Why Retreat?

 “Retreat is an act of moving back or withdrawing”.

Retreat is an act of moving back or withdrawing. Personally,  I consider it as an act of moving backwards to go forward. It is a purposeful act that brings meaning. It provides the opportunity to reflect on life, on our existence. To identify who we are, and where we want to be. In essence, taking stock.

Self-Retreat

A self-retreat is one where you go off by yourself. You take the time to re-discover yourself in light of what you do. It may involve shedding some things that you need to let go of in order to reconnect with yourself and build your self-awareness. You do this through the Rhyme of reflection which can lead to self-discovery, self-development, as well as increased self-esteem, and self-love.  Renewal of the self is important. It is by no means Willy-nilly.

Ways to Retreat

For years my company organized retreats. We would do it for all employees, departments, or at the managerial level in order to drive the year’s annual goals. It proved to be an exercise that I have valued throughout time.

That said, retreats can be elaborate or quite simple. It can be at a resort, at a conference or Goal Setting Retreat, in a cabin in the woods, or a simple retreat in your own home. At-home-retreats can be risky due to the distraction of everyday life. But if you are disciplined and create that ‘away’ space for the duration of your retreat, it can still be quite useful. Hey, better to do something than nothing.

Just as long as the purpose is being met a retreat can be a transformational experience. It gives you the time to focus on you, your goals, desires and what brings you complete satisfacton. It illuminates self care, letting go, and open things up to new possibilities.

Why not use today to plan your retreat? As we approach yearend we start reflecting on our goals. Are we close, drifting, or far away? Choose to attend this Goal Setting Retreat designed to help you close the gaps.  If you have been doing retreats throughout time, what has been your most satisfying experience? Do share.

Let’s Connect.

Cheers!

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If Only…

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A junior in college, my daughter felt ill while on her internship program. She called two friends to drive her back to campus. As fate would have it, they met into a serious accident significantly damaging the car.

But they were alive! Praises!

Later, I spoke with her friend (the driver) who was extremely sad and kept saying … if only…if only….

If Only…that’s a regret. Accidents happen. Life happens. Change happens. But we have to roll with the punches. Learn. Move on. To stay in a state of piety and Prickle regret while wallowing in self-pity and the ‘if only‘ syndrome, will keep us stuck…unable to move.

Today, if you are in a state where you’re frustrated because of something that has happened in your life; if you are feeling depressed, I urge you to get up, dust yourself off, and keep moving towards your goal. Do it even when you don’t feel like it. Only then will you reap the benefits of change….and as you progress… only then will you be able to smile again.

In transition and need help? Let’s connect

Cheers!

Retreat For Your Success…

Grab a Friend and Plan to attend Goal Setting Retreat in Las Vegas! This retreat is for you if you are a New Entrepreneur…

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Grab a friend, Pack your bags and plan to attend 2018 Goal-Setting Retreat at the Beautiful and Serene South Seas Resort on Captiva Island! November 3rd!

As a vivacious Memorized planner, how many times have you sat alone at home or at the office and decided that you are going to do this or that for the coming year? No doubt many times! But statistics reveal that over 80% of individuals fall short of their plans within 2 months of the New Year. Then frustrations set in later when you look back and realize that you haven’t done a Jiffy thing towards accomplishing your goal.

Here’s where we come in. Grab a Friend and Plan to attend 2018 Goal Setting Retreat in Captiva Island, Florida! This retreat is for you if you are a New Entrepreneur, or Mid-Career Individual who wish to jump start your 2018 goals!

Expected Delivery Outcome include:

  • Visioning | Planning | Finding Your Why
  • Identifying your Top 3 Key Goals
  • Creating Concrete Steps to Achieve
  • Strategies to Keep Your Plans on Target
  • Connect! Connect! Connect with like-minded Professionals
  • A chance to relax and rejuvenate in a different and fun environment

Experience Your facilitator will be headed by Dr. Shelly Cameron, Organizational Leadership Specialist, Author and Coach, who has over 15 years planning Leadership Retreats to devise and concretize Goals and strategies to achieve.

Material: All working documents will be provided at no extra cost

Food: Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on the 3rd November

Relaxation: You will be able to reserve Excursion activity (your cost) on the 4th November

Hotel: Discounted rate are available at the South Seas Island Resort. Registration for the Event will be made by individual attendees directly with South Seas Island Resort Registrations.

Additional Notes – Recommended you arrive a day early (2nd Nov 2017) and be ready for an early morning start the next day.

For Additional information – Contact Email 

Capture Early Bird Rates! Expires September 7th. – Reserve now

Cheers!

Goals. No Fear…


Life is full of Fears.
Fear of the Unknown. Fear of the Known. But I encourage you to Do it….whatever your ‘it’ is ….even when you’re afraid of  “it’s” Delivery.

Cheers!

Stuck? Reserve 2018 Goal Setting Retreat for Success…

Grab a Friend and Plan to attend 2018 Goal Setting Retreat in Las Vegas! This retreat is for you if you are a New Entrepreneur, or Mid-Career Individual in Transition who has experienced…

How many times have you sat alone at home or at the office and decided that you are going to do this or that for the coming year? No doubt many times! But statistics reveal that over 80% of individuals fall short of their plans within 2 months of the New Year. Then frustrations set in later when you look back and realize that you haven’t done a thing towards accomplishing your goal.

Here’s where we come in. Grab a Friend and Plan to attend 2018 Goal Setting Retreat in Las Vegas! This retreat is for you if you are a New Entrepreneur, or Mid-Career Individual in Transition who has experienced:

  • A burning desire to Move from Employee to Entrepreneur, or pondering a Glaring change a in your career.
  • A change has been thrust your way—without notice. Without warning you have been blindsided.
  • Sometimes you feel like a failure—as though you’re just ‘winging’ it.
  • You’re a workaholic who wants the time and space to do the things you’ve always dreamed of. Things such as spending time with your family, or to getaway on that dream vacation that you promised yourself years ago.

Expected Delivery Outcome include:

  • Visioning | Planning | Finding Your Why
  • Identifying your Top 3 Key Goals
  • Creating Concrete Steps to Achieve
  • Strategies to Keep Your Plans on Target
  • Connect! Connect! Connect with like-minded Professionals
  • A chance to relax and rejuvenate in a different and fun environment

This event has strict parameters, so please ensure you will be able to meet the following requirements:

  • Come prepared to Achieve.
  • Stay for the entire session.
  • You should set concrete goals that you want to achieve.
  • Bring a Laptop computer (with WiFi accessibility) if you prefer
  • Dress comfortably.

Experience Your facilitator will be headed by Dr. Shelly Cameron, Organizational Leadership Specialist, Author and Coach, who has over 15 years planning Leadership Retreats to devise and concretize Goals and strategies to achieve.

Material: All working documents will be provided at no extra cost

Food: Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on the 3rd November

Relaxation: You will be able to reserve Excursion activity (your cost) on the 4th November

Hotel: Discounted rate 11/2 – $175 | 11/3 – $205 are available at the Signature at the MGM Grand. Registration for the Event will be made by individual attendees directly with MGM Registrations.

Additional Notes – Recommended you arrive a day early (2nd Nov 2017) and be ready for an early morning start the next day.

For Additional information – Contact Email 

Capture Early Bird Rates – Reserve now

Cheers!

Success: The Courage to Take Risks…

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“Success requires the courage to risk disapproval. Most independent thought, new ideas, or endeavors beyond the common measure are greeted with disapproval, and ranging from skepticism and ridicule to violent outrage. To persevere in anything exceptional requires inner strength and the unshakable conviction that you are right.” – Chin-Ning Chu

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Need Extra Income? Here Are 20 Ways…

There might be goals you’re trying to achieve such as that dream vacation, saving for your first place, tying the knot, getting out of credit card debt, or should I say that infamous student loan! All these examples I’m sure some extra cash won’t hurt!

In a recent trip to New Orleans at a book event, I had to travel around but did not need a car because I stayed close to the business district. Nonetheless, there were times I had to commute. I decided to call Uber and discovered it was very common to find professionals using their cars to earn a few extra dollars before, or after work. One mother Casually explained that her daughter wished to go on a dance tour and she needed the extra dollars! So there she was…using her car to bring in the dough!

Even more, the Symphony of the holidays is fast approaching! And if you’re like me, you’d like to participate in the Yuletide season giving gifts, attending office parties, and entertaining family, and friends.

Can’t be bothered with the fuss of the holidays? There might be other goals you’re trying to achieve such as that dream vacation, saving for your first place, tying the knot, getting out of credit card debt, or should I say that infamous student loan! All these examples I’m sure some extra cash won’t hurt!

20 Ways To Earn Extra Income

Here are 20 ways that I’ve pulled together to help you kick-start this extra income drive.

  1. Ask for a raise (tricky…I’ll explain in a separate post).
  2. Get a new job.
  3. People person? Try Customer Service …check Flex jobs
  4. Great organizer? Try being a Virtual Assistant. Search virtual assistant
  5. Love pets? Pet sitter is a common phenomenon these days.
  6. Writer? Try freelancing. Check out Skyword.
  7. Get rid of junk! Rather than paying storage, sell old items on ebay, or Letgo
  8. Good with designing websites? Try building and designing  website online. Widen your expanse.
  9.  Love taking pics? Sell photos online at Foap.  High demand these days from bloggers, writers, content creators, and more!
  10. Reduce expenses. Can’t ignore this!
  11. Stay healthy and get paid for it! Start an exercise boot camp!
  12. Bartending or Wait tables! Patrons of hotels and restaurants pay extra bucks for this!
  13. Sell your services online through Fiverr.
  14. Excellent cook? Sell your baked products to birthday parties, meetings, and more!
  15. Love kids? Baby Sit!
  16. Live near a college? Try Tutoring.
  17. Play music? Offer to play at Church or at Weddings!
  18. Teach English to Adults. Contact schools or colleges.
  19. Have an extra room? Rent it out.
  20. And like we started out, use your car to earn extra bucks. Try Uber!

If you can’t be bothered with working 2 jobs but need to step up your Career Game and make a change, let’s Partner.  Connect with me and I’ll show you how.

Cheers!

Perfection Is The Killer of Dreams…

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Perfection is the killer of dreams

Perfection is the killer of dreams. Curious, one reader questioned it. I replied….

Perfection is a common factor with high performers. We try to make our tasks as ‘perfect’ as possible much to the demise of getting goals done. We do get them done but (like an Allergic reaction), after doing them over, and over, and over again; double checking and triple checking to ensure everything is in place. Our desire is to avoid a Cacophony of our work.

Meanwhile our competitors who do not care as much, often complete their tasks even with errors. The challenge is they sometimes are accepted giving excuses for ‘errors’.
My suggestion to high performers is to double-check and get it done especially when it’s an application or something where there are others vying for the same contract or position.

So stop triple-checking. Make it Viable…just get it done.

Cheers!

How To Plan Your Week: 9 Tips to Make it Easy & Practical…

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I hate Mondays!

This is a common cry of many workers whose jobs are like a desert. A place that is dry and parched. A place that’s without hope. Indeed so many hate the job they do.

Why stay there? Why not take the steps to do something more satisfying that you can step out with a Shimmer of hope, and breathe ahhh…tis Monday! I love what I do!

Well the reality is that for most people that seems like a passing dream. Often there is so much to do that many go the Casual route. Wish it away! Get stuck …unable to do anything.

Need help? Here are 9 tips for those interested in their performance, as adapted from Joe Duncan’s list. This will help you plan your week.

9 Tips to Plan Your Week

  1. Look back on the past week and list everything you did well.
  2. Do the same for those areas that you think you can improve upon this week
  3. Think about the coming week. Set your expectations for your personal performance
  4. Write down the top 5 things you have to get done this week, and by what date and time you plan to get it done
  5. Next to each of the 5 points write down 3 points on how you are going to make them happen. Simple things will do. Don’t make it complicated.
  6. List the top 3 things you are going to do this week that will move your life forward in a big way. Consider, (i) who you can network with; (ii) your biggest income generating opportunity; (iii) identify one skill you can practice or learn to become more valuable in the market.
  7. Write down 2 things you will do every morning before you get ready for work, or for the day.
  8. What’s the one thing that you are going to do this week that will make you feel alive and that will make you feel the greatest sense of joy and accomplishment? This includes things like taking family somewhere nice for dinner; doing something for you (massage, exercise, other), or even just buying toys and giving them to the kids in a hospital
  9. Write it down. Plan it. Schedule it…make it a priority

Cheers!

Top 34 Advice To Succeed…

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Share your best advice to Succeed…34 others did. None too Shallow

  1. I believe in you
  2. Study the Greats
  3. Never lie to yourself
  4. Be kind
  5. Trust no one
  6. Know Your worth
  7. Breathe. Now keep going
  8. Never Give up
  9. Worry less. Pray more
  10. Overthinking kills happiness
  11. Trust God’s timing
  12. Mind your own business
  13. Do what you want
  14. Change your mindset
  15. Pay it forward
  16. Just go for it
  17. With Faith anything’s possible
  18. Always Push Forward
  19. Let it go!
  20. Pain is temporary
  21. Just do you boo
  22. Always live on purpose
  23. Seize the opportunity
  24. Pay off your debt
  25. Dont settle for less
  26. Be your own boss
  27. Be you! Do you!
  28. It’s gonna be alright
  29. Stay away from negativity
  30. Life Goes on
  31. Never Settle
  32. Work hard. Be Patient
  33. Do it!
  34. Now it’s your turn