In Sports, Star Players Are Born In The Off-Season.
For Business Leaders, It’s No Different.
Are you ready to spend a day with Walter and Team as we help you strategize and develop your course of action for the next 12 months of your business. Our Virtual Off- Season is a full day of planning. Block out 9-5 in order to follow through on the 11 modules that make up the OFF- SEASON training program. RECALIBRATE. RENEW. REFRESH. RECOMMIT to your business for a plan that will impact your business growth and development for the next 12 months.
Ready to launch into your personal off season and don’t have time to do a deep dive but want to do something? The Mini Off-Season is perfect for you. This quick and skinny version of the Off-Season is designed to help you take a closer look at your business and operations. Let us guide you through 4 simple steps to RECALIBRATE, RENEW, REFOCUS and REBUILD your business.
Ready to embark on your Off-Season but want to do on your own? This digital course was created just for you. Grab your team and get to strategizing as we take you module by module in order to engage in your off season plan. The same content and same passion comes across in this self directed course. Your off season on your schedule on your time.
Your absence, regardless of the reason or the duration, will have an impact on your business. However, being proactive in setting your team up for success during your off season will give them more power and you less stress. Discuss your plans with the people who work with you and for you, and give them the tools they need to be successful while you’re away. Your employees and coworkers will pay close attention to the way you manage your off season, both before you go and when you get back, and will follow your lead when it comes to their off season planning. Be courteous of the people around you and give everyone plenty of notice so they can be successful while you are away.
Your off season does not have to mean total and utter seclusion from the rest of the world. You do not have to hide away from the world to have a powerful off season. On the contrary, you could use your off season as a time to connect with mentors and expand your network in a way that you can’t do during your regular professional life. This is a time for coffee meetings with people who inspire you, joining a sports team, book club or Bible study. This is a time to pick the brain of someone more successful than yourself, to start seeing a counselor, or to reconnect with your spouse. Your relationships are critical to your success, and your off season is the perfect time to foster those relationships
In your free download, you’ll learn practical steps to manage the people in your life in a way that makes them feel confident in running things while you’re away. You’ll also learn signs that your off season is turning into a “work from home” season and how to back off when you need to.
The first thing you’ll need to decide when it comes to planning a powerful off season is how much time you’re going to take. You will also need to determine what part of the year makes the most sense for you to do some serious self-reflection and business analysis. Your off season is just that: yours. You may decide to take a week off, you may choose to take a month off. There is no right or wrong duration for an off season. The only rule is that it needs to be long enough to help you feel recharged and refocused, but not too long that you lose your momentum.
In your free off season audio download, we discuss the importance of time management when it comes to your off season. When you choose to schedule this time will have a significant impact on your results. Is the beginning of the year better for your off season? How do you know how much time is enough time? All of this is covered in this exceptional resource.
Once you decide how the duration of your off season, you’ll need to decide on a location. Will you be staying home or do you need a change of scenery? If you are a parent, packing up and leaving the family might not be realistic, but you can still find a calm space, free of distractions, to plan and reflect on your current business model. If you have the freedom and flexibility, spend your off season in a place you’ve never been, or in a city that brings back fond memories. The whole idea is to find inner peace and calm and to give yourself the space for radical self-improvement.
In your free download, we’ll dive into the importance of creating a safe place; a place where you can be free of interruptions and distractions in order to give yourself the opportunity to focus and grow.
- Create a better marketing plan
- Grow our customer database
- Boost company morale
- Strengthen company communication
- Price/cost evaluation
- Leadership training
Whatever it is that you feel that you need as a leader, and what your company needs to reach the next level, is what your focus should be for your off season.
To be honest, this is our favorite aspect of the entire download. It’s so paramount to your success, so critical in reaching the next level, and yet so many people ignore it. If you hear nothing else on this download, take the time to really understand the why behind your off season. You will be amazed at how it changes your mindset and perspective.
In order to maximize the benefits of your off season, you need to be intentional about tapping into the different areas of your life that contribute to your success and happiness. This could mean starting an exercise routine, journaling or meditation. Your off season doesn’t have to be spent in an office crunching numbers. It should be spent focusing on the areas of your life that will make you feel happy, healthy and productive.
Greg Reid once said “A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.” You can not wake up on day one of your off season and make it up as you go along. Days or weeks before your off season officially begins, you should start writing down your schedule and agenda for your time away. What will you do first thing in the mornings? What are some things you’ll do each night? Include pockets of unscheduled time to create a schedule that is flexible. Writing down your goals for this intentional time and your action steps will significantly increase your chances of planning a powerful off season.
Once you listen to the download, you’ll be ready to upgrade to the online training course, which gives you access to a comprehensive workbook and other resources that will take you step by step through how to create a powerful off season. This guide allows you to identify and tackle big challenges, big obstacles and stay focused on big dreams.
Before we step into our off season, we always start with a challenge. We pick something that seems daunting, hard or scary and set it as our off season challenge (OSC.) This is something we want to accomplish, or at least put into practice, by the time we head back into work. This is something we are consistently working towards, and using our off season as a starting line for creating new habits and rituals that will get us out of our comfort zone and next level bound.
Your off season is intentional and necessary in order to be the leader you are capable of being. And the haters will have something to say about it, but we’ve got a few things to say to the haters who can’t appreciate a smart business move. A powerful off season doesn’t happen on accident. It happens when you decide you are going to deliberately use this time for self-improvement, self-reflection and business planning.
Playing on the Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons, Walter Bond learned that playing stronger, faster, and smarter in the regular season had everything to do with how he used his time off.
As a successful entrepreneur, he discovered the most powerful – and most under-utilized -determiner of success in business was not what happened in the office, but outside of it. That’s why he created The Off-Season Training Program.
Through hundreds of keynotes and business bootcamps across the country, Walter has taught countless leaders one of the most well-kept secrets of the highly-successful: The power of Intentionally and deliberately taking time off.
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