A few days ago, I gave you some personal insights as to how retreats have changed my life and my business–and how they can change yours too. Today, let’s talk about how retreats benefit your business.
A retreat can be a fantastic way to slow down and take a step away from your business. During a retreat, you have the have the ability to gain new perspectives and learn from experts and other entrepreneurs. You will be able to relax in a new environment and have times to brainstorm new ideas. When you return home, you’re certain to be invigorated and ready to jump back into your business (and your normal life!), full of energy and spunk.Today, let’s talk about how retreats benefit your business. Click To Tweet
It’s very important that you know what type of retreat you’d like to attend, before registering and making travel plans. If you have been considering a business retreat, here’s a few questions to ask yourself:
- Do I need a new and/or different perspective to keep my business moving forward?
- Would my business, relationships, and other parts of my life benefit from some time away?
- Is it time to expand my network and connect with other small business owners?
- Do I need to learn a new skill?
- When was the last time I invested in myself?
I recently reached out to a few of my colleagues and asked about the impact of retreats on their businesses. Their answers were diverse–but one thing rang true: They all enjoyed their most recent retreat and left the experience invigorated and ready to make big moves in business.
I asked: Why are retreats good for you–and good for your business? Here’s what they had to say…
I like going to retreats because they are an excellent way to meet people and build relationships that last far beyond the time you are at the retreat and they are fun! They are good for business because you are able to connect with people to show them the benefits of your business in person and also have conversations that may lead to possible joint venture opportunities.Maria Luchsinger
I like going to retreats because they are an excellent way to meet people and build relationships that last far beyond the time you are at the retreat and they are fun! They are good for business because you are able to connect with people to show them the benefits of your business in person and also have conversations that may lead to possible joint venture opportunities.Mallika Malhotra
Retreats allow space for you to learn and grown. They open up your mind to new possibilities AND provide a means for you to escape your norm.KeeKee LaKetra Cornelious
I’ve never been to a retreat for my business, as I’ve just started. I’ve been to many academic conferences and big writing festivals, and they have all been a good chance to take a step back and think about how I fit into this larger field or writing niche. It’s been an amazing chance to meet like-minded people and get a ton of ideas for my own writing.Jillian Schedneck
I love retreats! Brainstorming with a group of like-minded business owners in a safe environment creates deep bonding and solutions that one, by him or herself, usually does not realize. Being held and holding others, supporting them and being supported is a unique experience. It is not only about business, it’s also about laughing, hugging, crying, creating new relationships, and feeling totally safe!Beatrice Ten-Thye
Retreats are how I learn and implement best. It took me a couple of times buying online programs that consisted of zero in-person contact with the coach to realize that it’s simply too easy for me to avoid prioritizing the program and to get distracted with whatever must be done now. At retreats, I fully show up focused on myself,my business and the connections I’m making with other like-minded business owners. This is where the magic lives for me.Kimberly Restivo Lange
Change of scenery, intense focus, accountability, community, learning more about myself, and a clear plan of action are some of the benefit I’ve gained from going on a retreat with my business coach. Favorite ones are in a new environment out of the city! Just came back from 3 days in the Berkshires and am cranked up on high octane of motivation!Susan Jacobs
I just came back from a 3 week business retreat in Mauritius. This gave me much more inspiration than I’m even capable of understanding at this moment, and I hope everybody will take their time to invest in business retreats once in a while. To me it was a great way to work with my business, understand and develop others, solve problems, build awesome stuff, make friends, make mistakes and quickly fix them again and just have a great time with new and talented people.Stine Molgaard Sorenson
Where to start? Having both run and participated in many mastermind and workshop retreats I see several key benefits. First, they remove you from your day-to-day context (what I like to call ‘your soup’) and allow you to see and experience content in a new light. Second, spending a full day or more focused on one topic provides focus you don’t normally get. And finally, maybe most importantly, retreats allow you to share experiences and perspectives with other people and develop meaningful relationships, something that’s impossible to do online.Bruce Eckfeldt