Many people are so passionate about CrossFit that at some point they decide to open a Box themselves. So they usually gather some friends, raise the necessary monies and after having found a space that seems to be ideal, they buy some gear and start their Box. Usually the motivation under this decision are different and span from divergence of vision with their coach about the programming, to the desire to have a space where to train alone whenever they want. And it is a legitimate choice but does they need all the space that we see nowadays the Box use?
Unfortunately the Box won’t remain for a long time a benefit that these guys may reserve to themselves but they will soon open to the public with classes, movements of persons, new tasks to be accomplished and in general will start to leave the personal facility to turn into an enterprise who will ask specific rules to be run properly. And when we say Properly, we don’t necessarily mean an organisation aimed to create a revenue stream but simply a structure able to provide a service with a specific value.
In other cases people who go towards this choice is actually looking for the chance to transform their lives to something different by trying to turn their passion into a real job. But this means to turn into entrepreneurs, even if small, or the create a team where the skill are well distributed in order to cover all the aspects of the management of a business.
Now it is clear that virtually no one has all the needed skill because while one can be very smart in administration, another one may be a super coach but with a bad attitude for dealing with people or with sales, for example. All this can’t be seen as an obstacle but an occasion to grow and learn the required skills.
Of course, one is always on time to rent a coach, also for a simple assessment of how his Box is going and if it can be improved in some aspect.
Now there are two ways to accomplish this result: the first is to “learn by doing” which means taking into account lots of potential and real mistakes until getting to an acceptable level of skills, the second in hire a coach that may help you to get the skills faster and in a very targeted way. It is like renting a sport coach who is able to see your weaknesses will help you to improve working on a specific program designed for you.
Coaching in sports or in business is not so different as in both the cases the goal is to take “the athlete” to the best level as possible considering also his limits, his starting point and his ability to learn. So, regardless the goals one have, before opening a box should be always a good idea because it could save you from dab experiences due mainly to lack of preparation as well as, some times, reveal that your idea is not so good as it seems.
So why not to try to verify what is your level of awareness about your business?