Six Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting My Etiquette Business

Six Things I Wish I Had Known When Starting My Etiquette Business

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Gap and Gain Mindset for Etiquette Experts

Teaching children the gap and gain mindset as an etiquette expert involves helping them develop a positive and resilient attitude towards challenges, setbacks, and learning experiences. 

The gap and gain mindset is about focusing on progress and growth rather than fixating on perceived failures or shortcomings. 

This has been one of my favorite books so far this year. It packs a powerful punch for adults and there are so many valuable lessons for children. It is never too early to start guiding a child’s mindset.

Teach the Gap and the Gain Mindset as an Etiquette Expert 

Teach Children about Mindset as an Etiquette Expert
  • Promote a Growth Mindset:
    • Teach children that their abilities can be developed through dedication, effort, and learning.
    • Encourage a love for learning and curiosity about new things.
    • Emphasize the idea that intelligence and talent can be developed over time.
  • Celebrate Effort, not Just Results:
    • Praise the effort and hard work children put into a task, rather than just focusing on the outcome.
    • Highlight the process of learning and the steps taken to achieve a goal.
  • Set Realistic Goals:
    • Help children set achievable and realistic goals that allow for gradual progress.
    • Break down larger goals into smaller, more manageable tasks.
  • Emphasize the Learning Journey:
    • Teach children to view challenges as opportunities to learn and grow.
    • Encourage them to reflect on what they’ve learned from both successes and failures.
  • Encourage Positive Self-Talk:
    • Teach children to replace negative self-talk with positive affirmations.
    • Help them reframe challenges as opportunities and setbacks as learning experiences.
  • Model a Positive Mindset:
    • Demonstrate a positive attitude toward challenges and setbacks in your own life.
    • Share your own experiences of overcoming obstacles and learning from failures.
  • Use the “Yet” Mindset:
    • Introduce the concept of “yet” when faced with challenges. For example, “I haven’t mastered this skill yet.”
    • Emphasize that growth and improvement are ongoing processes.
  • Encourage Perseverance:
    • Teach children the value of perseverance and not giving up easily.
    • Share stories of famous individuals who faced setbacks but persisted to achieve success.
  • Provide Constructive Feedback:
    • Offer specific and constructive feedback that focuses on improvement rather than criticism.
    • Highlight areas of improvement and suggest strategies for enhancement.
  • Create a Positive Learning Environment:
    • Foster a supportive and encouraging environment at home and in the classroom.
    • Encourage collaboration, teamwork, and a sense of community.
  • Incorporate Mindfulness and Reflection:
    • Introduce mindfulness practices to help children stay present and manage stress.
    • Encourage regular reflection on their progress and the lessons learned.

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Remember, Instilling the Gap and Gain Mindset is an Ongoing Process

Consistency, positive reinforcement, and creating a supportive environment are key factors in helping children develop a resilient and growth-oriented mindset.

Here is a FREE Guide to Help YOU Start a Business Teaching Manners to Children


6 Things Needed to start an etiquette business

Here Are Your Next Steps

Step 1

Get to Know Manners To Go™

Most likely, you will want to get to know us. Feel free to call or email us. Click on the links below. We are happy to discuss the details with you.

Step 2

Decide on the best training option for you

We offer two trainings to become certified to teach manners to children:

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Option #1:

“Live” Video Training

If you are looking to start immediately and save money on travel and time, then this is your best option.You choose the dates of our trainings. Most choose to have their sessions once a week, others twice. This is a “live” and private training. It is NOT self-guided.

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Option #2:

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PRIVATE Training.  That’s right, we meet in person, the two of us and our focus is completely on your business.  Click the image above or follow the button below to learn more and to see a list of cities available for your training.

Step 3

Receive the curriculum and book your training dates

Upon payment, you receive the curriculum. Next, we will send an email asking you to schedule your first training date.

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