I LOVE teaching…imparting inspiration…I thrive on this. I am blessed beyond comprehension to have a place in which to that which I love. I am fortunate.
I have a gift to share, and that is the only way I can keep this gift…to share it with others.
Last week, my very favorite class was on the calendar. It was disheartening to have no one sign up for the class…but that happens (all too often). What was really discouraging though was when a potential student who had not signed up walked in 10 minutes before class would have started. I had to turn her away (from my very favorite class…the one that I LOVE to teach..the techniques I could do all day, every day..and be totally happy)…because I didn’t know she was coming…because there were no registrants for the class, so I wasn’t set up and ready to teach it. Even more disheartening was when that potential student left, and 10 minutes later another student showed up…no, she hadn’t signed up either…she just got out of work early enough to make it to class…and yes, I had to turn her away as well.
So, here is where I am. I continue to post classes to the calendar. I continue to promote them in the weekly newsletter. Many of then do not go due to lack of registration. I am at a loss of what to do to remedy this. A wise woman in my life (thank you Danielle) suggested that I blog about it. People need to know that disappointment is part of my daily process.
What do I hope comes out of this experience? I hope that if something appears on the calendar and you are interested that you will call me. (408.266.1005) Even if you can’t make it to that session, just call me to tell me that the class is something you are interested in. These classes won’t be here in the future if no one signs up for them…not only will the classes not be here, I won’t be here either. This is how I pay the overhead for the studio. I need your support.
The calendar is full of awesome opportunities for us to grow. But I need registrations to make it work. If you love the studio even a fraction of the amount I love it, won’t you make a commitment to register for a couple of classes each month? We have over 1000 people on the mailing list, if even 5% of those people signed up for 2 classes each month, the overhead would be paid and the daily struggle would be lifted.
If this doesn’t fit into your realm of possibility, I hope you will join me in prayer that some other solution will be abundantly clear to me.
Thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings.