It still makes me feel icky. Maybe it's because of the stuff I sold in some of my prior lives (such as selling pagers to drug dealers), or the fact that I live in an area of over caffinated, mo money-mo money-mo money, road raged suburbia, over loaded with marketing ads for the latest Lexus, wealth management firm, $1.5M house (an hour from the suburbs and 2 hrs from the city), where everything I see and hear seems to be trying to part me from my money, that I get a bit short tempered with sales people.
That's probably why I don't sell any more (I made a fairly good living at it) and why I can't bring myself to say "Now Mary, If you book a private lesson with me tomorrow...... Yes, I know it costs 3x what a group lesson costs......". See now it's becoming a hard sell, and the student leaves the lesson in a bad mood, only remembering the sales pitch and not what they learned.
Oh yeah, then there's the fact that our guests don't return "tomorrow" because we are a mid atlantic day ski area that doesn't have a hotel or even a bar (it's in a dry town!).
I actually had a great return rate when I worked at Breck. I'd get a Monday morning group and keep no less than 4 of them for the entire week. But I kept them as a group lesson, not as privates. At that time, we were paid the same hourly rate whether it was a group or a private or a request private. As long as at least 2 of your students came back from the day before, you could keep the same group - although they may add some to the group.