24 hours after putting up the notice, Self Help Summer School was sold out. Dude. I’m really not trying to fake humility here (because sometimes I’m just really full of myself) but I would have been happy with 3 people taking me up on my offer. Instead I booked a full class, with the majority Dutch but also three Belgian girls, one Canadian, one English rose and an all-American sweetheart! How cool is that?!
So the last week and a half have pretty much been all about writing content for them. I’ve also been Skyping, going through people’s “homework” and sending coaching e-mails. My favorite part is that I’ve also been having real-life meetings: I had lunch with one student on Wednesday in Rotterdam and on Saturday, 3 hours flew by as I was surrounded by 5 curious and excited women who had come to The Hague to meet me. Can’t tell you what that’s like; people actually traveling to come meet you and talk to you. I was very humbled.
We had a great time. I talked a lot (in my defense: only when provoked) but also listened a lot of the time. The girls were helping each other out wonderfully as well by sharing personal experiences and tips. I’ve always known you learn a great deal from your students while you’re teaching and this was no exception.
I’m very happy I chose to do this. Because whether it’s in a big or a small way, whether it’s a huge metamorphosis or just a few tiny changes in their lives, I have a positive effect on these women. The things I write for them, tell them and say to them; it has a positive influence. That’s such a kick-ass feeling.
I would have done it for 3, but I’m glad I got the chance to do it for a full house. Oh, and of course you can take a peek at the course material if you want: