Thursday, December 10, 2009

Kumon Scholarship Fund - In Memory of My Parents

Happy Birthday, Dad. I miss you every day.

Just to let you know... I created a Kumon scholarship fund in your and Mom's names. I wanted to honor you and your commitment to childhood education. This fund will allow children whose families are not financially able to participate in the Kumon program, the opportunity to enroll in and benefit from our services. We already have three worthy (and grateful) participants!

I know this makes you happy. I also know that you and mom are smiling upon me in my successes and (and supporting me in my challenges) in regard to my Japanese-based (thanks Mom) self-owned, educational business (thanks Dad)!

I would not be the woman I am without you.

Quietly, tearfully, lovingly, and respectfully~


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Goal Setting for Your Business and Yourself

From the Get Rich Slowly Blog:
"Without goals, you are living reactively, letting life push you around. With goals, you can live a proactive life, steering toward a destination. When you have an end in mind, it’s easier to see when you’ve made a wrong turn. You know where your path is supposed to lead."
Who is helping you and supporting you down that path? With a support system (be it family, friends, or employees), it is much easier to get on and stay on your path to success.
You are the sum total of the five people with whom you spend the most time. Do the people you associate with lift you up and support you? Do they inspire you to reach your highest potential? Do they encourage you star in your own show?
Food for thought, people.
Do something amazing today~
~~~Miss Anne

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Kumon Goal: 150 Students by June 2010

So... I decided that the best form of self-motivation for me is to publish my goals.

On my month-end report for November, I reported 119 current subject students. Things have been quite busy at the Center this month, and I ran a very successful recruiting campaign for December, so I think I'll be able to show an increase. Look for monthly updates on how I reach my goal.
Tomorrow, I will post the details of my December "add a subject/add a sibling" promotion.
Until then, do something amazing!
~~~Miss Anne

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I am The Star in My KUMON Show!

Much of what I love about owning my own business is seeing how much untapped opportunity there is to grow. I have high hopes for making a difference in the lives of my students as well as generating a comfortable income for my family. I truly enjoy dreaming up ideas as to what might grow my business, motivate my students to remain in the Kumon program, and make a difference in the community. I look forward to having the freedom to implement these ideas, see the results, and then tweak them for future use.

I can do every job at my Center and don’t hesitate to do them, when needed. (My staff, though, is much better at many of these jobs than I am!) Seriously, the reality is that if I am not happy with my Kumon Center (in any way), I need to change something. I need to assess my marketing/recruiting plan, review my budget, come up with new retention incentives, or hire new employees.

I am empowered with the right motivation to make my business successful, because I want to make a difference in somebody’s life… be it a student, a parent, an employee, or ME!

I need to remember that I am not only the star of MY show, but I am also a stage hand, director, and producer. Keeping this in mind, I know I will make my Kumon Center an blockbuster success!

Be truly amazing!
~~~Miss Anne