their health and fitness journeys over the years of my gym growing and evolving. Some people I knew very well but, now the majority are people I didn’t know before they walked through the doors at Dynasty CrossFit. Looking back, my mindset was very naïve but common for a young entrepreneur who thinks if the product is good – they will come. The key thing to recognize is that sometimes you’re wrong and that’s OK. As long as you continue to develop your expertise and move in the right direction for YOUR business, you can overcome those oversights. When was a time you realized you were wrong?

Coach Sherman