Can you share with us one of your best memories during the retreat?
Oh man, how could I choose?! Two memories stand out for me from both DNG retreats I attended. The first was in Las Palmas during my mastermind session. The group was so supportive and encouraged me to leave the agency I was working with and start my own business. They helped me design a roadmap to success, and here I am 3 years later running RechargeSocialMedia.com
. How's THAT for manifestation goals, eh?
The second best memory was in Javea, Spain, just relaxing with the girls by the Mediterranean after having spent the day coasting on a private boat and going snorkeling. Even though I had gotten bit by a jellyfish that day, I just remember being so aware of that moment and how surreal it felt. It was total happiness.What's your take on Las Palmas? What do you like about it?
I've been to Las Palmas several times - I joke that it's my "home away from home." The island, and Las Palmas itself, is so comfortable and inviting. It's a city, yet small enough to walk around and meet friends for dinner or stroll along the beach to soak up the sun or grab a cappuccino at Las Canteras. It's one of the only places I've been where I felt I could stay there long term.
And of course, the community at Restation is unparalleled. When I get back, I'm looking forward to another rooftop movie and game night! What do you value more while attending a retreat?
I most value the overall experience. Meaning, I love blending the career-driven, personal growth, and entertainment aspects all together so that it makes learning a blast and soaking up all that I can from the retreat! Plus, networking doesn't even feel like "networking" in the sense of forced small talk. I've made so many friendships and connections from the DNG retreats - including my business partner Bettina Wittman, Founder of weBOUND marketing. What are the three items you always bring with you when you go on a retreat? And why?
I'll usually create a special spotify playlist that gets me motivated and in the zone to implement all of the new creative ideas I've gathered while on the retreat. Other than that, I don't need much of what isn't already provided - like the super helpful DNG workbooks for notes and ideas.
Oh, but I'll always travel along with a reusable water bottle to keep hydrated and not consume too much plastic wherever possible. Unfortunately though, sometimes the city you're in doesn't have the best drinking water and it's safer to drink from store-bought =/