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5 Steps to Success for Your Martial Arts Business and You

By Bill Storm

Martial Arts Business SuccessDo you feel like you can never take time off, even for important family events? Do you spend countless hours trying to do it all because you’re afraid your staff just can’t do the job as well as you?

As entrepreneurs, many of us end up feeling trapped by our businesses. We spend every waking minute trying to market better, sell more and drive growth … and our personal lives suffer as a result.

So how do you get to that magical place where your Martial Arts business is stable and profitable AND you have the freedom to take some time for yourself?

To reach that next level, you’ll need a winning strategy, a great team and a mindset for success. Here are some steps to get you started:

 

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Take These Steps to Stick to Your Business Resolutions

By Bill Storm

goals1It’s a new year and you’ve got new business goals to accomplish. Maybe you want to increase your memberships by a certain percentage, or add a new class to your schedule.

Whatever the goal – and the steps you’ve outlined to achieve them – you never want to confuse being active or busy with accomplishment.

It’s very easy to “major in minor things.” Many people do so. They are busy all day long performing tasks that have no real value … tasks that don’t get them any closer to the goals they have set for themselves. They procrastinate and put off doing the things that will really make a difference because they know they will be difficult. Don’t let this be you!  Continue reading

How to Overcome Obstacles to Achieve Your Goals – Joe Galea

By Joe Galea

HurdlesWhether you’re striving to reach a high-growth target or achieve any meaningful objective for your Martial Arts school or Fitness business, you’re bound to be faced with obstacles along the way that will put your success at risk. The attitude you have and the actions you take during these critical moments will ultimately determine your success or failure.

The good news is that if you have a goal — or even one that is provided to you — many experts believe you are already half way to achieving success. You will certainly never achieve the goals you never set, so at minimum you are ahead of the game if you have established your goals.

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How to Slip the Faulty Paradigm Sucker-Punch – Rob Colasanti

By Rob Colasanti

An excerpt from “The Martial Arts Business Bible”

Martial Arts Business MindsetMost highly successful Martial Arts instructors made their giant leap forward because they eventually got one single thing right …They changed their PARADIGMS!

Paradigms are your mindsets. They are like the software programs that make your brain work the way it does when it comes to making decisions or forming opinions. Your paradigms develop over the course of your lifetime, or throughout your career and they cause you to see the world as you do. They influence your thoughts and help create your results, both good and bad.

After nearly three decades of observation, I’ve noticed that in the Martial Arts, many instructors never really earn the kind of income they want, or teach the amount of students they could, simply because they are seeing the world through paradigms that do not allow them to grow.

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You Know You’re Headed for Martial Arts Business Success When … – Mike Dolpies

By Mike Dolpies

EnduranceCall it staying power, the energy to persist, the ability to last. Call it whatever you want … the fact is, we can all relate to the need for endurance.

Whether it’s the ability to spar or grapple longer, to work a long weekend filled with special events at your school, or to work the 15-hour day and plan your Martial Arts marketing, stamina is key to keeping at it year after year as you grow your Martial Arts business.

A little over a week ago, we had an exhibitor table and I spoke (for the second year in a row) at the Member Solutions Business Bootcamp.

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Visualization – Part 3 of the Premier Success Formula for Martial Arts Schools – Barry Van Over

By Member Solutions

VisualizationIn our overview of the Premier Success Formula, so far we have gotten motivated in Part 1, and discovered the importance of receiving a true education in Part 2 along with the importance of seeking the knowledge of others that have obtained the success we want. Now it is time to move on to Part 3 and truly visualize exactly what we want.

Visualization is a very powerful tool. The old saying and lesson we teach our young Martial Art students: “If you can see it, and you believe it, you can achieve it.” is so true! Successful people do not achieve great things by accident. Successful people clearly see and define what they want.

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Education – Part 2 of the Premier Success Formula for Martial Arts Schools – Barry Van Over

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Education – Part 2 of the Premier Success Formula for Martial Arts Schools – Barry Van OverPart 1 of our Premier Success Formula covered Motivation. We discussed the understanding that for anyone to obtain real success in any endeavor that they must look at what really motivates them to achieve that success. As we discovered, true motivation is derived from results. This means that many people begin striving for success in an area that they have an interest in, but not yet really with the true motivation to succeed. Their motivation comes from the image they see in their future of what their result could be. So their motivation to begin is a fictitious, false sense of motivation at best.

This makes our next part of the Premier Success System even more important, Education. Education will deliver the real results to spark the true motivation necessary to achieve great success and propel a person’s achievement to amazing levels.

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Your New Year’s Resolution – Protect Your Business – Andrew Kasmen

By Member Solutions

protection   windows 7 wallpapersThe New Year is a perfect time to set new goals for your business for the coming year and for the future. While it is obviously important to have a plan in place to obtain new members and retain existing ones, it is equally as important to protect the business that you have built from risk.

Would your business survive if you were sued by a member who suffered a serious injury during training? How about if one of your employees took a member’s credit card information and used it for their own personal expenses? What if you were sued by a parent claiming that one of your instructors improperly touched their child?

In these litigious times, it is critically important that you protect your investment from liability and financial loss. Moreover, if you run a business like a Martial Arts studio, MMA gym or fitness club that provides physical fitness classes, curriculum and activities, it is critical to protect your business and yourself in the event your staff or members are injured during normal business operations.

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Developing a Solid Business Plan for Your Membership-Based Business – Michael Connor

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Developing a Business Plan for a Membership-Based BusinessWith high unemployment rates, foreclosures in the businesses that surround us, and an ever-tightening credit environment, 2012 will prove to be yet another challenging year for small business owners.

Developing a business plan is a great tool to help you effectively address any challenges you’ll face. More importantly, a solid business plan will help you set and reach your business objectives. After all, if you don’t have goals to meet, how do you know what you are aiming to achieve?

Here’s where to start when developing a business plan:

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