How do you define what it means to make an impact?
How do you make sure that you're living up to this vision?
I truly believe with all my heart that almost every studio owner has a servant's heart. They have a piece of them where they feel, “I just want to serve. I want to make an impact. I want to change the lives of these children or these dancers.”
For so many of us, the reason we’re in business is that we want to make an impact. Making an impact is different for everyone. It's about what lights you up and what your vision is for your studio, for your business, and for your life.
How do you measure the impact you're making? If making an impact in your studio or in your community is one of your goals, how do you know that you've actually done that? Well, you track and measure it! Write down your intention and your objectives. Put an action plan in place. And measure your progress.
Sometimes the progress is slow (kind of like raising children) and you won’t see the payoff for years. But it takes the daily working toward your goals to move toward the impact you want to make. If making an impact is your goal, it’s mostly shown in how you show up every day. This includes how your staff shows up, too. And even how your clients show up in the community.
If you're the leader, your job is to get the whole studio involved in making the impact, with the same goals and objectives. Then you make a bigger and bigger impact and change more lives. You have to make sure that you are intentional every single day about showing up - for yourself, your staff, your family, your students. When you show up and get everyone on the same page, that’s when magic happens. That's when we know that we are actually making an impact.