There's no doubt about it. Events can bring up stuff. And by 'stuff' I mean every uncomfortable, confronting feeling that you don't want to face. Are you an introvert by nature? Do you lack confidence in some areas of marketing and selling or even public speaking? Do you have insecurities that you've successfully managed to hide deep down inside you? Well be prepared to meet these babies head on. As scary as it can seem, this is not a bad thing (yes seriously!). This is, in fact, a downright amazing opportunity to be completely liberated and finally free of them!
So what things am I talking about specifically? Well let's drill down and have look!
We all kinda feel like we can do everything ourselves right? At home it’s the cleaning, the shopping and the child wrangling. In your business it’s your core client work, the administration, the graphic design and bookkeeping. And when things get busy and the you-know-what hits the good old proverbial fan, my god don’t you feel streeeeetched.
The same goes for events. It can be completely do-able to organize and run everything yourself, but if one thing falls out of place, you can guarantee the rest will follow suit and you will end up one stressed little chook.
Even if my clients are running a super straightforward event for a small group of 15 people, I always recommend they have someone to help them. It can be a friend, your sister or your husband. It doesn't matter who it is as long as they aren't in an old pair of trakkie daks and they have your back.
And to be honest, this isn't just about you. It’s about who are in the room with you and what they deserve as an attendee. So here are three good reasons why you need help at your next event.
Today I said screw it. And I loved it.
To say 2015 started off with a bang is an understatement. Fuelled with the excitement of my thoughts becoming actual things, literally every single day I was able to write down three things that I had already achieved/completed/been invited to do or be a part of. Like a horse out of the starting gate, the energy was unbelievable.
This week was all about meeting deadlines, preparing content, writing, writing, writing, attending to clients and then more writing. Man writing is full on isn’t it? Even when you have the ideas, just the act of getting 1,000 words down takes a lot of brain power. Yesterday my head was swirling with deadlines and I found myself in that familiar pattern of wigging out because there is a lot to do but I wasn’t actually being productive and I was going around in circles. I did a lot of procrastin-eating and singing along to Triple M. I read a lot of articles off facebook. And I spent a lot of time chastising myself for not being super productive 100% of the time.
Then I remembered that I am human. And a mama.
Yes, it happens. A lot! I see so many amazing women who want to hold their first event but find it too confronting to put themselves out there. No matter how far along you are in your business, there are going to be times where you have a burning desire to do something but you haven’t started because of:
d) All of the above. Boo!
And if you find that you aren’t breaking through and it’s actually holding you back, it can be frustrating with a capital F.
So what can you do when the brick wall in front of you doesn’t look like it’s coming down anytime soon? Pick up the hammer and swing girl! Here are a few ways you can build yourself up to holding your very first (and amazingly fabulous) event! Read More