My biggest take away from my Balinese retreat

I’ve been back from my “trip of a lifetime” for 5 days now, and I’ve had some time to settle back in. Through the fog of jet lag, I have been intentional in my efforts to take time to reflect on my retreat.


Technically, this was a business trip, but in the end it was so much more. While I did spend many hours working on my business and learning new ways to approach entrepreneurship, that wasn’t my biggest take away.

a notebook with a cup of coffee and a pen on it

Being an entrepreneur can be lonely. Even in a world where we're constantly connected through social media and the internet, it can be isolating to be your own boss.  It’s not to say it’s any better or worse than any other job, it’s just…different.


I know this feeling well. I've been an entrepreneur for most of my adult life, and I've often felt like I was all alone in the trenches. I'd wake up in the middle of the night with a problem, and I would carry the weight of it alone.


It wasn’t until this trip that I realized how badly I needed this community. I met 11 other women who were just as passionate about their businesses as I was. We shared our stories, our challenges, and our successes. We laughed together, cried together, and shared the depths of our businesses with each other.

a group of women posing for a picture at the beach at night

I'm fortunate to have had the help of my business coach, who curated our community. She hand-picked each member of the group, and it showed. Not a single one of us had previously met, yet we all seemed like old, familiar friends.


It’s interesting, because I’m truly not lonely in any other aspect of my life. I have the support of an incredible family, amazing friends, the BEST community here with you. For some reason, I just always felt lonely in business.

a group of women in hats posing for a photo on a boat

I’m curious…have you ever longed to find your community?


I honestly didn’t realize I was missing it until I found it. So often, we’re taught to suppress these questions of loneliness and fear, but then when you “see the light”, your eyes can really open. I don’t always have those “ah-ha” moments, but when I do, I love to share them with you.

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