How Taking Time Off Fuels Business Growth

Ep. 342 FYF with Lesley Logan

Give ourselves permission to be exactly where we are and who we are.

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Show Notes

Lesley Logan takes us on a journey of celebration and introspection in this episode where she highlights the role of rest and perseverance in entrepreneurship. Uncover the benefits of trusting your instincts, taking it slow before moving forward, and acknowledging your inner wisdom.

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In this episode you will learn about:

  • The significance of breaks to energize your well-being.
  • Perseverance to overcome the challenges in starting a business
  • Why trust your instincts and take your time before moving on.
  • Recognize and affirm your innate wisdom beyond mere knowledge.

Episode References/Links:

  • Mentions, Mary Dellanina, an agency member
  • Mentions, Bianca Filoteo, an agency member

Lesley Logan: It’s Fuck Yeah Friday.

Brad Crowell: Fuck yeah.

Lesley Logan: Get ready for some wins.


Lesley Logan
Welcome to the Be It Till You See It podcast where we talk about taking messy action, knowing that perfect is boring. I’m Lesley Logan, Pilates instructor and fitness business coach. I’ve trained thousands of people around the world and the number one thing I see stopping people from achieving anything is self doubt. My friends, action brings clarity and it’s the antidote to fear. Each week, my guests will bring Bold, Executable, Intrinsic and Targeted steps that you can use to put yourself first and Be It Till You See It. It’s a practice, not a perfect. Let’s get started.


Lesley Logan 0:46
Welcome back to the Be It Till You See It podcast. Today is a FYF, it’s a Fuck Yeah Friday, it’s a day where we celebrate a win of yours, a win of mine and a little affirmation to kick off our weekend and to give ourselves permission to be exactly where we are and who we are and be celebrating the little things because sometimes it’s the little things that really take off and it’s the little things that put you exactly where you need to be. So I’m so excited for today because we are halfway through March. Holy, holy, frickin molly, right, holy, how did that happen?

Lesley Logan 1:17
So okay, let me get to your win first because it’s so fun to share yours and this is from agency member Mary Dellanina. And she said FYF I took two weeks off to play in the sunshine of California, not having the money come in for two weeks is difficult, but having the space to journal, go to other Pilates studios, hike by and re-energize my mind and body will benefit me and my students. Had many people signed up for classes while I was away and two new students will be coming next week, happy they’re looking at the weeks ahead of them. Students fill the slots up by snowbirds. And I’m so happy the spots filled, resting poolside today and soaking up the vitamin D. I love this Mary. Was just here at the house for a retreat that I had for business owners, we had a small invite-only business retreat here, which is I’ll get more into that with my win. But I love it because one of the things we focused on the agency members is being able to take time off for themselves and or for their business and get paid to do it. And so it can be hard to like not see the money come in. But actually it already came in because you got paid for this time off the way that we work with our teachers with their magic calculator. So way to go, Mary.

Lesley Logan 2:25
One more win. I’m going to share this because I have a few in. This one’s from Bianca Filoteo. FYF got an amazing five-star Google review from a client we’re working with since September. And celebrating one year of opening my studio, revenue this month was higher than last year. So 2024 is off to a great start. That’s right, it is. Congratulations, happy anniversary of your studio. The first two years are the hardest. So way to go. It’s so, so hard to open up a space, especially when you don’t have the clientele yet. So congrats, Bianca, you deserve that five-star review.

Lesley Logan 2:55
Okay, so my win is the business retreat. It is, I had, if you were a part of the FYFs a couple of weeks ago, you knew I had a Pilates retreat, then we actually went for the Pilates retreat, business retreat into the (inaudible). So we actually did two retreats in one week here at the house. So humongous undertaking. The reason I wanted to do it that way, though, is because I didn’t want people to fly here twice. And I knew a lot of people would stay for the whole week. And so, so many people would say, nope, spread those apart, you can’t do it. But we did it. And we did it via waitlist. And we did it without public promotion. And we did it in a way that served the people who are coming really easy for them to fly at one time instead of two times. And so that is just a humongous win. It’s like sometimes the advice out there is to just do things safely. And um, and yes, you should always consider the risks that are there. But you also have to listen to your gut. And so I’m just so happy I listened to my gut. And for a lot of people asking if we’re doing another business retreat or another Pilates retreat here at the house? And the answer is I can’t tell you right now. And that’s also a second win. It is okay to just celebrate what you did do and not move so far so fast to get to the next thing. I’m sitting in the celebration of how incredibly impactful and just amazing it was to have all those women here at the house and learning about their business and diving in and supporting them and taking time off and creating space for them to learn about what their business needs are and to give them that. And they’re just incredible. And I can’t wait to see what happens with our business. The first time we did the business retreat, we had people open up studios and they doubled their income a year later. And so I’m just so proud of the results that we get. And yes, that may mean that we should have another one already. But the truth is, that’s not how it works. There’s so much in just sitting still. And that was last week’s affirmation, right?

Lesley Logan 4:51
So this week’s affirmation for you to repeat to yourself is I hold wisdom beyond knowledge. I hold wisdom beyond knowledge. Right? You can know something and you can really know something. So you can take in all the information in the world but what wisdom do you have? I have wisdom beyond knowledge. Thank you so much for listening to the Be It Pod. You are why we do this and I’m so grateful for you and happy FYF. What’s your win? Make sure you send it to the Be It Pod, we want to shout it out to you.

Lesley Logan
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Lesley Logan
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Brad Crowell
It’s written, filmed and recorded by your host, Lesley Logan and me, Brad Crowell.

Lesley Logan
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Brad Crowell
Our theme music is by Ali at Apex Production Music and our branding by designer and artist Gianfranco Cioffi.

Lesley Logan
Special thanks to Melissa Solomon for creating our visuals.

Brad Crowell
Also to Angelina Herico for adding all of our content to our website. And finally to Meridith Root for keeping us all on point and on time.

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