The most important part of a personal retreat is planning. Before you do that, you have to commit to doing it. If you’re busy like I am, you need to make the best use of your time. You need to commit to the project, plan it, and execute it for the best chance of success.
Retreats are supposed to be some free-thinking, unstructured time, yet they have to be focused on achieving certain goals. It’s a challenge to be creative in such a framework, so there’s a lot of planning that needs to go into it.
Planning and preparing for a personal retreat can take weeks! So, many aspects should be considered from your personal preparations to what you’ll take with you.
Where are you going to do your retreat? At home? I don’t know about you but I have way too many distractions there! If the dog isn’t bugging me, the mailman, or some robocalls will distract me. We can give you some great ideas on how you can start, how you can stay focused, and how they relate to your goals.
What questions do you need to answer? How to they relate to your goals? What are your goals?? We have this great process in the book which is a game you get to play with yourself to drill down into what you really think.
What do you need to bring to your retreat? Hot dogs and beer? A box of donuts? Will you have it catered? Just kidding – in fact, we recommend just the OPPOSITE. You’ll see what we’ve found to be the best support for your retreat. It’s all about making the right decisions for the best outcomes.
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