10 Different Ways You Can Afford Rapport Courses
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that personal and professional growth is important to you. As it should be!!!!
Ask yourself: Am I Goodnuf or am I going to level up?
Not only will development opportunities help you advance your career, but they’ll also help you show up as a better partner, parent, friend, child, etc. When you want to live the best life possible, it’s important to keep learning, keep growing, and keep embracing all the beauty that life has to offer.
As important as being the best “you” is, the cost of some programs can be high. This can make it difficult to balance your desire for development with your need to put food on the table, keep a roof over your family’s heads, and pay for the rest of life’s necessities. Unfortunately, development often takes a back seat to more “practical” pursuits.
You’ve heard about Rapport courses to improve leadership skills, maybe you’ve even taken one, and you want to learn more … even though the cost may be out of reach. Too often, we put our dreams for leadership development training on the back burner in favor of more “practical” ways to spend money.
The amazing news is there are a number of ways to pay for Rapport courses — or have someone else pay for them for you! The future you want is well within reach… all you have to do it grab it!!!
An Investment in Your Future Self
Have you ever considered that your hesitation to dive in may be due to your mindset? Were you taught from a young age not to accrue debt? This has probably led you to budget well and only spend money on what you truly need.
First of all, kudos! You make smart money decisions and that’s commendable. However, this “debt” or “cost” mindset may actually be holding you back.
There’s a difference between purchasing the latest gadget or a designer handbag versus enrolling in a leadership training program. The former will make you feel good for about a week or so. Once the excitement fades, it will be a line item on your credit card, adding to your stress and regret. The latter is an investment in your future self and career. Rapport’s in-person and online training helps you advance your career and will pay for itself 5x over.
Rapport attendees build confidence, overcome the blocks that are keeping them from living their best lives, and gain the skills necessary to better manage their teams (whatever that looks like for them). They truly gain a leg up in their businesses, their careers, and their lives.
Making the decision to spend money is scary, especially when it’s an investment in yourself. Don’t let the cost stand in the way of your future … step out on the skinny branches and let’s get those courses paid for!
10 Ways to Pay for Rapport Courses
Rapport Courses make an excellent cornerstone to your personal development plans. While they cost more than focusing on books or podcasts, they are quite affordable when you look at the return on your investment, and getting them paid for by someone else is a very real possibility.
For decades, we’ve had participants find inventive ways to raise the money necessary. We don’t suggest starting a lemonade stand on your corner (although if it works, who are we to say no?), however, we’ve compiled a list of 10 different ways that you can pay for Rapport Courses. Find one that speaks to you or use this list as a way to spark your creativity and find another solution!
$500 to be On-Team
If you’ve already experienced Leadership Breakthrough One, you may have free money waiting for you! At Rapport, we believe that some of the best learning is done when you come back to “be on-team” (i.e. assist) at a future class. We believe so strongly in this, that we’ll offer you $500 toward your next course.
Take a few days to reinforce what you learned in LB1, support another class of attendees, and then use your $500 voucher to register for your next course and continue your growth.
Your Tax Refund
You’ve been paying the government all year long, watching dollars come out of your paycheck month after month. Well, consider it an investment in your personal and professional development. Tax refunds are like “found money” for many individuals, and the choice is yours what to do with it. Instead of wasting it on a material item that will only bring you fleeting joy, why not use it to pay for your next Rapport course and bet on your future?
Your Employer's Continuing Education Program
Many companies recognize the importance of their employees’ growth and support this with a Continuing Education Program. These programs often cover part of or the entire cost for courses to improve leadership skills and communication.
Ask your HR department if this is a perk offered to you and find out how much you can receive and how often you can use this benefit. When your bosses see how much you’ve grown during the program, they may choose to send all of their employees through Rapport.
Start a GoFundMe Campaign
Crowdfunding has helped millions of people raise money for themselves, their friends and family, and the causes they care about. Consider starting a GoFundMe and use their story template to tell people why you want to attend Rapport classes and what you expect to get out of them. If you’ve attended one in the past, be sure to share about how you’ve changed for the better thanks to the program.
Ask Your Church or Community Group
If you belong to a religious organization or community group, they may offer scholarships or sponsorships that can offset the cost of Rapport training or pay for it entirely. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no!
If they don’t have funds set aside in the budget, they may be willing to take up a collection from the congregation to support you.
Ask Friends to Sponsor You
Friends know that you’ll always be there for them. Day or night, you have their backs. Of course, it’s a lot easier to give help than to ask for it.
If you’re having a hard time figuring out where you’ll get the money for Rapport courses, consider mentioning it to your friends. If they’re in the position to help, they may be more than happy to sponsor you fully or kick in what they can. And remember … you’d do the same for them.
Credit Card Incentives
While credit cards can get you into quite a bit of trouble, they can also be a smart financial move. Most credit cards have some sort of incentive, whether it’s cashback, travel points, or gift cards. Check with your bank and see if the money you’ve spent on your credit cards can translate into a way to afford your Rapport courses.
Once you’ve identified a card that offers cashback, move your monthly expenses there so you can make money while paying your bills.
Frequent Flier Miles And Hotel Points
If you choose to do the in-person courses, there will likely be travel costs involved. If you’ve traveled in the past, you’ve probably accrued frequent flier miles or hotel points that you can use for your trip. Some airlines will even let a friend or family member “gift” some of their frequent flier miles to you. These miles and hotel points can help you offset the costs of attending a Rapport course in person.
Hold a Birthday Fundraiser on Facebook
Your Facebook friend’s list is probably chock-full of people who want to see you succeed. The platform gives you the opportunity to run fundraisers for yourself or your favorite charity and, when done correctly, you will most likely raise the funds needed to schedule your next course. Learn how to create a Facebook Fundraiser here.
If you go this route, be sure to share why this is so important to you and how big of a difference it could make in your life. You may be surprised to see how many people care about you.
Request Sponsorship In Lieu of Birthday Gifts
Do you really need more baseball caps or another candle set? When your birthday rolls around this year, let people know that you’d love to become a better leader and a better friend, and ask them for sponsorship in lieu of a birthday gift. They’ll probably appreciate not having to run to the store.
Get The Most Powerful Leadership Training In The World With Rapport
Where there’s a will, there’s a way!
Once you’ve decided that personal and professional development are priorities for you, the question changes from “Should I?” to “How will I?”
One of the most important investments you will ever make is in yourself. The Rapport Leadership training programs will help you become a better communicator, a better leader, and a better person.
Register today and take the first step on the road to a new you!
You CAN afford to learn at Rapport. In fact, you CAN’T afford not to.