Saturday, September 28, 2013

Disappointed? Bummed Out? Recalculate and Get Over It!

Putting out a new offering can feel like giving birth.

It’s a lotta work, it’s tiring, it hurts, and when it’s over, your love your baby.

Then you want everyone else to love your baby as much as you do.

And then we are bummed out when everybody doesn’t come to the hospital immediately to worship our baby!

Fellow life coach extraordinaire Mary Welty-Dapkus and I had this great idea to facilitate an all day workshop on the chakra system (it’s one of the most important aspects of your wellbeing that you may not know much about) called “Camp Chakra”.

Mary came up with a kick-ass logo, I created a witty marketing page, we both designed a beautiful workbook, lesson plan, group activity and craft project.

We’ve spent weeks preparing the best possible experience we can for our participants, and we really believe in our approach to the information we are sharing.

We both promoted the heck out of the event to all our people, and then some!

Everyone we talked to about it thought it was a cool idea and loads said they wanted to attend.

But with only five days before the event we had four people signed up to attend- hardly the “camp” experience we had envisioned.

Camp needs campers, yes?

Were we disappointed? Yes.

Bummed out? Kinda.

Defeated? Almost…until we decided to get over it.

Our egos can really mess with us- tell us BS stories about how much we suck, how we aren’t good enough, how maybe we should just go die and eat some worms….

Give up? Hell no!

Mary and I made like a GPS, and decided to recalculate.

We just postponed the date, to October 20th- to give all the people who told us that they wanted to come a little more notice.

And guess what? We already have more campers- happy campers!!!

Timing really is everything.

So the next time you work really hard on a project, or a diet, or a relationship, and you find yourself disappointed with the results- get up, dust yourself off, and get over it.

Sometimes it’s not about YOU.

Sometimes, the timing is wrong.

Sometimes maybe you just need to recalculate….tweak it, freshen it up, try something new.

But don’t give up.

Your success may be just around the bend where you can’t quite see it yet.

Happy trails campers!

(If you are interested in taking the energy expedition that is “Camp Chakra”- sign up HERE, class is limited to 20)

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