There’s something quite special about unpacking your bags in different surroundings far away from home, isn’t there. Decanting our suitcase can represent change, irregularity, and an adventure into the unknown. It’s also metaphorical.
Because when we take ourselves away from the normalised routine of comfort and certainty, it’s often to explore something utterly new. And for most of us, that represents freedom and excitement. Those of us lucky enough to experience a holiday often do so with friends and family. We invest time and money to relax, have fun, and create memories.
Lovely. Then we return home and reality resumes.
But when was the last time you enabled the same time and expense for yourself? Not in a frivolous abandonment sense, more for self-development. Time for you to reflect, refresh and reinvigorate.
If the answer to this question is ‘never’, you certainly aren’t alone, yet evidence proves that leaders who break the mould by vacating alone find space to view life holistically, conjure ideas, and implement changes for a more fulfilling recreational and commercial world. Self-improvement is essential for effective leadership.
To be clear, I’m not suggesting you take yourself away to the Bahamas for a couple of weeks (but wouldn’t that be nice!), more a few days with zero distractions, inspiring surroundings, and the opportunity just to pause for a while. Imagine, in a world of relentlessness, pausing…for a while.
“We cannot lead anyone farther than we have been ourselves.” John C. Maxwell.
So, here it is:
I run an exclusive Retreat three times a year in the beautiful Italian southern region of Puglia. Hugging the glistening Mediterranean coastline, Puglia is a world away from the daily stresses, making it the ideal destination for leaders looking to change or enhance the course of their life journey.
If Puglia is a step too far right now, we are also creating a sanctuary in Wales, which is another place very close to my heart.
However, and wherever, you choose to ‘unpack your suitcase’, we’ll work together to create the life you’ll love. Alongside a small group of likeminded professionals, we’ll turn your dreams into reality; or, we can co-create an individual VIP transformative experience just for you.
Then you’ll return home. But this time when you return to reality, you’ll open a suitcase with less baggage, but a future full of fulfilment.
Sound good? Find out more.