Happy Holidays!

I’m not sure why I’m surprised that the year seems to fly by, but I am and it does! Do you have the same feeling?

I have memories from childhood about going out with my parents and sister to get our Christmas tree — we really did go into the forest to find the perfect tree for the holidays and then haul it home to put homemade decorations around it. I’m pretty sure my mom still has many of those decorations on her tree today. 🙂

Since you’re probably gearing up to enjoy the holidays with loved ones, I’ll keep today’s post short — yet (candy cane) sweet.

Although we don’t have the big Christmas celebration that we had when I was a kid, I still love the idea of giving gifts and taking time off to reflect on the year.

That’s why we’re going to revisit some of our most popular posts then enjoy some time away until the New Year (we’ll return in January with new videos!)

Here’s why we’re doing this.

1. For me, the holidays are a great time to catch up and set new goals for the New Year. In January we have some changes happening around here to make your experience on the site even better; Motivation Monday videos will be moved to Wednesdays, and I’d love your help naming the series so check out this video below and let me know your thoughts.

A Holiday Gift For You

2.To thank you for your ongoing support and comments within our community, we’re giving you a discount on The Event Toolkit and Business Launch Formula and our new online program, All Access Pass!

To save 25% on The Event Toolkit and Business Launch Formula, click here. (The fine print: This is for new purchases only and valid from December 17, 2014 to January 9, 2015). Holiday Special Code is: HNY2015 (put this code in the coupon box on the order form before hitting Pay Now).

3. There are some great articles and EventPlanning BlueprintTV episodes that you may have missed.

Many of you have been reading, watching and commenting for years (thank you!), but there are so many event planners that are new to our community.

So this is your chance to catch up and/or refresh your memory!

Here are three of our most popular posts…

#1 – How To Make Money As An Event Planner. If you’ve been struggling with making money – because you don’t know how much to charge or because you’re not charging enough, this article will help you determine what price works for you and your event planning business.

Let me know how this article helped you determine your rates or tweak your current rates.

C’mon over to this post now and let me know in the comments.

#2 – How To Charge For Your Event Planning Services. One of our most popular posts, we’ll focus on THE most asked question we get at Event Planning Blueprint. It’s not only the #1 question we get but the most important concept to learn as you build your event planning business.

Follow these tips. Every. Single. Time. They work.

Join me in the comments because I’d love to know what you’re learned about charging for your services.

#3 – 6 Ways Event Planners Can Say No and Still Get The Client. This is one of our most shared posts of all time! And the topic couldn’t be more relevant.

If you feel like you have to take every job that comes your way, you’re gonna love this article. You’ll learn two simple strategies that most people ignore — that can help you build the business you want.

Join me in the comments and let me know how you handle difficult client conversations.

Wishing you a great holiday season and a very Happy New Year. As always, thank you so much for being a part of this community and for joining me each Wednesday. It is the best gift I could receive.

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