Yesterday we had our first Osaka regional franchisee seminar of 2008.
It was nice to see some older familiar faces of franchisees that have been around for years and also to meet a couple of new franchisees who joined us recently by purchasing developed schools!
Welcome aboard and congratulations on your recent new sign-ups at the schools too!
At the seminar we focused again on the usual mission of “Get and Keep” which is the cornerstone of all of our schools and Mark also provided us with an opportunity to do some personal soul-searching which at first felt a bit uncomfortable but after starting to ponder what it is exactly I would like to have achieved within the next year or two, it actually was relieving and educational to put my thoughts on paper.
Beginning with the end in mind and working towards that goal.
Setting Short Term Achievable Goals. Very important.
After the exercise it was interesting to note that quite a few of us share similar goals; therefore it is important for us to work together as a TEAM, offering advice or lending a hand to fellow franchisees.
What I took away personally from the seminar was a need to raise my expectations, and increase my capacity for work by closely examining exactly how I spend my time each day then cutting out the non constructive “busy” time and focusing on what really matters and why I am doing what I am doing here in Japan.
Too often I find myself “busy” with my “busyness” and it’s important to honestly examine what we have produced at the end of the day and with the expenditure of our resources, both time and money.
I think we all will find that we can trim out some of this “busyness” and find a more productive way to spend our time.
Thanks for the advice Mark; truly appreciated!
For those who are interested in trying this activity at home grab a pen and paper then click here:
Smith’s School of English Nara – Saidaiji
月謝制 の スミス 英会話 奈良 － 西大寺校
http://www.smithweb.co.jp/school/saidaiji.shtml 英会話 西大寺 奈良市