Editorial

Learning, Success, and Suffering Fools in Your Business

Do You Suffer Fools Lightly? I don’t. You’ve likely heard Einstein’s definition of insanity (“Doing the same thing over and over again yet expecting different results.”) Here’s my definition of foolishness: “Shooting yourself in the foot, then blaming the gun.” And, the only thing worse than a fool is a dishonest fool; a dishonest fool…

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The Profit Motive In Running A Martial Art School

Only Businesses That Turn A Profit Stay In Business, And Martial Arts Business Is No Different It always makes me laugh when I see someone criticize an instructor who is running a martial art school for having a profit motive. Or, as one entrepreneur put it, “A business that’s about making money? What a shocker!” Yet,…

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The Truth… Helps

How Embracing the Truth is Essential to Your Martial Arts Business Success Ever hear any of these sayings? “Don’t shoot the messenger.” “The truth hurts.” “The painful truth.” “The cold hard truth.” “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” “Tell a white lie to cover it up.” Why do we have…

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How To Achieve Martial Arts Business Success

What Does It Take To Build A Financially Successful Martial Art School? So, are you ready to succeed this year? I hope so, because I’m about to reveal the steps you need to take to succeed in your martial arts school! The steps to building a successful school are pretty simple. However, the reason why…

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UFC Gym Coming To Your Neighborhood?

Back in January of 2009, I told you about how Dana White and the UFC had announced the launch of the new UFC Gym chain of martial arts and fitness centers. (You can read the original post here) As faithful readers of this blog will recall, I told you way back then that this could…

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Failing Your Way To Success

“The way to succeed is to double your error rate.” Thomas J. Watson Recently, I’ve been reading “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Stanford psychology professor and researcher Dr. Carol Dweck. I’d recommend it for anyone – it’s a clear and well-supported explanation of why your mindset has so much to do with success.…

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