Who knew that locking everyone in their homes for 3 years, would turn our favorite past time into a billion dollar industry!!! We can’t go back and must move forward while keeping pace with demand. That is going to require the recipients of free and discounted information, products, and services to creatively support and advocate for their, “Vocational Chess” services providers!
Here are some brief excerpts, but please continue the rest of the story in, “Buy something you need to help chess” on the main menu!!
” We didn’t put a man on the moon or discover any cures, but we did prove that a 6 yr old can be a head coach of a middle school on her way to becoming the Virginia K-3 Champion!! We took an 11 year old boy and gave him enough high paying coaching work to have his rating peak at 2384. He is the 2021 and 2022 Virginia State Champion!!”
” Over the course of 14 years,” There are no organizations public or private that can say we ever told them no because they could not pay!!!”
” Watching Magnus Carlsen sell, “Chessable” for almost $90,000,000.00 was a serious wake up call. That money was made off of the hard work and vocational dedication of volunteers worldwide, not the hard work and vocational dedication of employees worldwide!!!”
” To add insult to injury, only 63 of the 263 certified coaches in America have their certification because of documented state and national level student and/or team leadership!!”
” The pages of this blog are a book on the little known secrets that only come from every type of chess involvement/experience!”
” Not one of the, “authorities” that I found spouting how much coaches, tournament directors, or affiliates are supposed to get paid was a US Chess Affiliate, State Chapter, or the US Chess Federation!! Shame on them!!”
” Altruism, Philanthropy, and Volunteerism are the tools of serving a mission, not a billion dollar industry!”
” Reciprocity is really a silent partnership! The person/company that provides free and valuable products and/or services has to be looking for every way to empower reciprocators.”
“ If you want to reciprocate the value you have gotten from these pages, please find a way for you, and the people you know, to become our customers!?!
” As always, if you’re not ready for coaching, we will get you ready for free!!!”
The transition from, “past time” to billion dollar industry will require everyone looking for success at chess, to make changes in the way they engage chess vocationalism. For the sake of chess, please join our team!
Coach Mike C