#62. | Daniel Jahn, Part 2 | Owner of Maximum Sports Conditioning | Sustainable Living Through Activism, Optimism, and Preparation | #HiSheila
Welcome to Business Over Beer, the second biggest podcast in the Pacific Northwest behind only The Sasquatch Hunters. On this episode, we are back with Part 2 of our interview with Daniel Jahn, Owner of Maximum Sports Conditioning. Right off the bat, we finally get to meet Sheila the Ball Python. Also, we talk with Daniel about the impact that the COVID-19 Pandemic is having on his business, on the athletes he coaches, and in the community. At the heart of everything he does is sustainability. In life and in business, he doesn’t let his highs get too high or his lows too low, which helps him stay prepared for whatever life throws his way.
In this episode:
Co-morbidities like heart disease and diabetes are causing so many of the complications with COVID-19.
The quarantine has created the opportunity to provide virtual workouts to clients who want to work out that way.
Stability and routine are what athletes need and when all that gets shaken up, it takes a mental toll, especially on young athletes.
Social interaction is such a huge part of learning for these young kids so it’s critical to get them together with teammates and coaches when they can in a safe manner.
They will get back to playing eventually, so the coaching has been similar to off season interactions with the athletes.
This time off is an opportunity for athletes to get better before the season starts.
You need to be prepared regardless of what happens; always be thinking ahead so when it’s time to play, you’re ready.
Live a healthy life and your body can be resistant to things that come up.
The grocery stores put all the candy and soda up front, promoting things that are destroying the community during the crisis; meanwhile the candy and soda companies are making money hand over fist.
The pandemic has brought to light the racial disparities through lack of access to quality healthcare and quality food.
Live your life and run your business in a sustainable way so you can be prepared for whatever lands on your doorstep.
Brought on employees too soon, made some mistakes, scaled back, then probably waited too long to started bringing people on again.
The people you bring into the business become an extension of the business and your reputation is dependent on the people who are in it.
It takes years to understand the peaks and valleys of your business, and having that understanding helps to know when and who to bring on.
Making strategic mistakes is good, as long as you can avoid those mistakes that put you into debt and run you out of business.
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