The past few days I (Jess) have been deep in thought, contemplating the meaning and importance of commune. It has been one of those soul searching weeks for me personally and as a biz owner but also a beautiful time of quiet reflection that I wanted to share with you.
By setting your price at a point that is fair and honours your time and energy, you are giving others permission to do the same. This also energetically places your event in the right space to be a success, rather than stressing about how much you’re going to be out of pocket. Fake it till you make it, the little devil on your shoulder may be telling you that your event isn’t worth it but let me tell you IT IS and the world deserves your sunshine. Like attracts like.
Let’s be real, when hosting an event a big chunk of change is typically spent on booze. It’s the right thing to do right? You don’t want people buying their own drinks because that’s embarrassing… Forgive me but I disagree. Certain events yes, you should be paying for a big chunk of booze but not necessarily all of it because a) the drinking culture in Australia is changing and we are more interested in a few quality drinks, instead of writing ourselves off on the house red and b) some people are just fussy drinkers and will pay top dollar for the dry martini, shaken not stirred. So tip number one, consider your audience because your hard earned $$$$ may be better spent elsewhere.
A question we get asked all too often is “What time or what day should I host my event?'“. Timing your event well should be your be one of the first steps in planning a successful event because ain’t nobody want to go to a 2 hour seminar at 8pm on a Tuesday night [am I right?].
Every year I feel the pressure gets more and more and any rules or regulations around family spending habits go out the window. I understand the importance and beauty in gift giving but every product you buy has a story… Some a happy story and some a sad story and this is more often then not forgotten in the haste to get the best present or the cheapest present.