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Motivation Is Not Permanent – Episode # 109

school-owner-talk-allie-albrigo-coach-duane-brumitt-coach-0109In this episode Allie & Duane share how they stay up most of the time even during the ups and downs of their businesses.

Book mentioned by Marie Kondo “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” The Japanese are of decluttering and organizing.



Frank Shamrock… Martial Arts, Business, & Life – Episode #91


In this episode Allie and Duane interview the legendary Frank Shamrock about martial arts, business, and life.

Frank’s website is:


Next Level School Owners Club – Episode 87


In this episode Allie and Duane answer questions about their new club and who it is for and not for.


Breaking Through – Episode #86


In this episode Allie and Duane share the silly games we play as school owners that can hold you back until you see them.

Email that was referred to in the podcast:

Subject: Spinning too many plates as a school owner?

Hello… Duane here!

When I was young I remember my parents taking me to the circus one year.

My family and I piled into our little Toyota Tercel you see… With my 6’ 3” tall dad, knees almost press to his chest driving…

My 5’ 3” tall mom in the passenger seat and me and my two younger brothers in the backseat…

By the way, I always tried to get the seat behind my dad so that if I made a “smart” comment that it would be harder for him to reach back to smack my mouth.

But I digress… Back to my original point about the spinning plates.

There I was with cotton candy in one hand and popcorn and the other watching this goofy white facedred-nosed, happy smiling clown spinning a few plates on what looked like doll rods…

As I remember that experience those many years ago I can recall not being so impressed with 3, 4, 5… 10, 11, 12… 15 or so plates being spun and balanced all at one time as I was watching the trapeze act.

Fast forward 25 or so years and come to find out that as a business owner, like you, I was spinning at first 3, 4, 5… plates.

And later 10, 11, 12,… 15 and more plates. This time I was not a spectator but was an active participant in spinning the plates…

Can you relate?

The other thing I noticed was everyone around me was amazed at all the plates I was spinning.

All except for me of course. In fact, I was getting more and more frustrated and resentful… Have you been there?

Things took a big change for the better when I understood and adopted the concept of being a strategic school owner.

Listen, if you have been spinning plates like me or you still are…

Then you will not want to miss Allie and I’s new free video on what it is to be a strategic school owner.

Click here to watch it now before it is removed from the Internet.

~ Duane Brumitt

P.S. Stop the plate spinning today! Stop the insanity today! Discover the freedom of being a Strategic School Owner by watching out FREE Video!


Past, Present, & Future Of The Martial Arts Industry An Interview With The Legendary John Graden – Episode #74


In this episode Allie & Duane interview the legendary John Graden.

  • The martial arts past
  • The martial arts present
  • The martial arts future

John Graden’s Martial Arts Teachers Association


Are You Unconsciously Oblivious? – Episode #73


In this episode Allie & Duane share why they believe lots of school owners are not as successful as they could be in their martial arts businesses.


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