No one starts out wanting to “work a job”. We start out wanting to thrive, to create beautiful, transformational things, and to unlimit our careers and our lives. And then we “succeed,” landing great roles at great companies. Launching cool products and campaigns, and maybe even scoring an exit or two.
But somewhere along the way, we forget these fundamental truths:
- The possibilities for your life – and for your life’s work – are endless.
- You are limitless.
- Your career, your ideas, your dream projects, your life’s work: they are your ministry. They hold the potential to transform your life and the lives of your customers, employees, even your family.
These things are easy to forget and hard to live out, given all the limiting factors we face: time, money, our “great” jobs, and other obligations.
The truth is that there is an endless reservoir of creative power, innovation, energy and enthusiasm for your life’s transformational work that lies beneath these roadblocks and limitations, beneath the chaos of your everyday urgencies.
When you unlock it, everything changes. It transforms the way you experience and show up in the world and in your life. You deliver your gifts into the world with ease, joy, focus and urgency – releasing what you once saw as limits and creating a life you love to live.
My life experience has been a series of personal disruption campaigns through which I evolved from lawyer to real estate broker to television spokesperson to tech company operator and, most recently, VP of marketing for the world’s largest fitness app. Read more about my ever-onward, ever-upward career twists and turns, here.
But my life experience has also taught me that the most sure and powerful way to make this particular sort of life-transforming advance is to retreat: serenely, but also systematically, strategically, and with a structure optimized for the transformation I’m want to experience.
The Strategic Sabbatical is a carefully crafted, optimized version of the personal retreats I’ve used over the years to launch my career pivots, major projects and other life transformations.
It is a one-week experience that presses pause on all that is urgent and unimportant, and de-chaoses your nervous system. It identifies and pivots the beliefs and behaviors that have been limiting your life and your life’s work, triggers you into a state of creative flow and kickstarts grounding daily routines that drive productivity and prosperity.
You’ll leave with clear direction, an action plan and measurable momentum on the career, business or innovative/creative project you’ve been dreaming about or pining away for.
Strategic Sabbatical is the time, structure and place for you to pause, pivot, and proceed with the new practices, resources, team and capabilities you’ll need to move from idea to reality.