Most people show up to work tired, stressed, and unable to “find” great help. Typically, in situations like this it has nothing to do with the staff or team, but instead with the limits placed upon oneself. It’s the inability to translate one’s vision into a reality.
One of the best leaders I’ve come to know, shaped his prowess for management by being the head of a SWAT team in Ontario, Canada for nearly a decade. Room for error was not an option when kicking in the door in a hostile situation. Tunnel vision at the task at hand was the only factor which could ensure the safety of all his team members. Luckily for us Tony Smith sat in our latest installment of the Business of Strength podcast to discuss some of the tactics that continue to make him such an effective leader.
He discusses how has turned his leadership skillset into becoming a successful full-time strength entrepreneur. How he along with his wife Dani, also a retired cop, are living a life by design. How they walked away from two stable careers to open the Garage Gym. The Garage Gym has accomplished more in 3 years than most gym business’s do in a decade. Tony discusses how they opened their second location, employee a full team, run off-site events, and his involvement with UFC fight camps!
Tony and Dani are clear cut examples that success transcends job titles. it’s about self-confidence, clarity, and the ability to inspire and motivate. Listen how they quit two six figure paying jobs to spend more time with their two boys and make a huge impact in the fitness industry.
- Dan Goodman
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“Learning and leading are indispensable to each other.”
- 00:00 - The Introduction
- 11:45 - His wife leaving the police force
- 27:10 - Running gym like a SWAT Team
- 34:00 - Tips for Strength Entrepreneurs
- 50:20 - Listening To Employees
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