We are no longer using the 10to8 scheduling service

I love the idea of convenience for my clients and visitors – one place where everyone can see our list of services with full descriptions, pricing, availability, and a scheduling feature all in one place.

I began using the 10to8 online scheduling service years ago, but last month I decided to cancel the service. Why?

Well for one, people emailed me anyway. Which I loved! Emails give me every opportunity to connect with clients and potential connections more in-depth. What did I learn? Our people like the personal connection. Easy access, generalization, and disjointed disconnectedness isn’t attractive for our client type. People have questions before they want to schedule (i.e. commit).

Two, more than too many times everyone emailed me anyway saying the 10to8 system wasn’t giving them what they were looking for. Three, I heard myself telling people “the 10to8 system uses parameters that doesn’t account for the human factor.” What does this mean? While a digital calendar is programmable to outline and hold to the things I wish to assign for convenience, this isn’t really what we want. The human factor is not there.

I am a solopreneur, and my workday is all about creation and flow. I am not someone who rents space in one location and offers only a few things. I drive to my clients. I work out of multiple studios. I accept walk-ins. I am available virtually. I offer private and group sessions, and I host multiple events and teach classes. Each day is a mixed bag of meetings and conversations and opportunities, online and in-person. While I did my best to make things very clear and outlined for visitors to my scheduler, it never seemed to provide the ease and grace that neither my client or I needed. I will venture to guess about 98% of booking requests were adjusted, and that was after I contacted them to find out exactly what they were looking for. What did I learn? I thought what I made available in the system was clear and articulate for convenience, but after a brief consultation 90% of the inquirees switched what service they thought they wanted, or were looking for. Also, I was continuously explaining what my schedule actually looked like, and where I was, when.

I love opportunity. I have no qualms about students learning or practicing. I also love to support the underdog, or in this case a start-up. 10to8 was new when I first joined them, and it was a pretty basic package. As they grew and made changes, I was happy to grow with them, even though I was already experiencing challenges. From start to finish with 10to8 never did the system ask for clients to provide more than a phone number or email. The minimum required input was so the system could send reminders for me, which I liked. But most people said because the reminders were auto generated by a bot, they went to spam and so were missed and/or ignored because they didn’t know what it was. A form for plugging in an adress was there, but not provided to the client. If I was hired for an in-home visit, I had to first contact the client to obtain their address, then enter the data myself. I learned a lot people didn’t want a home visit anyway – they were trying to register for a class I provided at that time and location! There was a lot of extra work for me and I became an office asssistant. I was on the sytem more than any client ever was. Then came the point about 2 years ago when the service outgrew me – I was no longer able to access support from the company, but forced to try suggested troubleshoot techniques. Then support came in the form of a facebook group led by other users. Though I emailed requests and asked questions to the company, they weren’t resolved because my eclectic need was not understood by an IT tech. As a solopreneur this isn’t what I need. Updates began happening more frequently and changes to using the system were quick and not so solopreneur friendly. With every update on their end, I had more work to do in the back end of the site. Now I felt as though more time and effort was being wasted – by me AND visitors, and I really really tried to hang in there. Then they took more away, disproportionating what I got versus what I paid for. The cost per month to use the service was definitely beyond what I was getting from them, and my needs were still not being met. I deleted my account with them.

Why did I stay with the service as long as I did? Because of fear. I was afraid you wouldn’t know how to find me. Which is silly, because you can find me, and in so many places – Facebook. My website. Multiple online platforms (see my website for the list). I had cut + pasted that 10to8 link everywhere!! For years! It’s on my business cards, it’s in all of my books bios, in media where I collaborate with other experts. And every single time someone expressed interest in working with me I directed them there. I told everyone to send referrals there. Un-doing it all definitely creates more work. Am I frustrated? – Yes. But the decision to cancel is more in alignment with my needs (and yours!), and the outcome, than the decision not to.

Who knows, maybe one day I’ll research and find something I like that works. But for now I am happy to save the money per month I had been spending on an idea I hoped would work, but didn’t. What does this mean for you? You get my undivided attention! I’m returning back to the basics, the personal and preferred way to provide for you. If you are interested in what Ken and I do, and how we can help you – email us at LiKeEnergyHealing@gmail.com. The first thing I’ll do is ask you when you’re available to chat, and my second question for you will be do you prefer to meet by telephone or on Zoom? We’ll go from there ūüôā

Thank You


As expert energy healers, Lisa and Ken are able to update your state of being to assist in healing. They are dedicated and passionate about helping you work with the dynamics of your self relationship, and powerfully guide you to a healthier, happier, and more purposeful life. As psychic surgeons they both believe this is the key to most Mind Body Spirit disease and illness.
What we offer: 
Quantum Healing sessions           
Group Healing and Channeled Messages events
Intuition Development classes
Lisa and Ken offer healing packages, and memberships for services plus group events and classes. 
Find more information:
LiKeEnergyHealing@gmail.com
www.LiKeEnergyHealing.com
https://www.facebook.com/LisaMKarasek

LiKe Energy Healing

Divinely connected, Lisa and Ken powerfully activate healing to bring about transformation.

Divine Healing with Lisa Karasek and Ken Shepardson

New Energy Healing Services with Ken Shepardson 

As a medium, Ken channels messages and uses a variety of ancient techniques for energy healing. He has a strong connection with Angels and the Arcturians, and utilizes their methods.

LiKeEnergyHealing@gmail.com

Schedule this service at https://LisaKarasek.10to8.com

Fundraiser to stop human trafficking in Maryland

February 15th, 2020

11am – 4pm at Nourishing Journey
8975 Guilford Road, Columbia MD

I began volunteering for Araminta a few years ago. 
It is very important to me to help you understand how truly amazing this organization is. 
Most causes are dedicated to recovering individuals from their situations. 
Araminta goes beyond, and above that call. They provide all things a survivor may need once they have left their situation. They pair the survivors with mentors and make sure every single one of their critical needs are met – for them and their children. Every single thing from medical care, therapy, clothing, housing, and schooling and care for their children. Survivors are provided food, transportation for their appointments, support in every place imaginable – courts, etc. We help them build their lives from a stable point.

Araminta is a volunteer based organization and they are in need of so much, all of the time.

On February 15th the practitioners at Nourishing Journey are donating their time and their talents to raise money that Araminta needs to continue their mission. In addition to services there will also be an education room with speakers on different subjects throughout the event.  

Here’s what you can do:
Share this information Attend the eventPay $20 for one (20 minute) service 
OR
Pay $50 for 3 (20 minute) servicesBring others with you to the event.

All of the proceeds from the day will be given to Araminta. 

If you cannot attend, but would still like to donate, please click on the button below. 

Thank You! 

To learn more, and to donate, please visit their website at https://www.aramintafreedom.org
Fundraiser to stop human trafficking in Maryland

Fundraiser to stop human trafficking in Maryland

Araminta Freedom Initiative is a Baltimore based, non-profit organization dedicated to awakening, equipping, and mobilizing the Church and community in Maryland to end human trafficking through education, prevention strategies, and restorative survivor services. Our vision is to see every child free from human trafficking.

On February 15th Nourishing Journey is hosting a fundraiser to support Araminta – all proceeds from the event are going to Araminta to help meet critical needs.

You can participate by purchasing one (20 minute) service for $20, OR three (20 mine services) for $50.
There will also be informative discussions and workshops throughout the event.

Please join us – and share this with others.

If you cannot attend this event, but would still like to donate, you can do so here.

Thank You

Call me weird, but this is when I get really excited

There is just so much in my head 
ALL. THE. TIME. 

I mean always. 

I have way more creative sparks and wants than I could ever keep up with – you should see my To-Do List, it’s fucking ridiculous! 

Partial amounts of what I want reaches you. And to boot – call me ethereal. I fall into the stereotype of being flighty, flaky, not organized, not – whatever you want to call it. I will admit it – I do come across that way. But it’s really not my truth.

The real story is I’m too intelligent, too organized, too caring, too thoughtful, too jazzed, and too damn busy. 
It’s not that I’m incapable of accomplishing anything I start, shit, I hardly get to start enough of what I want to. 

The LISTS!! OMG the lists I have! 
Ideas. Ideas. Ideas!
… and then more ideas! 

Energy. Time. Capability. Budget. Collaboration. Ability. 

I need to sleep too.

I use a scheduling application for my email because Im one of those people who schedule when I want emails to be sent:
1) to stay on top of things I write them while I’m inspired and it’s fresh, and schedule them to send later, when they’re supposed go & 2) because often I’m replying to emails at an ungodly hour and I don’t want you to know it. 

But I do sleep, I promise. I just don’t sleep in a fashion to others.

Mostly I manage – I jump. From list to idea to priority to what I want personally, and I circle back, start again.  
I try. I do my best, and some days I get more done than other days. And you know what – that’s ok. Because there’s always tomorrow. 

The good news is that with all these ideas, and thank god I keep the lists – every once in a while I reorganize and restructure them – and turn them into something else, and then that becomes ready. 

Then they are the magic that reaches you. 
They are exactly what needs to be heard -now.

I love how this works. 

I’ve been this way all my life. It used to frustrate me, thinking I was deficient. But now I embrace my process, and I see the beauty of the creation that it is. 
Things need to churn in my world. 

It’s when things (ideas, moments, desires) don’t become fruitful that I address them. I ask – what’s really going on here? What is the hangup, really?

Some times I realize that it wasn’t a good idea, or, and I can let it go. 

Most of the time it turns out to be something that I had an energetic block for. 
Yes – when I say Energetic – I mean ENERGETIC – Spiritual – it involves my soul, who I really am, and what my soul really is all about. I have something to uncover at this point. 

Call me weird, but This is when I really get excited.
I Love doing the work on myself. I love knowing that I am working towards being authentically me. 
AND Because who I am is someone who loves to help you. And the more I learn, the more steps I take, the more I understand – the better I can help you in discovering what’s truly yours.¬†

If there’s something that you want to accomplish, and are having trouble achieving it – take a moment and remind yourself that you are worth the investment. 

To schedule a guidance session go to:
https://LKCEPC.10to8.com

Lisa Karasek is a Quantum Healer and Intuitive Practitioner able to powerfully transform your state of being by guiding you to a helathier, happier, and more purposeful life using ancient, multi-dimentional healing modalities, angelic energies, and consciousness based practices. Lisa is passionate and dedicated to helping you work with the dynamics of your Authentic Self Relationship.