The making of a champion
When I first opened my martial arts school, I thought running a business would be easy. I was a world champion, and thought that alone would result in students knocking at my door. But a year in and I was far from reaching my targets and burning out. I was spending all my energy reacting to the daily problems and business needs, which left me no time to proactively plan.
That's where I quickly learned that being a champion didn't stop in the ring. No, what makes a champion is not the number of belts earned or medals won. Being a champion is not a destination. It's a mindset. It's using focus, preparation and passion to navigate all aspects of life. It was time I started to work smarter and build the foundation of my business.
This takes me to the last ingredient of what I think makes a true champion - leadership.
I set out to create a solution for automating and systematizing processes to help ease the day-to-day operations. Two decades later, the company has now evolved into a team of more than 100 people. We have tested and perfected our software relentlessly, and without a doubt, have made many mistakes along the way. But through that trial and error is how we have discovered a myriad of best practices.
Today, we are proud to be the industry leading martial arts software company, having helped thousands of business owners create prosperous companies. By supporting the martial arts community we help preserve and promote this discipline to the world.
By supporting the martial arts community we help preserve and promote this discipline to the world.
This takes me to the last ingredient of what I think makes a true champion - leadership. A champion's attitude is one that is rooted in collaboration, a commitment to evolve and to make positive impact - both on a micro and macro level. A champion is a leader at heart - he promotes a spirit of collaboration and inspires others to reach their fullest potential