Your job (as it relates to your students) is making people feel good.
I know that some of you would disagree…
But your ability to encourage referrals and retain students is a direct result of how good you are at making people feel good.
The problem is, you can’t give someone something you don’t already have.
So, if you go into work feeling miserable – that’s what you’re giving your students.
It’s easy to dismiss this as trite psycho-babble…
And believe me, I know how hard it is to be Mr. Chipper when your inquiries and enrollments are down and you feel like you’re bleeding money everywhere.
“…your ability to ENCOURAGE REFERRALS and RETAIN STUDENTS is a direct result of how good you are at MAKING PEOPLE FEEL GOOD.”
But, choosing unhappiness is a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you CHOOSE to focus on the negatives, pretty soon NEGATIVES are ALL you see.
Your internal world cannot be out of synch with your external world for long… and the other half of that equation is that the mind controls the body (thoughts control actions).
Thus, your mind soon starts to synch your actions with your thoughts and feelings. When those thoughts and feelings are negative, here’s what happens:
- You start gravitating toward negative people (and attracting them in droves).
- You start to self-sabotage (often, you can’t see this, but other people do).
- You second-guess things.
- You damage relationships.
- You give a less-than-your-best effort at work (teaching class).
…and so on.
This isn’t some feel-good-secret-law-of-attraction-mumbo-jumbo. It’s natural law, the way God wrote the rules to the universe.
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…”
“A man reaps what he sows.”
“According to your faith will it be done to you…”
It’s inescapable… so instead of fighting universal law, abide by the rules in place and use them to your advantage.
- Give 100% to your students – they deserve it.
- Be that person you’ve always looked up to and admired – deep inside, you are that person.
- Focus on the positives – it’s the only way you’ll get through challenges with your sanity intact.
- Focus first on how you can help others – your attitude is what will bring people in. People are attracted to that which makes them feel good. If you’re happy and energetic, it will really make you stand out as an instructor and people will be drawn to that.
At all times keep in mind that your job is MAKING PEOPLE FEEL GOOD.
As a prerequisite, you have to CHOOSE to feel GOOD.
Flip that internal switch, turn a corner, transform your business, and change your life.