As the New Year started, I committed myself to committing to more “big picture” time and it began today with an all day retreat with the folks at LifeStylized. My new friends Rono and Sierra invited me to attend an all day workshop to “Envision 2012” where I participated in a number of great activities to recharge and refocus on the bigger picture.
45 minutes after the session ended, I walked away with a renewed sense of self as well as a renewed focus on the future of my company and the future of me. I’ve got some great action items for my business and my personal life and am on my way to reinvigorating my life with passion.
Why did I attend? Because I felt I didn’t need to, but because I wanted to. Many times, I fell companies and people don’t make the time to focus on yearly goals until the goals have been missed. Others make time for events like this after a major tragedy. I disagree with both of these approaches. As I mentioned at the beginning of today’s events, my company grew over 60% in revenues last year from 2010, and this year our goal is to bring in the total of 2010 and 2011 combined. Lofty goals, but realistic given the great people I’ve been able to bring in as virtual interns, colleagues and freelancers.
It’s not too late to retreat this year for a day, a weekend, or an hour. Put it on your calendar and find time to focus now, rather than later.