Business, Obstacle Advice
Advice on reaching your optimal participant numbers
There are always obstacles with signing up participants. I always go through this, every time. When I put a retreat out, you usually need to put out large deposits in advance to the retreat centres that you want to book with. It’s kind of a gamble. It’s also quite challenging to have participants put the money down and commit to it. I tend to spend a lot of time answering questions for individuals. Many people have fears and anxiety about traveling and you can put in a lot of work and that person will decide not to go.
My advice is to try not to worry too much. Don’t panic if you don’t reach your optimal participant numbers. Each retreat has it’s own personality. Sometimes the smaller retreats are the best retreats because the container is so solid. Keep running retreats because you love it and don’t worry about the numbers so much.