For anyone that thinks that prepping for a conference is easy, think again.
So In about a week, Mike and I are sponsoring the Spark Christian Podcasters conference. This has truly been a blessing, and we could not be more thrilled
However, preparation and sponsorship have come with its testing, and pressures you may not be aware of.
First of all, you need to expect things to cost more than you intend.
You are not just counting in the flight, and hotel, and food. You are counting this time on creating merch, getting shirts made for you to have for days to wear, and oh yes, a few other smaller things that you may not even think of at the time.
Then there is the stress of having all your websites up and running just as you want them, making sure you have transportation to the airport and the complications that go along with typical travel.
Oh and by the way, how about throwing in making sure all your clients are happy, you have all your podcast obligations taken care of before you leave, and making sure you still have cash flow coming into the company as you get ready to leave.
Will this conference be worth it to our bottom line? I do not know
However, this goes back to a podcast episode I did a while back, No risk it, no biscuit!
I know how many clients we are hoping to walk away with, or at least develop relationships with to make it worth it to us, but more importantly, we do what we do for a higher purpose.
If you are a ministry or a faith-based business, you want to know your numbers and your hard costs, but you must also ask this question. How many risks are you willing to take to advance the Kingdom? What would make that risk worth it to you?
I can’t answer that for you but I thought I’d lay it out for your consideration.
If you are in Houston TX. I would love to see you at the conference
If you’re not able to make it, I understand maybe you can use this article to consider some risks the Lord may be asking you to take in business or Ministry for his sake.
Either way, step out in faith, and hang on for the ride.
Finally, as I always say,
Let’s go do this thing!