First Lift Off crew, Phoenix, Arizona, February, 2010. Photo by the wonderful Ivan Martinez, another Lift Off #1 Alumnus. We have a more serious picture, but who wants to see that?
“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”
Before I started my business 14 years ago, I had heard people talk about the joy of getting paid to do exactly what you were put on earth to do with the exact people you were meant to do it with. Jim Collins calls this the sweet spot.
Last February, I got to experience my own sweet spot, by spending three days with a small group of intelligent, courageous, hilarious and compassionate entrepreneurs. The occasion was the first Lift Off Retreat, co-lead with my partner Charlie Gilkey of Productive Flourishing.
We all had profound experiences during the retreat, but what has been amazing is that they have been continuing ever since. Jobs have been joyfully quit and businesses launched, new products and services developed, income increased, and strong, lasting personal and professional relationships developed.
Recently, a sub-group of Lift Off #1 worked together on the launch of Kyle Durand’s site Art of Business. Besides being terrific to look at, the way the work got done inspired Rachael (aka The Caffeinated Elf) to write this post about it.
I am so proud that Charlie and I played a part in bringing this group together.
We are holding our second Lift Off in Portland, Oregon from August 5-8. We almost have a full group, but still have a few spots left for the right people, who are looking for some seriously fun, creative, but serious, but still fun and tremendously productive intensive business design.
You can read details here.
More blog posts about the experience from other participants are at the very end of the sales page.
Feel free to hit me up with questions — all my contact info is right here.
May you all find your sweet spot!