I can’t think of enough people to invite. What do I do?
• Don’t limit yourself to outdoor lovers and hiking enthusiasts. Just ask yourself “Who do I want to grow with on a deep, transformational level?” and start writing down names! Do not rule out anyone because God wants to work in everyone’s life.
I don’t have anyone else I want to invite on a trip. How do I get more people?
• Gather the people you have and ask them “Who else do you think needs to be on this trip?” They can start making their own lists of people they want to join them and follow up by starting to invite people!
How can I best present this to the people I want to invite?
• Here’s a strategy to discussing this with people: why you want them to go, how it’s going to happen, and what the trip is about. Talk heavy about why you want them to go on this trip with you, and then follow up with the details. People don’t care what you know until they know that you care.
I have a list, no dates yet, and I’m just not sure what to do next. How can I get the ball rolling?
• One of the best ways to get people excited and continue the process is by having a gathering with your group of people together. Whether it’s dinner, dessert, wine, or something else, gathering everyone together allows for people to (a) see who they’re going to go on the trip with and (b) see other people get excited about the trip. This builds momentum. Another tip is to get three people who are “in” and excited about the trip to help rally people together.
What if my list of people live in different cities, states, countries, etc.?
• Hosting a conference call together and using Skype are both great ways to come together without physically gathering in the same place.
What if my doctor told me I cannot go hiking or backpacking?
• Then don’t! If a medical doctor tells you not to do this, then you shouldn’t do it. We are concerned first and foremost for the health and safety of every person.