As entrepreneurs and small business owners, most of us don’t have time to take a vacation, so how can we afford to set aside time for a retreat? Whole days away from the office? In a row? Who has time for that?
In fact, taking time to attend that retreat could end up being the best thing you can do for your business. Here’s why:
Retreats Give You Time to Focus on Your Personal and Professional Development
Those books and webinars can also be sources of inspiration that go untapped. Maybe they bring up some ideas for you and you think, “I should do that,” but then you have to pick up the kids from school or walk the dog or make dinner, and you never get to take action on those new ideas.
By contrast, a retreat gives you both the inspiration/motivation and the opportunity to start working on your big goals right away.
Work On Your Business, Not Just In Your Business
Running a business can be so busy and chaotic that sometimes we forget to stop and make time to work on our business. What big goals do we have for our business? What systems and processes do we need to put in place to achieve those goals?
Taking a step back to make those assessments and put those processes and procedures in place takes time, which is why many entrepreneurs and small business owners never get around to it, and that can prevent them from moving forward in their business.
When you attend a retreat, you have a chance to step back and look at (or set) your big goals for your business and figure out how you’re going to reach those goals. Don’t let your big dreams for your business die as dreams without ever having seen the light of day. Attend a retreat and commit to making those dreams a reality.
Build a Support Network of Other, Like-Minded Entrepreneurs
People often say that Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they tend to leave out the fact that Rome wasn’t built by just one person, either. It required a team (several teams) of people working together to achieve a common goal. (It Takes a Village training has more information about building a network)
The Power of Collaborative Work Spaces
Return to Work More Energized
When was the last time you took a retreat? When was the last time you devoted a day or two to just work on your business? If it’s been a while and you’ve been thinking it might be time for another (or your first!) retreat, my quarterly retreat is coming up, which makes it the perfect time to schedule your next retreat for your business.
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