“Purpose is an essential element of you...
It is the reason you are on the planet at this particular time in history.
Your very existence is wrapped up in the things you are here to fulfill.
Whatever you choose for a career path, remember, the struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your purpose.”
- Chadwick Boseman
Even though you know you have a purpose, it doesn't always feel like you do.
That's why I LOVE the quote above from Chadwick Boseman.
Your purpose as a music teacher is to positively influence and impact the lives of your students.
But the things that make you DOUBT your purpose are actually the things that make you BETTER at what you do! It fuels the flame...
As you grow, you're going to realize you need to tighten your make up policy, increase tuition rates, etc ... and some parents will try to disrespect you.
Ultimately, the more you stand for yourself, the more you respect yourself, and the more you believe in yourself, you'll receive doubts and pushback DIRECTLY from those whom you put your career's purpose in.
It's going to happen, but it is opposite of what you think...
The pushback and the struggles you will face will SHAPE YOU FOR YOUR PURPOSE.
- You have to refine the boring business side of owning a music business in order to have a BIGGER impact.
- In order to impact MORE STUDENTS, you have to limit your make ups so you have time for MORE Students.
- In order to focus on giving students the BEST lessons possible, you don't have time to worry about how to pay the bills. You HAVE TO charge a reasonable rate for lessons in order to be able to FOCUS and give your students the BEST QUALITY lessons possible.
See the trend?
Believe in yourself. Respect yourself. Your students NEED you.
What's in the way of fulfilling YOUR purpose with your undivided attention?