It’s Hard. Do It Anyway.

Running a martial arts business is not easy.

All successful business owners have a belief that success is supposed to be hard but they do it anyway.

If it’s painful, they know they are on the right path.

If they are fearful or afraid, they know they’re on the right path.

They use fear, pain, and challenging tasks as their fuel.

They do not let discouragement set in when it becomes difficult, or it seems impossible; they expect it to be impossible, and they do it anyway.

Today, let your mindset be this. It’s impossible but so what? Get it done anyways and just do the work.

Successful business owners also know that they can make some things easier.

That is why Spark software has been created so that we can lighten the load on some things.

You see, we believe that every true martial arts instructor deserves success, and not struggle.

Things like prospect follow-up, collecting payments, keeping our students organized, communicating quickly, and making rank tests super easy to run.

You know… things we have to do, but find it eats up a lot of our time and a lot of our energy.

So while running a martial arts business requires a ton of passion and hard work, there are some things we can organize and automate so we can work harder on other essential tasks.

If you are feeling overwhelmed, keep working hard, and automate some things to give you leverage to grow.

I think they call that working hard and working smart.

Here are some things you can automate right now…

  • Past Due Payments
  • Renewals
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Sales
  • New Trial Appointments

Keep working hard, also look at how you can work smarter too.

You deserve success.

Create A Belief System In Your School

During the pandemic, 40% of our school industry shakes out. 

And if you have survived and your school is still open it means your market share shoots up. 

Our market share is expanding, that’s why our industry is thriving right now. 

We have the opportunity to tremendously expand our industry into our community and create value.

Martial arts is such a passionate industry – we change lives and impact our people.

In the martial arts industry, it’s all about culture – it will either make or break you. 

We have to instill that kicking and punching are there for a greater cause and you have to create a culture in your school that it is there to change lives. 

That your school is in a self-improvement industry. 

You have to institute a belief system, that your school is a sanctuary to empower people. 

Create a belief system that you are a leader in your school, your staffs are your leaders and your role is to create an impact on your community. 

What Do Leaders Do in Times of Crisis?

Some people when a crisis happens will freeze and don’t move. If there’s danger, their brain can’t comprehend it, so they do nothing and allow the crisis to overcome them with fear.

Here’s my question to you, what do the leaders do, do we become victims? I don’t think so.

As a leader, we need to stand up. And you as a martial arts instructor, have been trained to be a leader and an instructor all of your life. Be the leader who directs the people who are fearful, what we can do is to take our minds off the fear and victimhood then turn our brains and our emotions and actions towards victory. 

We provide training to our students without putting them in danger.

We provide guidance to students who feel lost and confused.

When people are afraid, they need leadership and people that are going to help them.

The energy of the people being fearful and aggressive can make your muscles tense and as martial arts instructors, we help them stay relaxed under the most stressful conditions. 

As a leader, we serve with great honor, discipline, and dedication to take risks for the survival of others. 

Second Most Powerful Human Emotion That Drives Us

This is an important mindset has really helped the Top 1% of School Owners.

Every action starts with a thought and it’s important to understand it a lot of people don’t do is control the thought and the result that they desire. 

For example, you have to have a mindset of greatness, you have to put your mind in a thought pattern of accomplishing greatness, being self-assured that you are destined for greatness, that no matter how difficult or challenging it can you are always having this kind of mindset – I am destined for greatness.

This can also allow you to expand your vision, and it’s important to have this kind of thought pattern.

You are the only individual that can make your destiny come true. No matter how much people believe in you, the most important person that you believe in is yourself, and sometimes our doubts and insecurities discourage us.

If ever you fail, take it as an opportunity to do better next time when you try, also you can become more knowledgable when you’re making mistakes. 

So don’t be afraid to take action, even if sometimes you don’t know what you are doing, that initiative will allow you to learn that will take you to the next steps. 

Having this thought pattern can make all the difference in where you’re headed and where you can be.