I’m staging my Barnhill Consulting retreat in a little under a month’s time in the beautifully rural setting of the Chainbridge Hotel, Llangollen. Given that a retreat is often defined as an opportunity to find spiritual peace or make a ‘retreat’ from the pressures of life, why have I dubbed my retreat, ‘the retreat that means business’?
A sense of release and freedom
That’s because, in my experience, hard work can paradoxically bring a sense of release and freedom from stressful pressure. By working hard on your personal goals, especially with the help of a group of like-minded people, you will get yourself into a space where ideas can flow freely, a deeper-rooted sense of purpose will emerge and the attention you pay yourself will allow you to grow.
Flexibility of mind and body
Combined as the retreat is with Pilates, mindful walking in the stunning North Wales countryside and the pleasantly relaxing comfort of the hotel, delegates will be able to experience the boost to their wellbeing which comes from firmly connecting mind and body. Yes, we will be working hard and stretching our mental capabilities to the full, but at the same time we will be supercharging our efforts by concentrating on increasing flexibility of mind underpinned by flexibility of body. In this way we will increase the capacity of the mind to perform tasks, free ourselves up to think through the goal setting and achieving process and move through the gears with vastly improved efficiency.
If you’re prepared to give this a go, I don’t think you will regret it. Why not take the time out now, to give yourself a better chance of successfully negotiating the future? Being in business is not a soft option, but if you can take some time out and develop a more resilient mind set, you will give yourself a very good chance of not just surviving but actually thriving!
If you would like to know more about how you could take part and what it could mean for you, please get in touch – I would be delighted to explain further.