I wanted to share with you guys the scarcity mindset, especially after the pandemic, everything that our industry has suffered, I’ve seen 40% of martial art schools be decimated. That should be a wake-up call for all of us. And for those of you who have survived it, you know how much you’ve suffered and how scary it was. I’ll never forget sitting there during the pandemic and the thought of losing everything I worked so hard for my family’s legacy, my father’s legacy, and it was scary. I’ve seen literally 40 to 50% of our students just disappear overnight. We all went through that right? We all went through that and we survived it.
For those of you that have survived it, it says a lot about our industry’s tenacity, commitment, and determination that should have dissipated the scarcity mindset. That is the mindset that we should no longer have… that other martial arts school, down the street from you, is not your enemy.
We are an industry that is needed in our community. So I implore especially the industry leaders to get rid of this mindset, the scarcity mindset. It’s just disgusting. It’s disappointing to see some of these so-called industry leaders, gurus, consultants, and big companies have this mindset that we are one another’s threat. It’s just so crazy. You know, I like to see every single martial or school in my town thrive. As a matter of fact, I go visit them and I offered him my help. I even tell them “Hey, you want some of my proprietary files?” You see, we need to support each other one another, not be a threat or feel threatened like the other brand is going to hurt them this is what’s hurting our industry.
The Eagles and the scarcity mindset and only promoting the WW dot what’s in it for me.com, that is the worst. The worst thing you can do to yourself is have the mindset of giving okay help and promoting one another. And remember that we are passionate individuals who want to help service provider in the industry, whether it be software, consulting, whatever, embrace one another, help one another, and promote one another.
Don’t have this mindset that the other brand or other consultants, or the other school owner down the street is a threat to you. Anyway, I wanted to really share this with you. Yeah, I recently had a very disappointing experience.
As you guys all know. I’m a senior CEO of Spark, but I’m also first and always a martial artist, a school owner that is dedicated to improving people’s lives in our community. And if I can help you in any way to do that. I’m here for you all, it doesn’t matter. My competitors or actually, I don’t consider anything, anybody, or any other brand competition at all. I’m really proud of how hard they’re working, what they’ve done, and what they’re continue doing.