I am so thankful to welcome in all the possibilities of 2021!
- 2020 was the year of working from home.
- It was the year of the “new normal.”
- It was the year of Zoom.
- It was the year of uncertainty.
- It was the year of change.
While we tackled each of these things head-on – because what choice did we really have – I also think it’s fair to say that we’re excited for 2021 and forging a new way.
And even though we’re only a few days into the New Year, I have high hopes that this is going to be a good one! With vaccines rolling out to our frontline workers and those most vulnerable, it brings a sense of hope that things can return to a more normal way of life for us soon.
Because… selfishly I’d like to be able to do a few of the things I missed in 2020 including traveling to see my family, colleagues, clients and friends.
One of the things that I really missed in 2020 – and it may seem silly or even a bit trivial after the year we had – but I missed retreats. I missed those times away where you can recharge your battery – whether it be personally or professionally. I needed it (you probably did, too) and yet accessing it was impossible while also quarantining.
There’s something so invigorating about a few days away – spent with likeminded people – and then coming home feeling like you can take on the world! And 2020 just didn’t allow for it. But I’m hopeful that 2021 will.
Retreats are more than just a glorified business vacation. Bringing your team together for a few days outside of the office can do so much for you and for them. You may find that:
- Your team strengthens their relationships with one another and as a whole
- You learn about additional talents your team members have
- You relieve stress
- You improve company morale and performance
- You have time for reflection
2020 didn’t allow for a lot of these things – because we were always holding our breath, waiting for the next shoe to drop. But let’s hope that 2021 does!
I know I’m looking forward to going back to The Rookwood Inn for a retreat with my mindset coach, Sensei Victoria Whitfield. (Yes, even coaches have coaches – because I see the value in coaching just like you do!) And of course, there will be a Momentum Activators Program here – because this place is… magical. The setting (located in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Berkshires) is out of this world, and Amy (the most fabulous proprietor) makes this a world-class experience from start to finish. (With spa services and a delicious breakfast – you may feel like you never want to go home! And yes, rest and relaxation is definitely a part of a good retreat!) She has made accommodations to ensure a safe experience for everyone.
I just looked at my calendar to see when I’m booked to go here – and it’s not soon enough!
If you have the ability this year, book a retreat for you and your team. Enjoy the time together reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future. It will be money well-spent.
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