We all know that knowledge is power, but I think more importantly the ability to take action on that power is what makes the difference.
One of the things that has always got me to take action is seeing other people successes.
Be it the success of their martial arts classes, summer camps, after school, or any of the other programs we offer at martial arts schools, when I see someone operate at a high level that gives me the confidence that it can be done and that I can do it if I want to set my mind to it.
Another important factor is the ability to have someone explain in detail something that I’m trying to learn or a skill I’m trying to develop.
That’s the main reason that I started the small event that I hold each year in Cozumel, Mexico.
It’s called Coztalks. This year it’s Feb. 23 & 24.
I’ve been fortunate enough to make friends and to work with some of the finest, most successful, and nicest martial arts school owners in the world.
And each year they are kind enough to come to Cozumel and share the things they’re doing that are allowing them to operate at such high levels in our industry.
This year is going to be our fourth year and by far the most exciting and informative event ever.
We are so very fortunate to haves school owners like John Bussard with 12 schools doing in excess of 2 million dollars a year, Master Bill Clark, 30 martial arts schools doing 5+ million per year, Professor Brandon Beliso who’s going to hit close to 2 million dollars this year, Duane Spires and Erica Martin who are generating over 10 million dollars a year through summer camp and after-school programs for their clients, Melody Schuman who’s 300 + licensees are generating millions and millions of dollars per year, And Mr. Jeff Quirk who has absolutely exploded his gross income and personal net over the last 24 months.
But what makes this event so powerful is the ability to spend time and network with these world class owners over a couple days on a warm Caribbean island.
Every single person that has ever attended this event has said that it’s been extremely worthwhile and many of them said it’s the best event they had attended in their martial arts careers.
The biggest challenge I’ve had with this event as many people see the fun that we have, the beautiful island in the middle of the Caribbean that we stay on, the laughs and the good times, and they just can’t believe the massive amount of work done that we get done!
But the reason that it works is the format that we developed over these past four years.
We set this up along the model of TED Talks. Each of our world-class speakers speaks for 20 to 30 minutes on the subject and we do this between 9 and 12 o’clock each morning.
Then we have the rest of the day to spend time together over lunch, touring the island or maybe scuba diving. And for the next couple of days we have a chance to interact and discuss the subjects that were shared in the CozTalks and a deeper depth.
And these discussions (of course) always lead to new subjects and new thoughts as well as deep insights into what these top school owners are doing that are making them operate at such a high level.
The other thing that makes this event so powerful is the fact that we are very particular on who we invite to attend. there is an application process and we ask that people either have a recommendation from one of the people who have attended CozTalks previously or they have contacted Randy Reid and gone through a short interview process.
The purpose of keeping this as a small private event is to keep everyone focused on the fact that this is an event for people who are the “Givers” of our industry, and not the “Takers”.
This is not an event for slick sales pitches, upgrades, or consultants slinging their wares,
this is an event for people who love martial arts and love being around their fellow martial artist.
and this year is shaping up to be the best year ever.
But this is a small private event.
There are only 50 seats available and they go very quickly.
if you think this is something you would like to attend: go to Team Cozumel.com for more information, or contact Randy Reid at Randy@Dojonationtimes.com.
See ya in Cozumel!