I've been feeling discouraged by the lack of responses to the upcoming LeadIN cohort.
I have two people lined up who have applied, and 55 odd people who have viewed the form (tracking via bit.ly) and didn't apply.
Today, I relayed in person to 4 people, what the cohort will be about. I think I spent a collective 2 hours, and they're all interested. Whether they apply remains to be seen.
The co-working space has declined to offer us the space. They didn't see value in bringing the same people to the space. A little outside the box thinking would have helped them understand that quality over quantity of engagements is what draws people back to a place. Ironically, their name has 'box' in it. I didn't have access to the conversation so it would have been lost in translation anyway.
I've decided to go ahead with a space I'm familiar with, that's free, the only challenge is ensuring that on the days we intend to be there, there aren't large distracting events happening at the same time.
I remain hopeful, though I do need to push more to get the 12 I need to start.