Do you have a tough time sticking to your policy? If you answered yes, you are not alone. I would say a big percentage of teachers do. Why do you think that is?
Well, part of it is we are close to our students and many times their family. As many times as my husband tells me I need to stop getting so close, I just can’t help it. Sometimes that alone makes it hard. Other reasons can be we are not completely confidant in our policies or we just have a hard time saying no for fear that we might lose the student.
I have taught piano now for almost 30 years. (What?! I’m shaking my head just realizing this) Over the years I have learned A LOT about running my business and most importantly sticking with my policies even though I have a hard time saying no and don’t want to hurt feelings.
I have learned that by sticking with my policies I am more respected, come across more professional and overall less stressed when problems arise.
Now for the exciting news. I have created a brand new course that will not only give you ideas for creating your policy, but walk you through some tips and tricks to help you stick with them. Remember with all my courses, you can take as much time as you need going through it. And you can re-visit it as many times as you need. (If you are like me, you will want those reminders from time to time) One of the bonuses included is script starters for over 30 different scenarios you may come across regarding your business? Anything from how to respond when a payment is late to what you can say when asked to donate to a fundraiser. Just simply copy/paste or edit how you see fit.