At the start of each new year, I go on my annual retreat. I look forward to this time a ton! If you start this tradition as well, you’ll gain SO much momentum and head into the new year with clarity, focus and a renewed sense of purpose!
We need to take quiet time to review and reflect on the previous year.
The only rule is, you cannot have this at home!
I recommend a hotel or home rental.
I recommend you spend time traveling there so you have time to think.
It should be 2-3 days in length. You should go alone (for at least one full day).
Writing utensils (pens, pencils, highlighters)
Poster boards or loose paper (get 12, enough for 1 per month)
Previous year items (calendar, business documents, etc.)
Wake up early (you can nap later)
Consider fasting (not eating but still drinking water) for a portion of it
Eat healthy foods
Write a prayer for each of your kids
Write a prayer for your spouse
Write a prayer for yourself
Write a prayer for your marriage
Select some affirmations
If you own a business:
Weekly agenda edits (for more and a free resource, click here!)
Design edits to products/services or upgrades to your business
Map out your CEO work
Consider developing your “extras” (volunteering, etc.)
Write company/staff prayer
Select a word for the year (for your business)
Map out your Marketing/Promotion calendar (for more, click here!)
Approve/fill in the first quarter (12 weeks) at minimum
Travel list (art shows, booth events, etc.)
Set annual goals
Chat with your accountant/bookkeeper
Chat with your marketing/social media person (or other staff)