Episode 163: How To Host Your Own Goal Setting Retreat | Jay Papasan & Wendy Papasan

Consider the things that you want to accomplish in your life… is it possible for you to achieve those things alone?

Achieving all of our goals requires the support of our significant others, our business partners, our bosses, and our friends. But how many of us actually have a process for setting goals with these people who have a stake in our success? Sadly, very few of us do. But this is something we can change!

Over a decade ago, The ONE Thing co-author Jay Papasan and his wife Wendy Papasan set aside a night for ONE purpose: casting a vision for what they wanted their lives to look like together so that they would be on the same page – and the idea of a couples goal-setting retreat was born! In this episode, we’re sharing a live webinar featuring Jay and Wendy, in which they talk about what their retreats look like and what you need to know to prepare for your own goal-setting retreat.

As you go through this episode, if you find yourself thinking, “I want to do this,” you have three options:

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The ONE thing to takeaway from this episode


Gary Keller says you’re never more than five years away from where you want to be – if you’re willing to do the right things and you have support from the people around you.So ask yourself, who are those people, that handful of people, who matter most when it comes to achieving what you want to achieve? Do those people know what you’re really striving for over the next 12 months, or the next five years? And what would be possible if, every single day, you had them in your corner supporting you while you take the actions necessary for success?Don’t let this be just another piece of content that goes in one year and out the other – make a commitment to yourself to be the kind of person who takes action!If you want to bring a goal setting retreat into your life, you have three options: