I know it may seem counter-intuitive that a critical component of growing your faith and business is by slowing down. Whether you have been in business for a while or are just getting started, there are definite reasons to take a retreat. Take the time to step back from your day-to-day to grow your faith and allow it to fuel your business.
Planning time and a place of retreat for yourself focuses on continued growth toward your goals and prioritizes your most important asset, you. Let’s explore the five reasons to take a retreat and help you make the important decision to participate in one.
1. Refocusing & Reflecting
We all need time away to think. God has called us to spend time with Him each day and also to extend that to create space for silence and solitude (Mark 1:35). By retreating, you take yourself away physically and mentally from your business. This shift creates the space to refocus and reflect instead of continually functioning reactively.
2. Refreshing Environment
A retreat gives you a change of environment that can wake up your creativity and help you concentrate on the task at hand, working on your business goals. It is a great way to be invigorated to focus on what God wants from you (Hebrews 12:14). The change can spark new ideas and get you feeling more productive. By physically removing yourself from your natural environment, it gives you time to hear from God.
3. Building Relationships
The first relationship to think about is your relationship with yourself. When you take the time to participate in a retreat, you are valuing yourself and your business. God wants you to focus on having more impact, and the only way to do this is to take your work seriously (Philippians 3:13). The next relationship is with the Father. To indeed have a God-centered business, it is essential to learn how to work on that relationship daily.
4. Strategic Review
When you are operating your business with clear direction and a vision, then you need time away for a strategic review. It’s an opportunity to get a bird’s eye view of what’s happening in your company instead of remaining in the minutia. And, if you don’t have a clear direction or a vision yet, it is vitally essential to retreat so you can start that process. Only when you take time to really look at what has happened in your business and then look to where you want it to go will you be able to define new growth areas and operate to build what God has planned for you.
5. Learning & Sharing
An excellent retreat will give you new learning opportunities for yourself and your business. Learning experiences that revolve around understanding yourself better and how you best operate will help you grow personally and professionally. Sharing allows you to talk through the learning that is taking place and put into perspective how it will affect your business. The process of learning and sharing gives you the space to communicate with others the thoughts you are having and make informed decisions about how to move forward.
Hopefully, the reasons to take a retreat listed above helped you see the benefits. I want you to get focused on what God is calling you to do next and access His POWER to do it.
The outcomes of this retreat are simple:
- To align with God’s plan for more focus, not more work.
- To know how to operate in your business and be energized, not drained.
- To get clarity about what to do next to up-level your business.
There are only four spots on this retreat. Sign-up today and learn to build influence, consistency, reputation, and excellence in your business.
You and your business are worth it. Take time to get away and retreat.