I now realize there is a better way to do an annual goal setting session than my conventional idea of going to a local Starbucks or perhaps even a nearby resort (for me, it would HAVE to be the Salish Lodge.) The idea is to get out of your normal environment, (ok, so Starbucks IS my normal environment...) and be somewhere that inspires you - visually, through nature, or services, or people.
This is a great idea - called BermudaWorks! - it begins:
Every November since 1991, a group of small business owners convene for three days at a Caribbean island resort to do something most of their counterparts do not. They tap each other's collective wisdom, write their business goals, and link with a colleague who will encourage them and hold their feet to the fire over the next 12 months. (read more here...)