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My name is Kyle.

You might know me from the popular community I created for group fitness trainers, Bootcamp Ideas. I’m using my personal site here to write more about two topics I love, connection and community, and how they can be used to build incredible businesses.

You’ll like this stuff if:

  • The type of work you do is as important as profits
  • You describe your business as ‘heart-centred’
  • You’re more interested in building a community than followers
  • You’re an INFJ

You can read my latest articles below (see the archive for older posts) or read what I’m up to now.

I’m looking for mastermind members

I’m looking for 3-4 other business owners and entrepreneurs to create a mastermind group with.

I’ve run masterminds in the past (as the coach/mentor) but I would like to be a participant in this mastermind.

Must haves:

  • Run your own business
  • Available during the morning or afternoon east coast Australia time
  • Committed to meeting online once per week for 6 months.

Nice to haves:

  • Have been running your business online for 3+ years
  • Business makes $100k to $250k per year
  • Heart-based business focused on service

If you’re interested, simply get in touch via my contact page or and we’ll set something up.

Feedback on my feedback

Today I needed to give feedback to one of my team (my “team” is currently just me and one other person 😄).

I was nervous as I didn’t want to come across as overly-critical. The last thing I’d want to do is ruin someone’s day because of a careless comment.

So after spending a bit of time thinking about what and I how I should write this feedback I sent it through.

After we worked out the problem I wondered to myself if I had managed to give good feedback or, if as I had feared, I had merely come across as critical. So on a whim I typed in the chat:

“Great. Okay, now feedback on my feedback… Is there anything I could have done/said differently then?”

She then sent me through a short paragraph of her own feedback of the conversation.

I thought this was such a great exercise, both to help me as a business owner get better at giving feedback, and also for encouraging my team (even if it is just one person right now) to give me feedback on my behaviour and actions too.

30 Days

Today is the 30th day in a row that I’ve posted to this blog.

It’s been part of a challenge I set myself to do two things:

  • Write everyday as the first thing I do when I get up in the morning. Having a child who wakes at 6am, I didn’t think I could do this. But getting up a little earlier so I can have just 15 minutes to write has worked.
  • To show both my good writing and my bad writing because you never really know which is which until you hit publish.

I won’t lie. Some days I feel like I’ve phoned it in with the posts. Some have literally been an idea in 3 sentences that I’ve hastily written in the evening so I could stick to the challenge.

On other days though I’ve felt really proud of what I’ve written. And I guess that’s the point. The point is that to write your best stuff, you also have to write your worst and the point is to continue showing up everyday.

For the next 30 days I’m going to try switching it up a little. I’m going to keep writing everyday but I’m going to try spending a few days on one longer article.

I’m curious to see if I’ll enjoy that more. I’m also curious if I’ll find it harder to keep the daily writing habit up without the pressure of needing to publish and show my work everyday. That has been a really good motivator.

You can view all of the posts in the archive. Many thanks to Seth Godin for writing The Practice and inspiring me to do this.

Adding value

A quick way to measure the quality of something you post online is to ask yourself,

‘Will this add value to even just one person’s life?’

If the answer is yes then go ahead and do it.

Too expensive

When someone says you’re too expensive, what they’re really saying is:

  • I’m not willing to pay that much to have my problem solved.
  • I don’t understand how this will fix my problem.
  • I don’t believe that this will fix my problem.
  • I’m not ready to have my problem solved.
  • I’m overwhelmed and need a way out.

Importantly, as long as someone else says ‘Yes’, you’re not too expensive. So stick to your pricing guns.