Uninterrupted, focused LOVE for your beautiful business!
Our beautiful home for the weekend is The Seaview Mansion at 115 Macleans Road, Auckland, Auckland 2014, New Zealand (get directions). This is a beautiful modern home with a perfect view of Rangitoto Island. It's in walking distance to the beach and also a 5 minute drive to Half Moon Bay to enjoy a sea view dining or ferry to Auckland CBD and Waiheke Island.
There are 5 bedrooms (2 x doubles, 3 x single beds) and it's split over two floors, allowing us plenty of space and privacy. There's also fibre Internet is provided throughout the whole property (plus Netflix - if we have time... hahaha!)
Everyone on retreat will have their own bedroom and will share a bathroom. There are plenty of common spaces for our workshops and DOING time as well as breakout spots for some quiet "HDBU" (Head Down, Bum Up) productivity-smashing time too!
You can arrive any time from 2pm on Friday 13th April and we'll be getting started at around 3pm with our Planning workshop before dinner. Please make arrangements and plans to be out of the house no later than 10am on Monday 16th April.
We have access to a garage on-site, so you're welcome to park your car in it if you're driving.
Ubers are around $50 from Auckland Airport (cabs are a bit more) and it's about a 35 minute drive. Please let us know when you expect to arrive (in the FB group) and we may be able to arrange pickups.
If you haven't already done so, please let me know your dietary requirements and preferences ASAP - here's the form
When you arrive, there will be a few light snacks and drinks for our planning party and we'll have a semi-working-get-to-know-each-other dinner at the house.
Breakfasts & lunches on Sat, Sun and Mon (breakfast only) will be MYO (Make your Own)... Everything will be available for you to build your own sandwich, salad, wrap or similar for lunch and breakfast cereals, toast, condiments, fruit, yoghurt, eggs, bacon etc. in the mornings.
There is obviously a fridge and storage space, so please bring any special food and drinks with you. It is up to you to make sure you are hydrated (I'll try and remember too) so please bring your fave water bottle and keep it topped up for regular sipping. We'll have tea and coffee there but if you have a fave, feel free to bring your own!
Don't forget to pack any medication, supplements or emergency items you may need.
Fri 13 - Light refreshments & drinks upon arrival.
- Dinner at home (Thai / Asian Fusion) + wine
Sat 14 - MYO Breakfast
- MYO Lunch
- Snacks Provided
- Dinner at home (Italian style with salads and brain-food options) + wine
Sun 15 - MYO Breakfast
- MYO Lunch
- Snacks Provided
- Dinner not included. This is a great opportunity if you're visiting to catch up with friends and family, or you may want some quiet time for yourself to assimilate and digest all the incredible work you've done over the last few days. For anyone without plans, we may all go out together and grab a bite - this is a flexible, free-time evening from about 5pm.
Mon 16 - MYO Breakfast before 10am departure from the house
There's a lot to pack into these few days so this is a guide only. On the first afternoon, we're all about PLANNING so that you can hit the ground running on the first morning.
There are 5 mini workshops, where I'll teach and show you some of my fave hacks to help you get the most out of the retreat and apply to your business every single day for greater productivity, focus and progress.
The POM Sessions (Pomodoro - a productivity tool that you're gonna love) are 3 x 25 minute super-focused DOING sessions, and there are 7 of these sessions in total. In these, you can write blogs, create social media posts, record videos or audio, design your distribution workflow, build a course, create an email sequence - whatever is on your plan.
It is also during these sessions that you can book some 1:1 time with moi (Claire) to focus on specific things in your business. The POM Sessions are done in almost silence, so that everyone can focus, distraction-free, to power through and hit some major goals!
During the day, we pack in A LOT... and I dunno about you, but I love a bit of downtime after being 'on' all day. There's plenty of time for quiet and alone time to recharge the batteries. There are loads of beautiful walking tracks around the place, so you're encouraged to do whatever you need in order to get the most out of this time.
There will be limited time for exploring, but we will close for the day by 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, so you're more than welcome to head out after that (dinner will be at home on Friday and Saturday nights, so you'll just need to organise your food if you're not at the house on those nights). Likely, we'll find somewhere close by and with a great view to have dinner together on Sunday night - this is a free night though, so no pressure to hang out and you're more than welcome to use this as personal time!
Please ensure that you understand your own passport and visa requirements (if any) and that you have organised adequate travel insurance. Along with the above, your flights, transfers and transportation are your responsibility, solely. Please let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to help out.
Check with your health practitioner if you have any concerns about travelling, vaccinations, preventative action and emergency plans. If you have any life-threatening conditions, please let me (Claire) know as well.
If you are travelling internationally, it's also a good idea to have some options to access your money and also data/sim for mobile phones where necessary. Wifi will be available at the accommodation but phone calls are your responsibility.
In case of emergency while you're away from home, it's really important that I can contact someone. Please email me on email@example.com with at least 1 emergency contact person's details.
Following the retreat, it is my hope and plan that you will have the resources, templates, plans and motivation to continue to create and distribute your beautiful content. You have up to 10 hours' support from my fab VA team to help with your image creation, blog scheduling or any other related process duties (we'll discuss details 1:1). I want to support you to get this content to your audience so we'll have a strong focus on this in the week after retreat. All VA hours must be used within 6 weeks from the retreat or they will be forfeited.
We will also have a group follow-up call on Wednesday 16th May from 12pm AEST (QLD time) for 60-90 minutes (pop that in your cal - the link to join is https://zoom.us/j/761886349) for any follow-up questions and trouble shooting.
If you cancel up to 6 weeks before the retreat start date, you will get a 50% refund of payments already made. Cancellations made within 6 weeks of the start date of the retreat will forfeit 100% of the total price already paid. Please email me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as practicable if you think you won't be able to make it to the retreat. All initial payments of up to $500 are non-refundable to hold your place.