Money is not a topic that we discuss easily. It’s probably not something you were taught at school or was talked about around the kitchen table growing up. But the ability to manage money is a skill that can be cultivated over time.
This workshop offers a combination of tactics, approaches, and community to help you cultivate a richer life. Join us for a 1-day workshop to optimize your thinking and behaviors around money and sales.
This workshop will be led by Robin Zander, co-founder of Motion.
Motion provides online and in-person training in taboo areas such as money, grief, and emotional well-being.
Prior to founding Motion, Robin ran Robin’s Cafe, a cafe and event space in San Francisco. Over 2.5 years, and with no prior restaurant experience, Robin grew his cafe from nothing to 15 employees, and $750,000 in annual revenue. Robin sold his cafe in 2018.
In order to start Robin’s Cafe, he raised 50K in investment, never having raised money for a business previously.
Over the same time span, Robin founded and ran Responsive Conference - an annual event on “the future of work”. In addition to building a team and learning how to run a large-scale conference, he’s had to learn to sell tickets at $1000/person, and raise 60K in sponsorship, never having done either of these things before.
A Letter From Robin
Money is important in all of our lives, but it isn’t something we’re taught how to handle. Money wasn't a common topic of conversation around my dinner table growing up, and I wish it had been.
But I've also been very fortunate, and had some incredible mentors. I would never have opened Robin’s Cafe were it not for the mentorship of my dear friend, Ronda, who owns several discount movie theaters in Pennsylvania and New York. Ronda taught me a lot of best practices, helped me set up bookkeeping systems, and when I called her in a panic, was able to calmly walk me through the process, having been through it herself before
During the 2.5 years that I was building Robin's Cafe, some of my biggest growth came through being forced to handle sums of money that had previously seemed out of reach. Previously to the cafe, the most I’d ever earned in a year was about $40,000 before expenses, and by 2017, through the cafe, I was earning $40,000 per month.
This workshop isn't a "Get Rich Scheme." In my experience, there are no shortcuts. But mindset matters, and that is a learned skill.
The purpose of this workshop is to foster a community of people interested in improving their skills around money. Money is generally not something that most people speak about money publicly. It is a taboo topic surrounded by judgement and fear. By shedding some light on common issues, exploring our beliefs, and sharing best practices, together we will improve our ability to earn money with greater ease.
I hope you'll join us!