GROWTH TRIGGERS (Part 1) by Praise Akintayo

Everyone loves growth , no one wants to associate with backwardness and stagnation โœ. Growth in any business , is triggered by certain factors ,methods and strategies . A renowned Leadership Expert ,John C Maxwell wrote : ” Growth doesn’t just happen , it occurs when some fundamental laws are obeyed ” Likewise in school Business , there are growth triggers that will enable you break enrollment records and grow beyond the imagination of everyone . I have taught these growth triggers in many conferences ,seminars and workshops I organized in the past with fabulous testimonies . You’re the next online now . ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

1. The force of Knowledge : Let me start with this story ,it will help you understand my points very well : One day in a major Corporation in the United States Of America, a very important machine broke down in one of their factories . As a result , employees stood still as production was brought to a halt .At last , and in desperation , an outside Consultant was brought in to help . After explaining to him the last sound heard of the machine before it went off , he just picked a piece of chalk from his pocket and marked a small ” X” on the machine . With a considerable amount of force , he hit the marked point with hammer and the machine came to life . The Consultant presented his bill , it totalled thus :

๐Ÿ‘‰ Hitting the machine _ $ 1.00

๐Ÿ‘‰Knowing where to hit _ $ 499.00

๐Ÿ‘‰Total : $ 500.00

Note : The considerable amount of force in the above story is knowledge / Information . The dead machine of the factory came back to life when Consultant applied ” the considerable amount of force ” The force is knowledge โœ. This is to tell you that the place of knowledge in running and growing a 21st century school cannot be over emphasized . Any Proprietor that toils with knowledge will have himself or herself to blame . The force of knowledge remains the greatest , if not the best strategy to grow a 21st century school . Based on my painstaking Research , I discovered that the problem of many struggling schools in Nigeria is not money but lack of current ,timely ,seasonal and trending information . Many Proprietors forget that every thing desired to have an excellent ,first class and prominent school is embedded in information. Until you’re adequately informed ,you school may be at a deformed stage ๐Ÿคฃ ! When you know much , you have much growth to the amazement of the your rivals that have subscribed to the use of diabolical ,subversive and unorthodox methods to grow their schools . The struggling Proprietors forget that :

๐Ÿ‘‰ Colonial system of education has been replaced with the 21st century system of education

๐Ÿ‘‰ Old system of marketing the school through rally which is nothing but disturbance to the public peace has been replaced with Guerilla and imbound marketing . No wonder they share 10,000 handbills in one week without one single enquiry

๐Ÿ‘‰ Some of the old methods and techniques of Teaching have been replaced with the contemporary ones

๐Ÿ‘‰ That Methods and techniques of collecting school fees have changed . Some mediocre Proprietors still send Defaulters home

๐Ÿ‘‰ Some Proprietors don’t know that the process and procedure of running and growing a school in this 21st century has improved tremendously and have refused to learn and improved themselves. . Just like the important machine that broke down in the factory , any school whose Proprietor lacks information may collapse ,face serious defection or affected by the virile Competition around . You can only run and grow an enviable school when you have the knowledge or information others don’t have .The truth is that , every school is a carbon copy of the Owner . Therefore , seek knowledge ,learn , relearn and unlearn .Your school can only be better numerically ,when you’re better mentally . Knowledge is power according to Francis Bacon . Receive empowerment by reading books . I remembered the words of Benjamin Franklin : ” Empty the coins in your purse into your mind and your mind will fill your purse . Thanks to Mr Benjamin Franklin ,because his advice has helped me immensely in life . Your school will improve even beyond the imagination of yourself and others when you take your mental improvement seriously . Don’t you know that every book you read , every course/ training you take ,every experience you have is another building block in your business and life . Oliver Cromwell , a British Politician and Soldier said : ” He who stops being better ,stops being good ” If your school is seen as not good by prospects , it is your fault ๐Ÿ‘‰. The growth of your school is at the mercy of your mental improvement .As a Proprietor of a school , the day you assume you don’t have to learn again , is the day you are captured and overwhelmingly defeated by your enemies .๐Ÿคฃ . Don’t wait until your school brakes down as a result of the stale information you’re using , go for knowledge sweep through books ,learn the new trends in education , take online courses , go back to school , get mentors , the Holy Bible puts it correctly that in the multitude of Counselors (Mentors) , there is safety .lt is a professional arrogance to believe you know much ,when in the actual sense , there is nothing on ground to substantiate that ๐Ÿ˜ณ ! The truth is that , school business is yet to be competitive , let’s watch what’s going to happen in the next 2 years from now but before that time and to stay ahead of competition grow exponentially, go for knowledge now ! The place of knowledge in school business is likened to a 2 edged sword , it will shatter any form of darkness ,mediocrity ,perversion , dementia and mediocrity . Knowledge gives foresight ,exposure and innovation and when it comes , it will definitely make People to sight your school even without any form of advertisements .

โœ I want you to grow , that’s is my passion for your school ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

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