M x V = P Mass (m) x velocity (v) = Momentum (p)
The formula for momentum is Newtons Second Law and states that mass (which means you) plus velocity equals momentum.
I’ve always been fascinated by the laws of nature, and have seen firsthand when they’re applied what radical changes they’ve created in the gym, in business and every area of life.
The law of momentum states that the faster something is moving—whether it be a car, a gymnast or any moving object or thing (like your business), the harder it is to stop.
Momentum also goes hand in hand with personal productivity. Momentum allows you to make the most of your time and create exceptional results you would have great difficulty to achieve without it.
Using the formula for momentum for business success:
If you consider the term “momentum” outside of the world of physics and instead apply it to the business world, you could take the example of someone who starts their own business:
In the beginning you will be putting in daily effort, coaching, answering phones, teaching classes, and cleaning bathrooms. Doing various tasks in the first few days, weeks or months that will show little result. BUT, BOY, WILL YOU BE ABLE TO TELL IF YOU DON’T DO THESE THINGS. Keep doing these things and momentum will grow.
There is always resistance when you’re doing something new and if you start but then take your foot off the gas, you stall creation and won’t reap the immense rewards momentum gives you! For your gym to have momentum, some force needs to set it in motion(your daily actions), and that force needs to be applied over a period of time (consistency) which then guarantees excellent results (if you do highly effective activities and actually work instead of surfing or wasting your time).
It’s also your approach, not your identity that will decide how difficult or quickly you will gain momentum. I have seen coach/ club owners spend more time on their logo or name of their gym than on the content of their program.
Below is a simple formula for momentum that you can use to create exponential results in your business in minimal time:
1. Identify your Goals. Plan clear goals and decide to make it happen. It doesn’t matter if you’ve struggled for years before. What do you want in YOUR gym? Anything is possible and your only limitations are those you place on yourself. Your goals need to be Clear, Concise and Measurable. You should have both SHORT and LONG TERM goals.
2. Identify your Strengths: Identifying your strengths is a key secret to success. When you do, your work will be much more enjoyable, your progress will be much faster and you will get momentum you can easily retain. Working in your weaknesses is like working with a handicap.
3. Systemize Everything: Create a 90 day plan, with a daily method of operation and stick to it no matter what (most people start strong and with the first obstacle or difficulty fizzle out). Analyze which EXACT steps you will take each day and what the most effective tasks are to propel your business forward. You don’t need to know everything when you begin. Pick 1 core strategy and master it (before adding other things) until you’ve gained momentum and you’re consistently getting the results you want.
“If you can’t describe what you’re doing as a process you don’t know what you’re doing” – Edward Demming
4. Start a Tribe: This is one of the most incredible ways to speed up your momentum. By joining together with like minded individuals who share the same vision and help each other, you leverage not only the efforts of a great team but you’ll be able to accomplish things you could never do alone! In the gym there will be no “Dad says NO, I’ll go ask Mom.” In the office you need someone who is as invested in the program as you are.
5. Be Consistent: Being consistent is one of the most powerful and crucial elements to success in any area of life. It’s what sets you apart from the rest and is way more important than moments of occasional greatness or intense bursts of genius! Almost everything in life can be learned, achieved and acquired through consistent focused action and it’s the main reason anyone gains momentum.
6. Get Metrics: Find a way to track exactly what you’re doing in your business and the results you are getting from each activity you do. Even if when you begin you use the method of testing and trying and failing forward fast, running a business without metrics is like driving a car with your eyes closed.
Many people think motivation leads to action, but the reverse is actually true — action precedes motivation. Getting momentum initially might seems difficult (like losing bad habits or instilling good ones), but with a little discipline and follow through, momentum comes and miracles happen!
Full disclosure- I found most of this info from another source while surfing the web at a coffee shop. For some reason- I CAN NOT find that web page any more!