[Miracle Marketing Message] Audio & Article: 5 Tips To Get Started on Leading Fun, Intimate and Transformational Retreats

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Here is your Miracle Marketing Message audio. This audio is designed to help you start your week with inspiration, reflection, positive intention and some smart marketing ideas!

Listen to: 5 Tips To Get Started on Leading Fun, Intimate and Transformational Retreats

 


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I absolutely love to lead small, intimate retreats in beautiful environments. You probably have seen my pictures over the years of my cceanside, creative business retreats and masterminds. I know that you too have a dream of leading fun, creative, and transformational retreats!

Now is the time. Everyone is looking for smaller group programs where they can receive more personal attention. They are really tired of giant events with a lot of hoopla, but little real value.

It’s easier than you think to get started.

This year you can host a small simple retreat in your hometown in a pretty, inspiring space, and then once you get the design and details down, you can easily move into leading a retreat with travel to a beautiful location.

I want to share with you my top five tips to help you say yes to leading a retreat this year!

Tip #1: Beautiful environments create shifts.

Being in a creative space, near the ocean, in the mountains, or in a dynamic urban environment, gets the energy moving and changes our perspective, our thoughts, our possibility thinking. Spend a day scouting around and visiting cool, creative spaces to see what’s available – the botanical gardens, co-working spaces, retreat centers, or event bed and breakfast lodgings with event spaces are a few options. Let the space inspire you and your clients!

Tip #2: Small and intimate settings build trust for the next step to work with you.

Small retreats allow people to work with you, and get to know and trust you so they can decide if they want to continue working with you. They might not otherwise ever take that step without an easy way to work with you so closely.

Tip #3: There are those in your tribe who already want this!

There probably already is a small group of your clients, past clients, fans, and people in your community who would love to spend a couple of days with you and be able to be in your energy, around your thinking, creativity and experience. Ask around and invite them into a conversation about the possibility of a retreat.

Tip #4: Retreats are easier than workshops.

They are so much less work than lining up hours of training! Creating visions, opening up clarity, discovering a deep confidence and conviction requires as much down time and inner reflection work as it does outer exercises and coaching. Allow the space, the community, and the intention to open your clients up to their power. Then add on the action plans.

Tip #5: Make great money doing what you love where you love.

When you lead a creative retreat in a beautiful space, your clients want to come and are happy to pay you for the transformational experience. You get paid leading a retreat in a place you love… like how I get a week at the beach each time I hold a retreat. You can do this too. And once they work with you at the intimate level – they are sure to want more!

Are you getting inspired? Drop me a note, comment below, or post on my Facebook page and let me know where you are thinking of holding a retreat! I’d love to hear your ideas!

If you’d like more information about getting my coaching for your retreat – read here and then send me a note so we can connect!


 

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Notes from a Lifestyle Entrepreneur

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I’ve just come back from leading the Creative Business Retreat-by-the-Sea in Virginia Beach. It was such a beautiful environment and of course, the women attending are so amazing!

We had lots of fun eating great food, laughing, creating art and stepping into big shifts needed for everyone’s business dreams. I can’t wait to see what these ladies do when they get back home! Nothing will be the same!

[Miracle Marketing Message] Audio & Article: Stop with the Flash Mob Dance Marketing Mentality!

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Here is your Miracle Marketing Message audio. This audio is designed to help you start your week with inspiration, reflection, positive intention and some smart marketing ideas!

Listen to: Stop with the Flash Mob Dance Marketing Mentality!

 


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I don’t know about you, but my nervous system cannot take all these spontaneous marketing events, teleclasses that pop up for tomorrow, deadlines that happen in less than a week.

It’s exhausting. It’s frustrating. It’s downright irritating.

As a busy and successful business owner, I just can’t and won’t adjust my schedule to the spontaneous whims of someone’s marketing.

It’s like a flash mob dance just happened in my inbox.

Endless announcements of “Teleclass tomorrow,” “Buy this program now or lose it forever,” and “Listen to this webinar at this time ’cause there’s no replays.”

Grrrr.

There are some really interesting programs and information out there, but I don’t want to get caught up in the excitement of the moment and lose track of my own plans, the programs I am creating, and the clients I am following up with just because someone got a spontaneous idea or worse… they were rushed for time.

Their lack of planning is not my emergency. I refuse to be manipulated to someone else’s priorities.

Plus, the toll it takes on the nervous system!

This practice of short, quick pressurized marketing constantly puts us in high alert, taxing our adrenals, and activating this constant state of overwhelm.
I am committing to treat others how I want to be treated.

I would like to know when programs, trainings, and other big time and money investment programs are coming up so I can plan my commitments with more integrity and a fuller sense of showing up! (Instead of that commitment on the fly; then you kick yourself for joining a program you don’t really have time for.)

So I am committing to treating my community like I want to be treated.

So, you’ll notice I will have more long-range announcements. You can look at my website and newsletter and see a calendar for the year and match it to your own desires for your personal growth, training, and masterminds plans.

Hopefully, this will allow you to relax and actually be excited AND fully committed when you sign up to work with me. (Now THAT sounds like a win-win-win all the way around!)

And, yes, there will still be deadlines and incentives for early sign-ups. It’s true – there is nothing like a deadline to get folks to make a decision.

But I will honor those who want to plan ahead and be in the know about what’s coming up for the year. Plus, this allows for longer range payment plans so you can easily afford those programs… another way of alleviating stress!

Let me know what you think about this anti-flash mob dance marketing mentality. Do you dislike it, too? Does it overwhelm you? Take you off track? What do you think about long-range planning?

This year, how can you be more kinder and gentler on your own nervous system and that of your clients?

I hope this gives you some ideas for your creative thinking and planning for this year!


 

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Notes from a Lifestyle Entrepreneur

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How is your new year starting off?

Mine is busy as all get out! Busy in a good way. I am taking deep creative actions that are moving my business forward in a new way.

I am so clear for me and my clients that what got me to this point in my business is great… AND it’s not what will get me “there.” There being the business in my beautiful dreams.

So, it’s time to start doing something differently. New habits, shifting some beliefs, new systems… and even sharing with you some of my new thinking about marketing and business.

Introducing Leslie Hamp, Passion Project Licensed Facilitator

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In last year’s Passion Project Licensed Facilitator Program, 20 lovely, passionate women went through the training program where I offered models, templates, marketing strategies, coaching, and more so that they could offer their own 30-Day Passion Projects, either as an original 30-Day Passion Project or customized to their unique expertise.

I’m so excited to announce another Passion Project program in bloom!

Leslie Hamp

Leslie Hamp
30-Day Passion Project
Licensed Facilitator™

Leslie Hamp, Master Coach, Licensed Passion Project Facilitator & Author of Create the Life You Crave, works with entrepreneurial women and men who want more — more energy, more fulfillment, more fun. As a certified business & life coach since 2002, Leslie has made a living doing what she loves & showing others how to do the same. Email her at leslie@lesliehamp.com.

I am so excited about Leslie’s 30-Day Passion Project, especially her use of the “inner GPS.”

Here’s the description for Leslie’s Passion Project: Whether you’re feeling stuck or just want a burst of New Year’s energy, focus and motivation, the Passion Project Challenge will get you into action. We start Monday, January 19, and for 30 days everyone will gift themselves time to focus on creating something special in 2015. . Get more details here

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