Let's look at what happens when you start to loose your sanity and your stress levels rise: you tend to eat wrong, workout less, get short with friends/family/coworkers, and your whole vibe gets out of wack. Now imagine this happening while you're planning your wedding or a conference you're also speaking at. How do you feel on the big day? Exhausted, with bags under your eyes and you just can't wait until it's all over. By the way, this IS how your family feels if you leave them to plan your wedding...just FYI :) My question to you is: why? Why put yourself through that when you don't have to. It's unnecessary because there is someone out there that can help. Someone that is an expert in this event planning thing. You should want to arrive on your wedding day, flawless and stress free. You should expect to walk into your conference and straight to the stage, with fresh energy. Leave the stress to the expert.
Let's look at another example. One of the most talked about things in the event industry right now, is the infamous 'Fyre Festival', known as the greatest event that never happened and one of the most hyped up, yet failed events. While there were many things about the Fyre Festival that went wrong, the Netflix documentary is now an educational piece for planners. We'll talk more about this festival in later blogs, but on the topic of today's reason, the team planning the event basically went insane. They believed they could do something, hours before guests arrived, that was simply, impossible. They were rude to guests, they made bad judgement calls, and they endanger lives. They had literally lost it, in the process of trying to do something they had never done - an not once, did they consult a professional on the scaleability of what they were trying to produce.
Think about starting a workout or a financial plan for the new year. You walk into the gym, you try some weights, you get frustrated and leave, vowing to start your workout next year. Or you go online to start to look at ways to invest and you go down a rabbit hole of information. You eventually feel overwhelmed and you quit; maybe next year. But what if you would have hired a trainer at the gym or joined a gym with a circuit program? You probably would have stuck it out because you had someone to guide you. Or if you would have saved time, and visited a local investment firm to consult with a financial planner? You would have saved your sanity and gotten the results you were looking for, instead of just frustration.
Don't let this be your or someone you know. We are writing this to help people. And it may not seem like a big deal; I mean, being a professional wedding planner or event planner isn't like we're saving lives, but we are saving the moments that matter, for your life, and that's something. Check out the video on YouTube to hear a little more banter on the subject. Tune in tomorrow. Stay magnificent.