Do you step out of your comfort zone?
So many times we get in a teaching rut without even noticing it. We're used to a particular book. Or a certain way of marketing. Teaching becomes "predictable" and boring. Once you realize it, you find yourself looking everywhere for answers when we really need to look in the mirror!
Here's an example, let's say you need more students. Should you lower your rate? Some teachers would say yes. Others would scream NO! But neither opinion really matters.
Why? The truth is that we're all different. We live in different regions. We have different levels of experience. We don't even have the same goals!
What matters is what works for YOU! But sometimes you'll never learn what REALLY works until you try changing things up. (Scary, I know!)
My personal example? We moved to a different city last year. Suddenly I was faced with the truth that I would lose my entire studio. It was inevitable UNLESS I stepped out of my comfort zone and tried something new. Skype lessons.
But I'll be honest--I was afraid. What if I make a mistake? What if my parents and students hate it? What if I fail?
After much thought and prayer, I decided it was worth a shot. I summoned up my courage and gave Skype lessons a try. And guess what? It's been a huge success!
Of course, success is never guaranteed and whatever changes you make might not work. On the other hand, you could see more success than you ever dreamed!
But you'll never know if you don't try. And remember, any changes you make don't have to be permanent!
Here's the takeaway. Don't be afraid to try something new! Take a risk!
At the end of the day, it's the only way you'll figure out what works for YOU!