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Get a Grip of the Grind Retreat Reflections

Updated: Jun 21, 2018

Our recent retreat got me thinking quite a lot about the conventional expectations of our lives today, and the way the grind sucks us in until we’re so far in we simply can’t see or feel our way out. 

Five people joined us in May.  

Their reasons were mixed but the common thread was ‘I’m stuck’ whether professionally or personally.  

Their compasses were broken and they had lost their direction, purpose and/or passion.  They were all, in one way or another, in search of a renewed sense of professional and/or personal self.

During the retreat, they reflected on their professional and personal lives to date and gleaned lessons.  They received independent insights on their energy drainers (physical, emotional, mental and purposeful); as well as what drives them to action, their underlying motivators.  During the time away, their conventional and grind-saturated mental constructs were challenged, both theoretically and physically.  Dissection and reflection of their respective behavioural profiles and experiencing some amazing outdoors adventures resulted in their bodies and brains being challenged. This was complemented by honest, wholesome cuisine, a cheeky wine or two and capped off by deep sleeps at night, restocking their energy for the next day.

I hear you ask, what changed for them during the 4 days?
  • One reconnected with her inner lion.  Since returning to 'normality' she has prioritised hiking, adventure and food with friends in her private life.  She has also recognised that her employer doesn’t align with her values and is actively managing that space too, her confidence and energy is infectious. 

  • Another participant realised that being a leader sometimes means you need others to help you through the tough patches you experience, rather than always trying to be the strong one.

  • One person had an epiphany that “the next step in my life is about nurturing relationships with all of the amazing people around me. I don’t need to be suspicious and guarded any more - a big step into the future!”, realising that relationships are key to her growing in her career as well as personally.

  • Another individual is realigning her business model to focus on connecting with people and companies who complement her values.  She is also committed to local mini adventures to feed her explorer spirit.


So if you feel lost, disconnected or lack focus professional or personally, we can guarantee this program will sufficiently provoke you to commit to your chosen direction and/or goals to Get a Grip. 


The actions to Get a Grip are of course, entirely up to you!

If you'd like more information or wish to enrol for our remaining two retreats for 2018 which are 19 - 22 Oct and 26 - 29 Nov, get in touch by emailing us at enquiries@halpin.net.au


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