When starting or growing your yoga business it’s important to have a clear vision of where you are at and where to want to go. Have a mission statement, business plan, and forecast for the future – but keep it flexible. Your plan needs to be adaptable, adjusting to changes, challenges, and opportunities as they arise – without losing touch with your overall vision.
Too often in business we suddenly find ourselves in a place that we don’t want to be, and wonder how we got there. Take some time to write out your business plan, know where you want to go, and know that your plan might have to change or adapt along the way.
In particular, take some time to think about how you want your day to look. How much time do you want/expect to spend teaching, sitting at a computer, doing admin, planning classes, cleaning your space and your props, marketing, networking etc. As well, think about how you will create time to support yourself – time for practice, family, hobbies, holidays, study, rest. Talk to other business owners, mentors or management specialists and consider if your vision is reasonable, and how to go about getting that.
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Biz Quote of the Month:
The steps to getting there are the qualities of being there. How to get to your business goals requires the same qualities, actions and attitude as achieving your business goals. If you can’t sustain the ‘getting there’ on the road to business/teaching success, then how can you sustain it once you are where you want to be. Endeavor to make every step of your journey one that is grounded in yoga, that supports the needs and goals of everyone involved, and that is sustainable physically, energetically, financially, and spiritually.