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By guest author Keeley Mitchell, Zi Living
Welcome back for another discussion from The Business Side of the Mat.
In this article I wanted to delve a little deeper into the idea of committing to your business. When I speak of commitment, I am not referring to your commitment to your clients and students. I know that you are committed where that is concerned. I am referring to your commitment to running your business and growing it.
It’s about truly making the commitment that you will treat your business as a business and owning the idea that you can sustain yourself by teaching yoga.
I know such ideas may take some time for you to wrap your mind around, but they are worthy of consideration. I understand the difficulty of moving from hobby mode of thinking to business mode of thinking because it wasn’t too long ago that I needed to take the same steps.
You see, I fell into my consulting just as many of you fell into teaching yoga.
As I became more and more immersed into the yoga and wellness community, I got to know different yoga instructors and studio owners. Often, after they learned I was an attorney, they would throw me a legal question here and there. I was always open and willing to help.
I never allowed people to pay me and those who demanded otherwise, I usually traded my services for free yoga classes.
In some instances, I charged amounts like $25 – well below the going market rate for legal services.
I was a huge supporter of the yoga community and I wanted to see the positivity of yoga spread to more people. I saw that as my true compensation for helping yogis with …read more