The holidays are coming up on us fast. Halloween will be here before you know it, then Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve. Then another year will have passed—how time flies!
I sincerely hope that by this time next year, you’re kicking back and enjoying the rewards of all your hard work during the previous year. I love the holiday season as much as anyone else, but it’s even better when you are a small dojo owner. Why, you may ask?
Before I opened my studio, I was a nursing student and EMT and had worked in the health care field for some time. Every year without fail, I always managed to pull a shift during Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year (or a combination of the three).
However, owning a small studio changed all that. Once I opened my doors, I was able to shut down my operations every year for one week during Christmas, and one week during the Fourth of July holiday.
Also, I always take major holidays off, like Thanksgiving and Good Friday. This means that instead of working like an indentured servant every holiday, I'm able to spend time making memories with my family and loved ones.
Think about the luxury of being able to spend more quality time with your family and friends. Time is a limited resource. You can never get back the time you don’t spend with your family—every moment you miss with them is lost, forever.
Being able to spend more quality time with the ones you love is just one of the many benefits small martial art school owners enjoy.
If you haven’t started working toward realizing your dream of opening a studio yet, why not start now? I urge you to make it your first priority to get my martial arts school business course and begin working in earnest toward that goal.