I was super excited and nervous to go to Bali. I was going to spend 5 days on a mastermind retreat with 8 entrepreneurs and a pair of skilled coaches to run it. What was I going to convey to the table? I don’t exactly have a business. What would I get out of it?
Our villa was about forty km north of Ubud. As my driver took me on our 2-hour journey from the airport to the villa, Bali appeared like a typical developing country in Asia: soiled and chaotic with motorbikes everywhere. As we continued onwards, nonetheless, it became extra lush…I started to note all of the beautiful details that this nation has mastered so elegantly. I took observe of the various retailers with hundreds of incredible sculptures on the aspect of the highway, and naturally, the unending house temples. Each house in Bali has a temple. Such an incredible concept.
I really can’t explain what happened when approaching the villa without sounding like a cliché…but it surely actually was serenity. Plush green bushes and vegetation, big rocks that led the pathway by means of a stream of water…I instantly felt light and energized. Orchid Villa was going to be my residence for the next 5 days. Between the incredible view of the jungle and mountains, to the warm welcome from one of the homeowners, Rick, and his crew, I oknew I used to be precisely the place I wanted to be.
I used to be told that Bali has a lot of “female energy.” And I get it. You can see it in the entire detail…from the intricate clothing of each men and women when they go to temple, to the ornate choices they make for his or her Gods daily, to even the native flowers and vegetation….a lot care and nurture goes into the delicacy that makes Bali what it is.
So what on the planet takes place at a mastermind retreat? That’s an amazing question. Let me break it down for you:
Disconnection from the skin world: Once you’re within the jungle you possibly can’t rely on good wifi connection. And thank goodness. Let’s bring it back to nature. Let’s convey it back to being silent in your own company. No Facebook, no Instagram, no Snapchat….just you, different in-the-flesh humans and thousands of jungle creatures.
Nothing but pure goodness into the body: Every meal we had was selfmade with the freshest ingredients that have been all organic. All water was alkaline. Have you ever ever had aloe vera juice with ginger, lime and mint? Oh my heaven in my mouth. Or coconut yogurt with spirulina and granola and fruit? Every of these scrumptious and wholesome meals was prepared with love by the Orchid Villa team.
Yoga with a smile: Before breakfast we began the day with an hour yoga session with the cutest little man alive, who always reminded us to smile. These classes were a bit of bit down the road, the place we had to take stairs up into what seemed like our little private temple. We were exterior, however with a roof over our heads to shelter us from the morning rain. An absolute beautiful scenery.
Collaboration: Every of us had half-hour in the “scorching seat” to describe our enterprise or enterprise idea, the place we had been at, where we needed to be, struggles we had been going through and to ask questions. Our fellow peers were our soundboard and offered up many ideas and feedback. These sorts of conversations carried on throughout the retreat leaders, whether it was over dinner or enjoyable within the swimming pool.