Successfully Running A Martial Art School Takes “It” – Do You Have It?
Running a martial art school is tough – no doubt about it.
Do you have what it takes to successfully run a business?
That’s a question you should ask yourself if you fall into any of the following categories:
- You’re thinking of starting and running a martial art school –
- You’re running a school, but struggling to make ends meet each month –
- You’re running a successful school, but feel burned out all the time –
So what is “it”?
There are a million and one things people cite as being “must have” traits for successful entrepreneurs… but I can only name one that will make or break you.
But before I get to it, let me tell you what it’s not…
- It’s not knowledge, because knowledge can be learned, bought, or hired –
- It’s not leadership skills, because you can learn them or operate as a solo practitioner –
- It’s not delegation skills (see above) –
- It’s not high morals (unfortunately) because people succeed in business all the time without them –
- It’s not a strong work ethic, although we’re getting warmer…
Okay, here it is:
It’s an unquenchable desire for excellence in everything you do.
Now, granted – you can’t do everything perfectly, and you’ll kill yourself if you think you can. However, you can do everything to a standard of excellence that exceeds that of the accepted norm…
And that is the true key to success in running a martial art school, or any small business. Excellence.
Why A Desire For Excellence Is A Necessity For Running A Martial Art School
Excellence counts, because it’s the foundation for doing everything else well:
- Customer service,
- Product and service quality assurance,
- Hiring, training, and managing staff,
- Administrative duties, strategic planning, and accounting,
And a myriad of other tasks that fall under the above areas.
You must have a strong desire to aspire for excellence in everything you do if you are to succeed in running a martial art school.
And if you don’t?
Well, don’t quit your day job, that’s for sure.
But if you do, you should feel confident in your ability to succeed in running a martial art school.