What if you had five days completely distraction free to work on some creative project you've had on the back burner?
The responsibilities of real life often result in delaying the projects we want to finish. Almost everyone I talk to has some kind of creative endeavor in progress they wanted to finish a long time ago but haven't been able to complete. Some people have a novel, a screenplay, a non-fiction book, a dissertation etc. There are 101 different distractions and excuses that can keep us from creating something we want to create.
With this problem in mind, I'd like to invite you to a new project I'm starting. In January 2013, just after the New Year, I'm planning on hosting a "productivity retreat" in Southern California. At this time I'm still confirming the location and exact dates but I can share the basic details with you right now.
The idea is to go somewhere cool with minimal distractions with a handful of passionate people and spend approximately five days doing nothing but making our creative projects reality. Each day we'll spend large blocks of uninterrupted time together working on our projects. We'll have structured time to ask for feedback, help each other through sticky parts, and also relax and rejuvenate. Each night we'll have optional workshops led by leaders in fields of flow, meditation and mindfulness, creativity, productivity etc. Depending on our location, we'll have some sort of physical excursion such as a hike through the mountains or time at the beach to help us clear our minds and attack our work with renewed vigor each day.
In the future, I hope to do this on a much larger scale. Since this is the first iteration, I'm going to do this event basically at cost. Whatever it costs me to rent the cabins and buy food will be what it costs for you to attend. I won't be making any profit from this event. I'm also keeping this first iteration very small, so it will only be open to the first eight to ten people who sign up. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, I highly recommend you sign up for the mailing list below. When tickets go on sale I'll notify this list before I make a public announcement.
How cool would it be to end the first week of 2013 having already completed the project that has been weighing on you for a long time? Talk about starting your new year on the right foot.
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