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Business Insights for RTOs
from my favourite Movies, TV Shows and Books
(and some other bits and pieces)

Is Your RTO Business Model Like The Beatles?

My model for business is The Beatles.

They were four guys that kept each others’ negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other.

And the total was greater than the sum of the parts.

Steve Jobs

As a Business Coach, I understand the need for clients to find a metaphor which connects to them and prompts them into action and change; and this quote from Steve Jobs conjures up a beautifully simplistic but powerful image.

So do you relate to this idea of a business model?  If not, how can you adapt, adopt or apply the concept to get something real and relevant for your RTO business?

If this business model image works for you, how close are you to having The Beatles in your RTO?  Do you have all 4 or are you missing someone….. maybe you need a

  • Lead Singer
  • Creator/writer
  • Guitarist or a
  • Drummer?

Summary Lesson

Be a yardstick of quality.

Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.

Steve Jobs

As I look at the discussions in many of the LinkedIn RTO Groups, comments about quality (or lack thereof) in RTO Land is quite common.

And whilst I think most people believe this is what they want to deliver to their students, and probably do in their training content; too often I see this yardstick of quality measure missed in their systems and processes, in how they treat their staff and in their rigorous, periodic and proactive review of their business and all that truly entails.

So have you truly created an RTO where, hand on heart, you can say in every area of your business, it meets the ‘yardstick of quality’ measure?

If not, what’s one thing you need to adapt, adopt or apply to get things moving again in the right direction?

What’s Next?

I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.

Steve Jobs

Pure perseverance is a trait I see in many people working in RTO Land – it’s that passion and drive which draws students to them.

But is that perseverance gaining the results you desire – in productivity, profitability and performance; or are you just doing lots and getting nowhere?

If you’re feeling like the latter, maybe you need some help to regain focus and clarity about where you should actually be investing your time and energy.

And here’s my final thought:

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.

And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.

If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.  Don’t settle. 

As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.

Steve Jobs

If you’re building The Beatles RTO, then you and your band members will know, as did The Beatles, that the secret to success is LOVE; so is everyone is your RTO operating in their Sweet Spot and loving what they do?

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