Go For the Gold: 5 Olympic Tips for Entrepreneurs
With the Olympics in full swing, it’s hard not to be inspired to “go for the gold” in our own lives. Just like Olympic athletes work hard and train to improve everyday, so do entrepreneurs. Here are five Olympic tips to inspire you to go for the gold in your HealthyYOU Vending business endeavors!
1. Set goals
Goal setting helps us stay focused as we move toward success. SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely. Whether it’s making the decision to start or grow your HealthyYOU Vending business, setting SMART goals can be the difference between throwing a dart blindly, hitting the bulls-eye—or even exceeding your own personal best.
Michael Phelps hasn’t won 23 gold medals by sitting around waiting for the next awards ceremony. He practices, works hard, and gives his all at every swim meet. All of your dreams are just dreams if you don’t commit and take action.
3. Build a great support team
Olympic athletes don’t just wake up one day and decide to go for the gold. They have a great support team all around them that helps drive their success. We know that ongoing support is one of the most significant factors in the success of new HealthyYOU Vending operators. That’s why we provide critical healthy vending business support right from the start. In fact, we’ve been told time and time again that we give more support that any franchise our operators have previously been involved with.
4. Be passionate
It’s not impossible to succeed if you don’t love what you’re doing, but it’s certainly harder. Owning and operating a business that you feel passionate about can lead to both personal and financial fulfillment. If you’re passionate about good health, about the country’s growing obesity crisis, or simply making healthy snacking affordable and accessible to the masses, your healthy vending business can put you on the road to personal and business success.
5. Roll with the punches
Olympic athletes are no strangers to setbacks, but they persevere. Likewise, business owners can never be certain what each day is going to bring. Entrepreneurs who can adapt to whatever the day throws their way are more likely to see success.
Whether you’re an Olympic athlete or a small business owner, goal setting, commitment, support, passion and flexibility are all keys to success. We encourage you to go for the gold—and we’re happy to help you get there.