I'm so incredibly honoured that so many people have chosen to come to Yoga Quota. Seriously 19 people coming in a day???
I wanted so much to be able to do 30 charity classes this year and at this rate- that isn't a dream- it's a reality!!!!!!
I'm trying not to talk to people at 'the job' because I know what those business savvy people will say. They'd ask about my new to follow up ratios (obviously the new classes are free!) but what they wont understand is that what matters is the support behind Yoga Quota, the positivity that my yoga quotees have for the aim and passion they have for spreading yoga. For example, Cassandra who comes to my class offered to help out in the community classes too. Time is precious when you're studying a masters so I really appreciate that offer.
So today, Friday, I'm calling up charity groups offering them a free class. I asked for ideas on Facebook last night. A friend of mine @kafsmith has given me lots of inspiration for groups to talk to- her idea that I spoke to Big Issue in the first place. I want your ideas too so comment here or on Facebook here and shape where Yoga Quota goes! I'll call every lead.
I genuinely could not have hoped for such a response when I wrote crunch time only 3 weeks ago and butterflies 2 weeks ago. Feels like an age ago!
I booked the Big Issue class for their health week which is the first week of November. I was fearful that I wouldn't make the 50 and only predicting 1.5 proper clients a week. Assuming blackmail and all sorts of favour-calling-in would be needed to get to 50 by then. Now I've got a so many new friends and regulars at yoga quota and we've smashed through to 98.
So I have an unexpected and very pleasant day ahead of me. Cold calling charities that you have suggested you think worthy.
It is not really cold calling the calls I've made so far have been warm to toasty. I've set up a CRM (wasn't a management consultant for nout!) so I'm more methodical and here goes....! Who'd have thought?!