So, how committed are you to your goals?
One of the many hats I wear is that of “Coach”
As a matter of fact the kanji characters above my office
say “lao shi” the chinese term for “coach”.
One if the coaches jobs is to hold the members of his team
accountable in their training. There is a simple formula around this…
Attendance => Progress => Interest =>Retention
In other words coming to class leads to progress which
keeps the student’s interest which makes them want to
train longer over time.
Lack of attendance leads to lack of progress and then
the student loses interest and wants to quit.
What’s the common denominator here?
You’ve got to get to class on a regular basis!
So, with that in mind we are implementing what is called
the follow up meter. This is a scale of 1-10 of how aggressively
you would like us to follow up with you when you are not in class.
1-3…we don’t do much if anything! We respect your wish to be left alone
(I will say this is NOT a good way to approach your training)
4-6…We have a standard system of texts and postcards that are sent out
(basic level of follow up)
7-8…includes basic level of follow up with added phone calls
(more of a personal touch in accountability)
9-10…we send our minions over to your house to drag you to
the school and move your arms and legs for you in class.
(super aggressive GET BACK TO CLASS method)
How serious are you about your training?
How serious are you about gaining the value and benefits of being a martial artist?
How serious do you want us to be about how serious you are?
The choice is yours.
Take care and I will see you in class.