Why A Business Getaway is a MUST
Getting away from your day to day business activities to spend time working ON your business, is the greatest gift you can give yourself as a business owner.
It gives you the space to step back and look at what’s working in your business, what’s not and what needs to happen next. Spending time in a different environment also helps to fuel your creativity. Have you ever found that you have great ideas when you’re relaxed and on holiday?
Most of my best business ideas have happened when I travel and surround myself in a different environment. Research also suggests that travel increases your levels of creative thinking in coming up with solutions to problems.
To create your own business getaway I suggest scheduling dates into your calendar at the start of every year. This ensures that it will happen before people’s diaries become busy. Commit to booking your venue and/or accommodation as soon as you have an agreed date.
By teaming up with a business buddy, coach or a liked-minded business group you greatly increase your chances of coming away with new perspectives, ideas and accountability to make your plans happen.
If you don’t want to travel far then choose a venue within reachable distance for everyone. I recommend that you select a place that will uplift your energy and a location that isn’t your usual work location. For example I like to stay in luxury hotels that are in the countryside or by water. Think about a place and location that lights you up and inspires you. It could be a city location, a spa hotel or a cottage by the coast.
Ideally if you can get away for a couple of days then this works well as it gives you a decent chunk of time to focus and make progress. If that’s not possible, then you’ll still gain immense value by going away for one full day.
It’s a good idea to have an agenda to follow once you are at your getaway. Depending on how long you’re away for it’s useful to know when you plan to work, and when to have recreational time.
Each person should come to the getaway with an objective of what they want to achieve during their stay. This should be reviewed again before you leave with agreement on the actions you’re now going to take.
I hope these tips will inspire you to take the time out to work on your own business.
Here’s to your success!
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