The underpaid is the fault of our industry, we need to start changing our mindset.
Our mindset from a business point of view is still behind many industries and it’s disheartening because as martial artists we make a priceless impact.
How much price tag can we put on increasing a child’s confidence. Imagine this, you have made an impact on a child who had self-esteem issues and knew the answer to the teacher who is asking but is very shy to raise his or her hands.
Now, this child can make eye contact, raise their hand and answer the teacher’s questions.
It’s extremely powerful knowing you made that change for this child.
What is the price tag of that to the parent?
The parent would pay thousands of dollars just to see their child more confident and focus.
You need to understand and get on this mindset not being compensated on that level.
If you want to live passionately teaching martial arts, that passion also deserves a lifestyle and we are undercutting ourselves and not being compensated because of that thought process.
There is a scientific approach and a system to this approach and this can be done.
Start changing your mindset – the first thing you do is to increase your tuition.
35% of the martial arts school across the country have closed down, some of the schools have not been opened, and some don’t have a strong SOP and systems in place which eventually led them to close down.
If you’re still open and survive, there is no reason you cannot thrive.
If you do what you have always done, you always get what you have always gotten.
The only thing that will create an impact for you is when you make a change, you got to make a change.
You know deep inside, you want to start better and have more students.
One last piece of advice is that for this to be achievable, you need to have a powerful technology in place – by using modern-day technology specifically digital marketing.
Start making the necessary changes for you to live the lifestyle you deserve as a martial artist.