Do you ever have those days where you just wake up in a slightly bad mood and then the rest of the day just seems to snowball into a bad day?
Isn’t it weird how that works?
Your view of the world shapes the world around you.
What does this have to do with being a music teacher?
Your view of yourself as a music teacher and how many students you believe you deserve will determine how successfully you will actually become.
If you believe you can’t do something...you won’t.
Your students and clients will pick up on this weakness.
How you feel about yourself as a music teacher and your studio shows.
If you feel like you’re unorganized…
...or if you have a teacher working for you that you feel isn’t doing a good job…
You will have a hard time selling music lessons because people will pick up on your lack of confidence.
Music teachers need to believe in themselves and their music studios in order to be successful!
We’re going to show you how you can start fighting self-doubt RIGHT NOW.
1. Music teachers need to surround themselves with people who believe in them.
As a music teacher, this means you need to surround yourself with students, parents, friends, and family who believe in you.
If you think negatively about yourself AND surround yourself with overly-critical people, it makes it easier for your brain to feed you even MORE negative thoughts.
If you’ve thought through negative thoughts before (even if they’re lies) your brain says:
“Hey! We’ve talked about this before! Here’s the summary: You’re a crappy music teacher!”
You need to start feeding yourself positive thoughts and truths. But more than that, you need OTHER people to feed those positive thoughts and encouragement to you as well.
2. Music teachers need to take care of themselves.
You make your whole living as a music teacher by investing in your students through music.
You help people for a living.
But you can’t help people when you’re running on empty.
It’s the same reason flight attendants tell passengers when there’s a lack of oxygen...you have to put your mask on first before you help the person seated next to you.
Everyday music teachers give, and give, and give.
You HAVE to take the time to refill.
So, what are some things you can do to recharge?
- have some quiet time each morning.
- read a good book and drink some coffee every day.
- make time to exercise.
- go get a pedicure or a massage.
Do more enjoyable things and do them guilt free!
You NEED it.