"Yeah I'd love to do The Flute Teacher's Playbook but the timing isn't good. I'm busy. Maybe in the fall."
"The flute studio program thing sounds great but it's not a good time right now."
"You know, everything is fine right now so maybe I can look at it again later."
Tell me... exactly when would be a good time for you?
When 3 of your students unexpectedly quit in one week - and you've got to scramble to replace them?
When your cashflow is at a standstill and a major expense suddenly shows up?
When you've worn yourself down to burnout level and you're ready to quit teaching altogether?
Look, I get it...
"Fine" has become the normal operating level of everyone. My studio was "fine" for years - except there were so many things I was unhappy with.
So keep telling yourself you're gonna "make a real go" of this studio building thing - but make sure you think back to the first time you said that. How long ago was that?
Keep telling yourself "it'll get better" - but make sure you count the number of months (or years) you've been saying that about your studio.
And then ask yourself again why you say you "don't have time".
You can start now and fix it now. Or you can never start.
Because that's how it really goes. And you know it.