Self Development

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  1. Samantha

    May 29th, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Thank you for this! I’ve felt this way before and as I learn more, I’m learning to be more confident in my skills and expertise.

  2. Debbie

    May 29th, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Thank you for the comment Samantha. I’m so glad this post was helpful for you!

  3. roberta stevens

    September 23rd, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Samantha, I to have felt that way to the point I turned down the opportunity to do work. Now I think I have my confidence back I have to do a grand opening for a cupcake store and I am drawing a plank as to what to do.

  4. Amy

    May 29th, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Wow! What a great reminder for those of us with just a few years of experience. Thank you for this!

  5. Debbie

    May 29th, 2012 at 8:54 am

    You are welcome Amy. Thank you for being part of the community here!

  6. Courtney - Alpha Prosperity Events

    May 29th, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Great post. Even though I have done a number of weddings, I still get the jitters when I take on a new client, and question whether or not I have what it takes. I have learned to feel the jitters and keep pushing, usually amazing myself as well as the bride.

  7. Debbie

    May 29th, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Thank you for the comment Courtney. I still get the jitters sometimes too. I think it’s totally natural no matter how much experience you have.

  8. Sheila

    May 29th, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I needed to read this. I started my business about a year ago. i have only done 2 events. I don’t understand why i am not getting business. Can you give me some advice how you attract clients? Thanks for being here.

  9. Debbie

    May 29th, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Thank you for the comment Sheila. I appreciate you being part of the community. You may want to consider a coaching session so that I can evaluate your services and marketing then give you solid ideas on what to change so you can get more business.

  10. Monica

    May 29th, 2012 at 11:06 am

    I feel like this post is just for me!!! Thank you for sharing this information. Being that I’ve only been in the business for a short time, I’m always wondering if I’m good enough or if I should throw the towel in, this post comes at the right time…I will continue to push forward and do the best I can.

  11. Debbie

    May 29th, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Go Monica! You can do it. Keep chugging along and don’t give up. Thank you for taking time to comment.

  12. Monica

    May 29th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Debbie: Just wanted you to know I really love the Planners Lounge. I look forward to the posts, comments & advice that is given, thank you for creating the Planners Lounge. Keep up the good work.

  13. Debbie

    May 29th, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Thank you so much Monica! I truly appreciate the compliment and your wonderful comments!

  14. Tracey

    May 30th, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    This is an excellent topic. I have list to check my list when I’m planning & executing an event. LOL It’s nerve wracking when you think you have forgotten to do something and I still get nervous at the beginning of every event that I do, praying that everything goes well and it does with very few glitches.

  15. Debbie

    May 30th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Thank you for the comment Tracey!

  16. Mandi

    September 27th, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Hello Debbie,

    I appreciate the Planner’s lounge and this post especially. I have been working on my planning career for a few years but still have not found that faith that I can go full time and be successful. This helps encourage me and give me the confidence I need to keep working hard at it. I would like to know more about how to do a coaching session you mentioned? I am looking for more guidance and knowledge! Please advise!

    Thank you.

  17. Debbie

    September 27th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Mandi, thank you for your wonderful comment and for being part of the Planner’s Lounge community. I just emailed you a response.

  18. Lilieth

    September 22nd, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Thanks for this. some people forget where they was when they had just stated as with anything, you get better
    at it each time but only if you willing to be your best.

  19. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    September 23rd, 2013 at 9:41 am

    You are right Lilieth. Thanks for taking time to comment.

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  21. Josie Coccia

    July 24th, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Thank you very much for this post, Debbie. I needed this today! It’s good to know that I am not alone, either. And with social media these days, it’s easy to feel inferior when looking at all the other planners posting how successful their business is and all the clients that they have coming in, etc.

  22. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    August 2nd, 2017 at 8:43 am

    So glad this post was helpful Josie. Thank you for taking the time to comment!

  23. Yessenia Mina

    March 15th, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Thank you so much for the reminder! This is my 5th year in business and I’m not doing great since I raised my prices and that puts a damper on things. I have to keep reminding myself that the right clients will come along and will know I’m good enough for them.
    _Gold Mine Events

  24. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    March 21st, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Thank you for commenting!

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