Dream BIG Retreat coming soon!

Here’s an event I’m excited about attending. I’ll be one of the featured speakers! It’s called the Dream Big Retreat. It’s taking place in Chesterton, Indiana, from October 13-15 and is led and organized by a good friend of mine, Nancy Becher. She’s got a passion for seeing small business owners succeed.

There will be about half a dozen great business coaches there, sharing tips. Last year one guy came away with some new strategies that increased his business 83%!

This event is perfect for solopreneurs and small business owners who want to take a step back and work on the big picture. There’s a mantra (I think it’s from the E-Myth) that you should “work ON your business, not just IN your business.” Well, if you haven’t taken time to do that lately, now is the time.

There’s still space, and registration is ridiculously cheap, so get in on it now!




Why we need vacations

Why do we need vacations? Because we need different perspectives. It’s not because we need rest, although that’s certainly an element of vacationing.

when we pack up and leave home, we give ourselves a chance to experience the world from a different angle, like a sculptor looking at a model from all sides. To get a good handle on how we really want to live we need to see our homes from a fresh vantage point.

It’s often said that the best part of vacation is coming home. That’s true, and that’s because the purpose of a good vacation is to come  with a fresh perspective.

This summer I’m only getting away for three days. It seems like I’m getting lots of opportunities to debrief my clients after their vacations or even sabbaticals. That’s been fun, but I’m looking forward to getting away, if only because I want the joy of looking forward to getting home again.