Saving Your Sanity By Duplicating Your Efforts
When I started my first studio, I had no intentions of training other instructors to teach for me. However, I soon came to realize that my popularity as a martial arts instructor was a double-edged sword. The more my martial arts school grew, the more I was stretched thin.
The last straw came when I got the flu and had to shut down classes. A parent had pointed out to me that it was the first time I had taken off in two or three years! And, I had to be forced to do it.
That made me realize that I needed help in my studio, because burn out was going to become a real concern for me if I didn’t start delegating some of my responsibilities.
As a Successful Instructor, Your Main Enemy is Burnout
Burn out really is the chief enemy of the successful studio owner. You simply cannot expect to teach 20 or more classes a week, field inquiries and set appointments, teach intro classes, clean the studio, plan and execute your marketing, and handle all the myriad other jobs that are part and parcel of running a martial arts school by yourself… at least, not after your enrollment hits a certain point.
Depending on the level of skill you possess and your ability to work efficiently, you might be able to juggle wearing all those hats for a while. However, no one can do it indefinitely, and that’s the point I found myself at when I was a solo operator in my first studio.
After realizing what needed to be done, I started developing systems that would allow me to recruit, select, train, and hire staff for my martial arts studio. Furthermore, I also created systems for developing leadership teams in my school. The end result was that I saved myself from going insane trying to do everything myself, and I was able to continue to grow my studio at a rapid pace.
The Challenge of Finding and Training Good Staff
One of my goals is to make sure that all the systems and procedures that I developed for starting and growing my martial art studios get documented and disseminated to the public. After all, the systems are proven to work, and work well.
Not only that, but they’re designed to work hand-in-glove with Small Dojo Big Profits. I’ve always sought to run my schools with minimal overhead and maximum efficiency, and no doubt I’ve been able to do it because I invested considerable time in learning to apply Pareto’s 80/20 principle and Ockham’s Razor to the task of creating systems for martial arts school management.
So when I approached the task of creating systems for finding, training, and hiring staff, I made sure to follow the same approach. My goal was to create a system that would allow me to keep my payroll overhead low while still having enough paid staff to operate a growing studio. Sounds like quite a challenge, right?
Well, I’m happy to say that the systems I’ve developed and refined over the last two decades have proven to be effective in solving the staffing puzzle in my own schools. And now, I’ve finally decided to release those staff training systems to the public.
Developing Staff and Leadership Teams for Your Martial Arts School
In my new book, Martial Art School Staff and Leadership Team Training, I reveal my entire system for developing and training staff and leadership teams for Small Dojo Big Profits minded studio owners.
Like the other titles in my Martial Arts Business Success Steps series, this book succinctly details the exact steps you must take to select and train instructors, assistants, and leadership teams for your martial arts school. Now, instead of chasing your tail and wishing you had 48 hours in every day, you can easily find and train qualified people to assist you in the daily tasks of running your studio.
And the best part is, this system is super-simple to implement because everything you need to know is included in this manual… including a complete staff and leadership team training class curriculum that you can follow for developing your own assistant instructors and class leaders.
I know a lot of you have asked me for this information over the years, and I apologize for taking so long to get this released. However, I know that once you read the material included in this book and implement it in your studio, you’ll agree that it was worth the wait.
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