Everyone who’s met me in class and worked with me knows I’m a pretty laid back guy and I don’t get charged up over much. I run my business very much the same way- first and foremost, I’m here to provide the best quality training possible and a business second. My goal is for you to come away with my absolute best possible, 100% and then some. It is my aim to build up this community and make it the best I can and charge enough to make it worth my time and yours.
That said, there’s a huge expense in time traveling and putting on a course on the road. Not just monetary but time away from family, away from other productive things I could be doing, and pretty much anything else in general. There’s major personal risk involved and travel is not exactly something I’m fond of doing.
In the past if you reserved a spot in a course, I required a small fee to reserve your spot with the remainder due at the beginning of class. Apparently some have a hard time with this or take advantage of my generosity. IF YOU TOOK A SPOT AWAY FROM ANOTHER AND THEN BACK OUT AT THE LAST MINUTE, DON’T SEND ME AN EMAIL ASKING FOR YOUR DEPOSIT BACK.
Further, the full course fee is now due up front for all courses, zero exceptions. If you booked me to travel, whoever is hosting the course is on the hook for the full course fee. I don’t really do this for the money but I damn sure don’t do it to go broke, either. If I’m taking the time, expense and personal risk to bring a class to you, don’t expect me to be a happy camper when you back out at the last second. Life happens, but life doesn’t magically happen a day after I post a course reminder up.
Also, don’t send me an email complaining about money as a few have done in the past. I run a business, not a charity; I’m not a counselor and I don’t give a damn about your personal problems. Training costs money. If you’re the type that thinks everything should be free, go review the Communist Manifesto because that’s the gist of it.
Again, for the rest, its an honor to train with you and as always I greatly anticipate doing so and I’m sorry that you had to read this. I really don’t like having to write these kinds of things.
See you out west in a couple weeks. -NCS