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Are you in need of focused time to just work on your business? In today’s episode, my friend Sabrina Gebhardt me to share how working weekends have changed her business. Spoiler alert: We recently spent a working weekend together to work on all of the big projects, tasks, and admin work that needed to be done in our businesses! Listen in as we share the logistics, costs, expectations, and more!
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Here are the highlights…
[:51] What’s a Working Weekend?
[4:49] Working Weekends Solo or With Someone
[6:40] Travel Distance for Working Weekends
[8:27] Choosing Productive Partners
[8:56] Choosing What to Work On
[11:09] Goal Setting
[16:35] What They’ve Learned During Working Weekends
[19:08] Logistics and Costs
[22:52] Planning Ahead
[27:41] Buffer Days
What I accomplished during the working weekend
Sabrina is a lifestyle photographer of more than 11 years in Fort Worth, Texas and a business coach to photographers and other creative entrepreneurs. She is married to her college sweetheart and they have 3 kids and 2 dogs. She loves caffeine, emojis, color and reading anything she can get her hands on. She is a strong enneagram 3 who really does have to force herself to sit still but over the years, she’s learned that her business (and her sanity) benefit from slowing down.
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Colie James: Hey guys. Welcome back. I have my first return guests to the podcast, uh, chatting with me today. Everyone say hello to Sabrina. Sabrina is an awesome photographer out of the DFW area. And she’s also a mentor. are not really going to get into her bio because her previous episode was And it’s episode five.
That will be linked in the notes. good morning, Sabrina. How are you doing?
Sabrina Gebhardt: Hi friend. I’m great. And I’m honored to be the first returning guest.
Colie James: Well, I feel like you’re going to be on this podcast quite a few times. And so people should just get used to the sound of your voice. I mean, I’m like how often can I invite Sabrina back to the podcast for a chat? see if we can do it enough times to not annoy the audience. We’ll see how that.
Sabrina Gebhardt: Okay. Sounds like.
Colie James: So for those of you that don’t follow, Sabrina and I, we had what we are calling a working weekend a few weeks ago. I will admit, I think this goes by a bunch of different names. I have previously called them strategic planning, weekends kind of set the tone for what I’m supposed to do. and Sabrina calls them working weekends and. We actually had this, week, that episode 11 with Ashley King and her talk on CEO days came out. for a couple of days, I was calling it our CEO weekend, regardless, it’s a weekend where we got together, stayed in a hotel and we ignored everything except for each other and the work and the tasks that we had sat down to do. Sabrina. I’m going to ask you first, when did you start doing these kind of retreat weekends for your business?
Sabrina Gebhardt: so I really started doing them. It’s probably been 18 months now. And the first time I did it was actually. As an educator. So I had never did this for myself as a photographer. Although looking back, man, I really wish I would have, you know, I mean, I really could have benefited from that, but, It was when I was in the middle of building my first course and working through, trying to launch for the first time.
my to-do list was very exciting, but also very overwhelming. And I just was constantly battling that mom guilt at home, even though I was very upfront with my kids, I have big kids. And so I told my kids and my husband, what I was doing and what I was building and why. So that they knew what these extra hours were, but I still just felt really guilty.
And so told my husband, I was like, I’m going to check into a hotel for a whole weekend so that I can as absolutely as much done as possible not feel guilty. And I’m out of sight out of mind, as far as y’all are concerned, you know, it was a game changer. And I immediately said, yeah, we’re going to be doing this on the regular from now on.
Colie James: Okay. mean, because they are amazing. So oddly enough, I’m trying to think if my first one, mean, my first one wasn’t it was around the time that you and I were building our courses, after we took DCA, I don’t really think, I mean, most of my tasks during my first one, We’re like not specific for the education.
It was like some education, it was some photography, it was some overall business has like, I think I updated my website that weekend. Like, I mean, I did all of those kinds of things. My first weekend, which I believe was January of 20, 20. Now I will say that was the first time that I legitimately like book. A house and Airbnb in downtown Denver and invited three friends to come along. Um, that was the first time that I legitimately made it a party. But other than that, I had already been in the habit of when I traveled for photography sessions, would add an extra day on the end, so that I could really. So that I could perhaps get, uh, you know, a chunk of work done before, as you say, I came back to the real world and I had that mom guilt, or that wife guilt being holed up in my office, trying to catch up from being away for photography sessions for three to four days. I mean, it’s interesting that you only started doing it for your education because I have legitimately thought you had done it.
Sabrina Gebhardt: Yeah, I wish I would have. I mean, there are, have definitely been pockets of time where I did what you said, like a day, you know, before or after a conference or something and utilize that time for work. but never an intentional weekend with the goal of, of checking off
Colie James: Okay. So you had only done one. Did you do one before a weekend together or had you done multiple.
Sabrina Gebhardt: no, I think I’d done three before our weekend together.
Colie James: Oh, okay.
Sabrina Gebhardt: Yeah, yeah.
Colie James: weekend was the first time that you, that, well,
Sabrina Gebhardt: Yes,
Colie James: invite a friend. I invited myself, but that’s a
Sabrina Gebhardt: yes. Yes. It was. It was the first time.
Colie James: the weekend.
Sabrina Gebhardt: Yes, I’ve always just done it by myself and I had a good little rhythm and a routine. Um, but when you said you were coming, I’m like, yes. Ma’am, let’s go.
Colie James: I mean, and we stayed at your favorite hotel. So I’m looking forward to the next time that we do one so that I can pick my favorite hotel and we can see how they can compare. How was the process for you working with me for the entire weekend instead of being alone? Like, how did your habits change? Do you feel like you got the same amount of tasks completed?
Like how did that work?
Sabrina Gebhardt: Yeah. I, don’t think I got as much done because, you know, we chatted and we went to breakfast and dinner and all those things. Whereas if I was by myself, I would have literally like, Gotten takeout and gotten up for the bathroom and otherwise just worked. But the benefit of doing it with a friend is the creative discussions and the problem solving that we were able to do for one another and the bouncing ideas.
So maybe I didn’t get as much done, but maybe it was better quality or maybe some really great ideas or inspiration came out of it. So it was different, but great.
Colie James: I mean, I will say this is the first time that I’ve done one of these where I swear my to-do list was longer when we were done than it was when it started, because as you and I were talking back and forth, mean, I just have like so many moments where I was like, oh my God, I need to do this. And so I might have just completed two. But I just added three,
Sabrina Gebhardt: Right.
Colie James: need, which is a good problem to have don’t get me wrong. so we polled some people before we decided to do this podcast episode and we asked them what kinds of questions they had. So one of the questions that someone said was how far away do you travel? So let’s be honest.
Like I flew to Fort worth to be with you. You didn’t leave for that one. So have you ever had. Like gotten in your car and driven somewhere or got on a plane and like left the DFW area to do one of these.
Sabrina Gebhardt: No, I am, in trying to be respectful to my husband and the lessening of the spouse guilt. want to be working as quickly as possible. And so I have always stayed within like a three mile radius of my house. and I checked in. Immediately upon check-in time on Friday. So, you know, my husband’s picking up the kids from school on Friday and I’m checking in at three 30 or four o’clock and then I am checking out on Monday morning at like six 30 in the morning, so I can be home for the get ready for school rush.
So I have Friday night and then two full days. So I’ve never gone anywhere, like you said, adding on a day to a conference or a workshop or something, you know, I’ve had some work time. In other states and other cities, but non-intentional whole weekends.
Colie James: And so do you think that that’s going to change now that you didn’t with me? Cause like, let’s be honest. Like if you’re so low, there’s really not a reason for you to waste a couple hours getting on a plane to go somewhere. like Sabrina, I have visions of our next one being in like Palm Springs. So like, so I’m just saying like, can we, can we build in some travel time there, but no, I mean, seriously. now that you’re deciding that you might want to do these with other people so that you can bounce ideas. Do you think that you’ll travel for them in the future?
Sabrina Gebhardt: Yeah, I could totally see that. Right now I’m on a rhythm of doing them like twice a year. So if I did one local and one travel, I think that’s totally fine. It’s a matter of, me, it’s not necessarily where I’m traveling to it’s who I would choose to do that. And this is a whole other conversation, but I don’t think I could do them with just anyone.
I think you have to pick wisely as far as, people that are going to be as productive as you are and not a distraction. You know what I mean?
Colie James: we’re both justice productive. Yeah. That’s a good point to bring up. So. One of the things that we got asked was what you prefer to work on. so I think that might actually influence who you decided to do one of these two because you and I both walked into this weekend with the idea that we were 100% not doing any client work.
Like this was all 50,000 foot view of our business working on email sequencing, website pages, like all of the things that go into running our business with absolutely no client work. so. Someone said, you know, what would you choose to work on during these weekends? So do you think that that’s going to be your emo going forward?
Like, do you ever see yourself doing one of these actual client work or only for like the strategic planning of your business?
Sabrina Gebhardt: Yeah. My answer now almost 12 years in business is different than I were if I was only at, you know, in the first couple of years, now I don’t need. Build in client facing type stuff, um, in these weekends because that stuff is automation and it’s functioning and I have editors to help and I don’t need extra time to work on that.
Maybe if I were going to launch a new branch of my photography business or something. but if I were newer in business, I could totally use that weekend to, like you said, work on website pages or refresh your web. Do your entire year of blogging, you know, write a whole bunch of newsletters. I mean, there are plenty of them.
Photography focused that you could do in these weekends. but for me, think it will always be coaching education based work. Just because that is the newer portion of my business. That’s the portion that I’m growing and, and that’s still getting tweaked here and there. That’s the part that I’m really the most excited about.
And when people ask, like what kind of stuff do you do on these weekends? I think that’s a really important.
Colie James: stole my next
Sabrina Gebhardt: Oh, dang it.
Colie James: ahead.
Sabrina Gebhardt: I think it’s really important that you pick something you’re excited to work on. Otherwise you’re just going to like Netflix and lay around and nap. You know what I mean?
Colie James: You purposely did not say Netflix and show, which is hysterical, but like, I felt like you were emulating that Netflix and just lay around. No, that was literally the next question on my list, because someone said, how do you set goals for the weekend? then what goals did you specifically achieve during our weekend?
So I’m going to go first guys. And I’m going to admit, I went to Sabrina nothing written on a goal sheet, nothing, and she came with a whole. So I know. So here’s the thing knew for a fact that I was going to be getting to the hotel hours before Sabrina
Sabrina Gebhardt: true. That’s true.
Colie James: goal when I got to the hotel, It was to walk through the door, put everything down and legitimately sit down and brainstorm what I wanted to do for this weekend. So I had nothing on my click up board I arrived in Fort worth, Texas. Now, then I came out with list so. People are asking what goals we accomplished. So for myself, I had a goal of working and refining my Dubsado VIP day. really the offer itself, but. The emails that go out, the forms that people fill out, like, you know, overall stuff, but not actually working on an actual clients VIP day. then I had tasks that were identified to improve my course. So I was transferring it from one system to the next, was, um, writing a new welcome sequence inside a flow desk.
So it was a big point of transition for me. Moving my course. so legitimately almost everything that I accomplished over the weekend was related to that. I ended up, refreshing the website page. Completely getting the chorus moved over to a new course platform actually having it listed for sale on the new course platform. then I created a brand new welcome sequence inside a flow desk so that when someone buys the course off of my website, they automatically get invited to go to Thrivecart’s learn plus, which is where the course is now hosted. automatically get zapped into flodesk a new student they get the first email of that five welcome email sequence.
So, I mean, I walked away from the weekend that that was finally then, because I had done the bulk of moving the course over a few weeks ago. And then I just stalled because I literally had no time to like connect the other pieces. Sabrina, what were the big things on your list and what did you accomplish when we were in.
Sabrina Gebhardt: Yeah. So I’m actually gonna look at my list because it’s been two weeks and a lot has happened. I’m like, what did I work on? I did a lot of focus on preparing for my podcast launch. It was just a few weeks when we met together. It was just a few weeks before that. And so there was a lot of.
Graphic creation and email launch planning. And I had to build out my podcast page hub. And so all of those things, just kind of the minute details of getting that ready to launch. And then I also had a. Flash sale run alongside of my podcast launch. And so I was preparing for that, the coupon codes, the email sequencing, making sure all of the links and the triggers were working a lot of like nitpicky stuff.
I also had just had new branding photos taken. And so I refreshed my website with images in different places and just putting new headshots and new branding images. And then something that I hadn’t planned on doing that we ended up doing, which was huge and got me really excited was I was able to completely map out week by week what my 2023 mastermind is going to look like.
And. It started as a carbon copy of the 2022 mastermind. And it’s still very, very similar, but we were able to map out themes and topics and guest speakers and all of the details which is something I needed to do. And it has me really excited and inspired to launch that very soon. Yes, very soon.
Colie James: it will be very soon.
Sabrina Gebhardt: then other than that, I’m trying to see what else is on my list. I had a lot of little things, you know, and just like you, my list got as long as it was when, when I left, but working with somebody who’s in a similar space that you are, and in a similar point in their business and understanding what we’re both going through.
It’s okay. That I left with a list that was as long as when I started. Because I was, again, I was inspired. I was motivated. I had some great feedback and ideas from you. And I had still gotten lot of stuff done, so I think it’s okay if you don’t check off your whole list.
Colie James: I think that’s perfectly acceptable. And when you said that, it reminded me of why my list got so long because Dubsado put out the new form builder. And so as I was setting up the course to be sold in thrive card, I actually went through and identified every video, not haven’t done it yet. Sabrina it’s been two weeks, but I’m hoping at the end of next week, I have to go through and record all those things. That have the new form builder so that a new student, when they pop in, they’re like, okay, but that doesn’t look like my screen. There’s nothing worse than buying a tech course when you go in and you’re like, that’s not what mine looks like. So how do I
Sabrina Gebhardt: Yeah.
Colie James: it in mind? So anyways, that was one of the things that just kept getting added to my list and it kept on making it longer. So let’s get to just a broad question. Like what are the things that you have learned. In doing these weekends, what have you learned about yourself? What have you learned about your business? How has it changed your goals for your business? Just what have you learned from doing these working weekends in general?
Sabrina Gebhardt: Yeah. again, my answer now at this point in my business is going to be different than it would have been if I did this, you know, eight years ago. But right now with everything being so focused on growing coaching and mentoring and all of those education pieces, it shows me how excited and passionate about like how I genuinely am, where I’m supposed to be, because.
I always leave these weekends exhausted, but also wishing I had a couple more days because I had, I was enjoying what I was doing, you know, and I was inspired and invigorated. They have also taught me that it is 100% To step away from my family, to pour into my business that. Yes. The very first time I did, it felt frivolous.
And I had to really explain to my husband why I needed it and you know, all this, after doing it and seeing how valuable it is, it’s, it’s valuable and it’s okay. And yes, it’s a little complicated for what gets left behind. I have to coordinate, you know, pickups and sports and what the kids have going on and all of that, it is so important to the growth and the future of my business, but it also fills my.
And that’s okay.
Colie James: I mean, and I don’t really feel like I have to justify anything to James, you know this, but when I kept on explaining to James, no, remember I’m going to DFW this weekend. He’s like, oh yeah, you have that client. I’m like, no, that’s not that weekend. I’m just going to work with Sabrina. And he just kind of looked at me.
He was like, what do you mean? You’re just going to work with Sabrina. I’m going to go, you know, hold myself up in a hotel for three days and just work with Sabrina. the funny thing is you mentioned, you know, you always wish you had one more day. you know, I almost got one more day because I was in DFW during the great flood of 2022. mean, that’s a conversation for a whole nother podcast, but I almost didn’t make it home. I drove to the airport was very grateful that I did not die in the lift. but like there was a lot of water in DFW. And so I almost got stuck there for at least one more day, I mean, I would’ve just sat down and knocked out more of my to-dos. so let’s get to, like, as you mentioned, the logistics are hard. you already talked about the fact that, you know, you usually start these weekends Friday. The moment that you can check in and then Monday morning, you’re packing up and you’re going home to kind of resume life. asks, well, what are the logistics? What are the costs associated with this? What are the time I’m going to go first? Because of course my costs were way more significant than Sabrina’s.
Sabrina Gebhardt: Right.
Colie James: of all, I hopped on a flight, which if you guys don’t know I’m in Denver, I mean, Denver to Dallas is a really easy flight. paid more for this flight than I typically do, because I can get flights to Dallas for like $60 each way, all the time. course, the weekend that Sabrina and I chose, it was not that cheap. So I think I spent like $230 on my flight together. And then of course we stayed at the hotel. Sabrina stayed for two nights. I stayed for three nights. So I think my hotel bill ended up being somewhere around 800 and then we, you know, had all of the food, which guys, I just wanted to make sure that I didn’t die. Malnourishment. I mean, and we didn’t really go overboard. I mean, you know, we had a
Sabrina Gebhardt: no,
Colie James: out so that we could get out of the hotel and kind of, you know, refresh our brains, listen scenery. But all in, I would say that it probably costs me something around 1200 to 1300 do it now. Guys, we stayed in a really nice hotel. I mean, I can imagine that you can probably find a hotel it’s not quite as nice and
Sabrina Gebhardt: Yeah.
Colie James: great. for a much cheaper price point. I mean, I could probably do one of these weekends less than, you know, $400 if I just went to a local hotel here stayed and order door dash or, you know, whatever the equivalent is, Sabrina. Maybe talk about what it costs this time and then what it’s cost you in previous times. Cause you know, you said, well, you would just eat room service, but like did it really made a difference in the cost or the logistics?
Sabrina Gebhardt: I wouldn’t have drank so much.
Colie James: Ooh And she just put all our business in the street guys.
Sabrina Gebhardt: No, we didn’t drink that much, but I mean, you know, ordering a second drink as opposed to maybe I just would’ve had one, you know, cost-wise uh, the same thing goes, I have not always stayed at that hotel. The reason I choose that hotel was twofold. Number one, there was a Starbucks inside. I mean, that’s absolutely.
Super imperative. And then number two, it has an outdoor pool, which actually Colie and I didn’t. Utilize because it rained. but normally on a working weekend, I will give myself like an hour of some vitamin D get away from the screen and go sit by the pool. So that’s why I choose that hotel. but I have stayed at other ones before, Cheaper and you know, maybe Starbucks is a block down the street instead of inside.
But cost-wise, uh, this weekend was ma maybe a little bit more again, maybe the restaurants were nicer. But we didn’t really do. We didn’t really spend, you know what I mean? So they’re really not that expensive if you’re not flying somewhere, they can be really, really affordable. The other thing is like, you’ve mentioned, you’ve done an Airbnb before.
You could totally do this in like somebody’s little back house or any kind of tiny rental. What’s that called like a studio rental. that’s super cheap. I guess house. You could also, if you have a friend that’s out of town or your in-laws are out of town, like you could just go crash at somebody’s pad for free.
You know, there are really creative ways you could do this. Or if you have, kids that play soccer or travel sports, send your spouse on the weekend with them and you stay home. You know, and just get everybody else gone. There’s you could get really creative with how you do this. for really inexpensive.
Yeah, for sure. For.
Colie James: So, I mean, we’ve talked about logistics, we’ve talked about how we set our goals, what goals we accomplished. there anything else that you want to kind of say about the process for someone else who might be thinking of doing one of these weekends for themselves?
Sabrina Gebhardt: I think it’s really important that you pick a date pretty far in advance. If you think to yourself, I’m going to do that the next time I have a free weekend, you’ll literally never, ever do it. will do it. So I always try and ours, we kind of did relatively last minute. I mean, we only scheduled it like six weeks in advance maybe or eight weeks in advance, which is the narrowest timeframe I’ve ever planned.
One. I try and give my husband as much time as possible. And so as soon as we have like sports schedule school schedule, I am pulling aside weekends. Generally I’ll do one somewhere like December, January, and then a summertime one. And so you were the summertime one this year, so I’ll probably do one in early December to plan for, you know, Q1 and everything.
Colie James: And you’ve already said that you will not come to Denver in December, January. I
Sabrina Gebhardt: pass Colie.
Colie James: rap. telling you sometimes it is 90 degrees here. We just get such a bad rap being in the mile high. It does not always snow here, guys. I promise, but I will say like when you put the dates out, you gave me a date in August and you gave me a date in November. And literally the only reason that I was like, no let’s do August was because I was thinking I had a lot of things that have to spend like sitting on my plate that I wanted to get done. I also knew that my mom was currently. And so I was just like, Hey mom,
Sabrina Gebhardt: Yup.
Colie James: an extra week so that I can go to Dallas?
And I will admit like before she answered me and you and I had already planned, I bought Chloe tickets come with me now. She wouldn’t have been in our working weekend. Don’t get me wrong, but I would have brought her to Dallas and like dropped her off at house. Like she would have been fine, I just didn’t want to wait until November.
Like, I was excited to do this with you. And so I wanted to get it done,
Sabrina Gebhardt: Yeah.
Yeah, would also say logistically, when you’re planning, you really do need least two nights. there’s something about Night’s not enough. There’s something about falling into the deep work. You know, it takes a little bit to get going. You can start checking off small things, which is what you told me.
You start with some small wins and then really steamroll into the deeper work you need to do. If you only give yourself one night. You don’t really have enough time to really settle in, you know? Um, so I think
Colie James: in because of hotel rooms. Like if you check in at 4:00 PM on a Friday and you have to be out at 11 or even noon the next day,
Sabrina Gebhardt: Yep.
Colie James: you have to sleep.
to do the work?
Sabrina Gebhardt: And, and you mentioned that this time I only stayed two nights, but I was there. Full days checked out, but then I hung out in Coley’s room all day. That last day, because I had a crazy early morning volleyball drop-off for my oldest child on Monday morning. So I didn’t want to have to check out at like 3 45 in the morning.
So I was still there for the two full days and Friday evening.
And then you said that you showed up hours earlier than me on Friday. So that’s when you were able to create your to-do list. I always try and have a general idea of what I want to get accomplished going into the weekend. And then I do use that initial Friday evening time to kind of fine tune my lid, prioritize.
What do I have to get done? What could possibly not get done? Just to kind of, you know, fine tune the list a little bit, get inspired, get excited about what I’m going to be working on.
Colie James: Yeah, I will say, I mean, I don’t mean to seem like I didn’t have a list at all. I just didn’t have a physical
Sabrina Gebhardt: yeah. Right.
Colie James: head. I was like, I could do this and this and this, purposely did not sit down and make it. Honestly, because if anybody that’s listening knows me, you know, that once I put something on it to do I get tempted to do it, the first opportunity that I have. so I really on purpose did not write anything down before I got on a plane before I landed in DFW, I was worried that if I did it on like the Tuesday before. I would be tempted to knock some of that stuff out now that I had clearly identified it as a goal. then it wouldn’t still be there on Friday.
Sabrina Gebhardt: Right.
Colie James: really trying to avoid that.
Sabrina Gebhardt: Yeah.
Colie James: mean, I don’t know about you guys. I have this really bad habit of every time I pay somebody to do something for me, I immediately get motivated. It’s like the housekeepers coming. You feel like you’d have to pre-clean the house. Like, I feel like once, I have hired someone to do something in my business.
I all of a sudden get really motivated to start working. All by myself 100% defeats the purpose of paying somebody
Sabrina Gebhardt: right.
Colie James: thing with this weekend. I didn’t want to identify anything that I would be tempted to try and start before I got down there with you, because you know, there’s always more tasks,
Sabrina Gebhardt: Yeah.
Colie James: that just didn’t seem like a very productive.
Sabrina Gebhardt: Yeah, the last thing I would say logistically about planning. It is give yourself a buffer day when you come back. it’s just like coming back from vacation re-entry into motherhood and being a spouse and being at home and laundry. It’s a lot, especially when you’ve been in like peace and quiet all weekend.
and so reentry can feel hard, but also you may still be really inspired and energized on something that wasn’t quite finished. So then you have time to like wrap it up and kind of finish those things before you move into your regular week.
Colie James: Absolutely. And I will say, I mean, you went home to your kids being at your house, but I came home to Chloe being at ground. So I did not get Chloe until the next day. Like I spent the rest of that afternoon working on a few other items. And then when James came home, we just had a nice date night and then I ended up picking my kid up the next day, after a VIP day.
So, I mean, I really did have to give myself that buffer day because I had a full VIP then the next day,
Sabrina Gebhardt: right.
Colie James: wouldn’t recommend that to people guys, but I mean, it had already been scheduled. And so I had already made sure that we were going to do it on Tuesday and not Monday. So, I mean, that’s a whole other. Sabrina. This has been absolutely fabulous. I’m telling you, I am already looking forward to our next working weekend, whenever that is going to be. Is there anything that you want to tell the listening audience about where they can find you or any information because you have new stuff coming out when this podcast.
Sabrina Gebhardt: Yeah. So this is just a few weeks before my 2023 mastermind we’ll launch. It is called root to rise. is for photographers for female photographers. And, this year, the location’s pretty awesome. The guest speakers are pretty awesome. The themes are amazing, but basically it is a five month mastermind where we meet weekly online and the.
The three-day in-person retreat built into the middle of it. So it’s the best of both worlds. And it is unique from other photography masterminds in that we work on in our weekly meetings is like heart-based work. And I, I love to tell my students that you better yourself and you better your business.
And so it is things that tie in with your business, but it’s also stuff that you just need for life. And then. In the retreat, we focus on photography. We shoot a bunch of sessions. We go through portfolio reviews. it’s a really fantastic experience. And this year there’s only 11 seats. So if this sounds like something that, you know, has your interest, peaked, Colie will share a waitlist in her, show notes.
So you can get on the wait list and find out when it launches.
Colie James: guys this might’ve seemed like a really odd sales pitch at the end of this podcast, but it’s really not because this is the bulk of what Sabrina did on our working weekend. said, she got all of the emails done. We actually brainstormed the entire schedule, like who was going to be in her mastermind as her guest teacher every month tint.
I am one of
So I mean, you know, this is just like the product. Of what came out of a very productive, strategic planning weekend between Sabrina and I. thank you for tuning in I hope to see you next time. Thanks guys.