STG 131: Disqualifying the Students You Don’t Want to Teach


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Should you be trying to work with every potential guitar student who knocks on your door? Is being a successful teacher really about working with anyone and everyone, whether they’re a good fit for your studio or not, just to get more money coming in? Of course, the answer to both of these questions is NO! There are some potential students out there who have no business being in your teaching studio, and the right way to handle them is to DISQUALIFY them from your marketing process before you invest too much time or resources into them.

This episode is all about how to identify the kind of students you DO want to work with and also how to identify the people who would cause problems, hurt your business or just be a poor fit for what you do. I’ll explain in depth why you need to disqualify the wrong people, I’ll point out the #1 mindset problem that causes teachers to devalue their own services, and I’ll give you some action steps you can start taking right away to “thin the herd” and filter out the people who would keep you from doing your best work. It takes courage and the belief that abundance is all around you, but this is something that every guitar teacher needs to understand in order to be truly successful.

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STG 131: Disqualifying the Students You Don’t Want to Teach was last modified: December 26th, 2014 by Donnie Schexnayder