Wow. So January then. Cold, wet, grey, no alcohol, dieting, highest divorce month, no money, lots of cold and flu bugs doing the rounds, and political earthquakes quite unlike anything seen before. You could be forgiven for wanting to find an emergency exit. Luckily, it's February tomorrow. A short month. The month of love. And one step closer to summer.
But if you need something to look forward to, I have the perfect solution. A little something to stick in the diary as a beacon of loveliness: The Campfire Storytelling Retreat.
Here's a little taster of what it's like:
Imagine walking through pretty green woods at dusk. Candles in little lanterns flicker, lighting the path that winds through the trees. In a clearing, you find a campfire crackling and a bell tent decked in sparkling lights. You grab a hot chocolate (or glass of wine), before sinking into a seat under a toasty throw as you watch the flames dance.
You are with a small group of people. They, like you, have also escaped their office to head outdoors, to listen to the wind blowing through the trees and smell the tang of woodsmoke. You've spent the day outdoors, discovering what your business really stands for, where you want to take it, what your vision is. You've learnt what stories you have in your business that you can use in all your marketing. You've had a lunchtime campfire cook out and started the day with early morning yoga. Perhaps you had a chance for a one-on-one consultation about where to take your business or some downtime in the spa. And now it's time to unwind and just let go.
One by one, the group shares what is holding them back in their business. Or what they want from their business. You can feel the release as everyone realises that it's not just them who secretly thinks they're not good enough or that they'll never make it. You can feel the sense of possibility grow as everyone realises they have the freedom and potential to create something great.
Someone passes the marshmallows around. The moon shines. Tomorrow is another day of yoga, learning, walking and networking. You feel inspired and ready to take on the world. All is good.
The Campfire Storytelling Retreat is unlike any other retreat or business event you will go to. It is entirely unique. The value of the workshops alone are worth double the price of the retreat (which includes all your meals and private accommodation.) The feedback from last year's attendees was overwhelmingly positive. Here's a sample:
'The Campfire retreat was exactly what my business and I needed. Sometimes being so busy and involved with the day to day running of my business prevents me from seeing the bigger picture and this retreat gave me the time and space to really assess and plan for the future and the direction I want to take it in. From the incredible surroundings, the workshops, the people and Melissa herself it was an incredible weekend of getting back to nature, brain storming, business planning, and connecting with incredible entrepreneurs. One of the best business decisions I have made this year. ' Joy Zarine
The next retreat is 19 - 21 May 2017. It is in Otley, Yorkshire and is very easy to get to as it's next to Leeds Bradford airport and just 20 minutes from Leeds station. I want you on this retreat.
Give yourself something to look forward to and book yourself one of limited spots available. Full details and booking here.
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