• Katrina Julia

3 Steps to Host Events and Retreats (Behind the Scenes with Spain)

Updated: Nov 1, 2019

Are you an entrepreneur, coach and/or blogger who loves your online community? Yet, you find yourself feeling like something just might be missing. You are missing the creative community connecting in person. There is nothing like a heart to heart connection.

You love to attend or speak at events. Perhaps, you've attended retreats or considered creating retreats? Creating a life and business you love with time and location freedom sounds incredible. It is! If I am and we are creating it, so can you.

Everything from 1 day masterminds, multiple day and weeks are possible for you to create. Whether you want to collaborate with boutique hotels, teach people how to do social media, and/or combine the two, it's all possible.

You love to travel and teach. Yet, you don't know where to even begin to host your own masterminds, events, or retreats. Creating a life and business you love is speaking to your soul with masterminds, retreats, and a community.

I completely understand. From traveling to >27 countries, being a keynote, and creating retreats, I love transforming and traveling. My word for 2018 was Faith. The year involved numerous leaps of faith like hosting a mastermind in Spain at an Airbnb. If I created it, so can you.

Make a choice to take action to host events and retreats. No matter what is next for you, take the step. Each step leads to the next step. Before you know it, you'll be hosting events and retreats, too!

3 Steps to Host Events and Retreats (Behind the Scenes with Spain)

Rising up to new levels to host events and retreats, or scale them, requires you to get uncomfortable. I experienced this in many ways with hosting events in Atlanta, Cuba, and Spain.

I love Barcelona and felt the pull to go back in 2018. The city, culture, and experiences offer something for everyone. Barcelona is bucket list worthy in every way.

If you want to create a community of creators in innovative ways, you will feel the fear. As you breakthrough, it will help you feel invincible. You may imagine hosting events and creating retreats overseas brought up different things for me. However, I chose to focus on the mission, vision, and purpose.

For some, attending events or traveling overseas is a massive breakthrough. Keep this in mind as you and your community grow. We are all at different levels depending on the vision and legacy.

Early in 2018, I decided to travel to Europe to see family and host 1 day events in London and Barcelona. My mom experienced health challenges with her back and hips in 2018-2019. It felt like a very uncomfortable and scary time for us. My heart wanted to spend extra time with family.

In alignment with living in authenticity with creating a life and business I love, I knew this required a new me to show up and take action.

I decided to fly from Atlanta to London and host my first event there at a WeWork or Airbnb. Then, I decided to visit my family in Vienna and in Bulgaria (and work in the evenings).

After leaving my family in Bulgaria, I knew I wanted to host a 1-day event in Spain. I started taking action in March for the September events.

The faith, feeling and focus alignment is essential to having things flow step by step. Be aware of what comes up for you as you step into hosting events and retreats.