STAND IN YOUR AUTHORITY
For 16 Mindful Change-Makers
Poised to Own Their Authority
with JEFFREY DAVIS
September 30 – October 3, 2019
MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE
Hudson Valley OF New York
STEP INTO THE FLOW. OWN YOUR AUTHORITY.
Where You’re At
In this Age of Distraction fear can knock you off track from pursuing your best idea that lights you up.
Maybe that bold idea for a better world takes shape as the book you’re noodling. The business to expand. The podcast to conceive. The train-the-trainer program in the works.
Listen. You know you have a point of view worth hearing. And everything I know about platform-building points to the fact that what people hunger for these days – and will pay for – is a brand with a compelling, authentic point of view.
And the root of the word “authentic”? One who listens to the voice of their own authority.
Hmmm. So, here’s the kicker:
If “no,” no shame.
Time is limited. Customers and clients call. Other people’s needs beckon. Social media “likes” and Netflix-binging might get more attention than they deserve.
And fear. Maybe an annoying inner demon nags: Pursuing that idea seems like a waste of time or money. Too big of a risk. Or if you stand up and stand out, you fear haters. Or what if your idea succeeds? Then what?
Under that kind of pressure, how do you shape your own brave container to trust the authority of your own voice again?
Much of what we need is dedicated deep dive time to flow.
Flow is when we sustain focus on creative challenges of our choosing to advance a purposeful project. Flow is foundational to do the work that matters most.
So, how do you find your courageous flow?
So, imagine this.
Imagine having guided time, distraction-free zones, and trusted support to do just that – dive into your most important project so you can emerge with confidence in your own authority and your own methods for fostering daily flow back home again and again.
Imagine on top of that coming away with a group of open-minded collaborators who know the art of offering input. Your own Wild Pack of Peers.
Imagine such an immersive experience design based on what the neuropsychology of flow and creativity shows us about our minds’ daily rhythms.
You experience shaping your own flow. You experience listening to and shaping your own ideas with authority.
All in a breathtaking place.
STAND IN YOUR AUTHORITY is a deep dive retreat experience and training with renowned teacher, author, and speaker Jeffrey Davis that gives mindful change-makers like you the brave container and experiential training to get into flow, trust your own ideas, and own your authority.
At STAND IN YOUR AUTHORITY, you will
- Own your time and create distraction-free space to dive deep into your project and experience your own flow
- Learn practices to listen deeply to your own voice and your own ideas
- Test out The 4 Pillars of a Compelling Point of View (for brand or book)
- Refine your own deep work flow experiences and process
- Train your mind for productive “creative self-talk”
- Shape and test out the singular elegant idea of your project and present your confident point of view
- Gain courage to stand up and pitch or present or share your idea
- Get Jeffrey’s direct support and guidance
- Celebrate your and your Wild Pack of Peers’ work in an evening event
- Come away with a custom Road Map to Flowing and Flourishing
You’ll come away with the space, clarity, and confidence to advance your best ideas for a better world – while experiencing doses of wonder along the way.
Do-It-Together (DIT) Secret Advantage
Why not just take a solo retreat? Good question.
Phenomenal people help you go deep.
Year after year, we get some form of this feedback: “You attract the most phenomenal people.” We attract people who lead with their hearts and with their radiant minds.
The research on productive solitude for leaders is clear: Solitude must be punctuated with your being able to voluntarily engage with peers.
But not just any peers. We kind of curate through our application process and interviewing process to assure that your Pack of Peers is comprised of people like you who are doing remarkable work, who can go deep into solo work and also who can collaborate productively with other mindful change-makers.
It is difficult to regulate emotions in prolonged solitude. We create a brave, safe container for you to voluntarily bond with remarkable people without distractions. Our signature “Dolphin Tanks” bring out each participants’ courage and strength. (Note: Dolphins are more intelligent, playful, evolved, and collaborative than sharks :-)).
Creative Collab Labs crack you open to possibility.
We use a research-based method for collaborative work that primes everyone for open-minded collaboration – when you need it.
Features of STAND IN YOUR AUTHORITY include
Pre-Retreat Project Design & Retreat Planning – We’ll help you set intentions and right conditions to assure you have the most rewarding experience. No perfectionist planning – but also no abdicating agency.
Distraction-Free Zone & Voluntary Smart Phone Check – To support your deep dive, we will offer a voluntary smart phone check where you can safely deposit your smartphone. Out of reach, out of mind. (You can always retrieve for intentional “check-ins” with those who matter.)
Optional Guided Morning Meditations designed to train you to heed your own voice, watch your own thoughts, and “prime the cognitive deck” for the day.
Training in Brand Point of View Development, Marketing, & Broadcasting that comes only as you devote deep dive time into your own ideas.
Morning and Afternoon Supported Deep Dive Sessions designed to provide the quiet container for you to dig into your most important project.
Ample Opportunities for Spontaneous Connection, Collaboration, Inspiration & Support– Tracking Wonder is known for designing experiences where people don’t just connect. They bond. Every day you will have opportunities to forge authentic alliances with the other mindful change-makers we accept into the Deep Dive Retreat. You also will have the opportunity to meet with Jeffrey 1:1 or in small groups.
90-Minute Morning Facilitated Training Sessions designed to inspire you with knowledge, strategies, tips, and prompts for diving deep, shaping your own flow, and trusting your authority.
Creative Collab Lab Sessions designed to train you and your peers in the art & science of feedback. In small groups you will gain the support of your Wild Pack of Peers and forge alliances among other mindful change-makers.
End of Day Insights & Highlights– Each afternoon we gather for a signature circle exercise that lets us share key take-away and surprisingly memorable moments.
Road Map Creation– On Day 4, we use Jeffrey’s and Tracking Wonder’s signature processes for mapping monthly project goals, milestones, and tasks for the next 6 weeks and next 6 months. That way you don’t just having a truly amazing four-day experience. You leave equipped to take the wonder and courage with you.
Unparalleled Inspiring Locale: The neuropsychology of flow reinforces that environment does influence the imagination, intellect, and spirit for better or worse. We have the locale not just for the better but for the best results. Located at the Hudson Valley of New York’s stunning 19th-century Mohonk Mountain House overlooking the famed Catskill Mountains with a mountain lake, a world-class spa and indoor swimming pool ranked #1 by Conde Nast, + 81 miles of walking trails and a mountain lake. My clients and academy participants regularly name Mohonk as their favorite place on the planet. Every day you will have the opportunity to take advantage of this locale – get a massage, row a boat on the mountain lake, amble along the winding paths, climb a rock, find a secret nook, or rock on one of the porches.
Strategy Session Topics
- Pillars of a Thought Leader Point of View
- The I.D.E.A. Method for Breakthrough Insights
- Shaping Your Point of View & Your Singular Elegant Idea
- Open Mind Training to Listen to Your Voice of Authority
- Broadcasting Your Point of View for Impact & Income
- Forming 3 Ideal Packs of Peers
- Roadmap Planning
How do I know if this is a good fit for me?
You are ready to join us at STAND IN YOUR AUTHORITY if
- you have a burning idea or project you’re ready to “do” deep work on.
- you can be alone in structured solitude and also work productively with others in creative collaboration.
- you want space & training to trust your own voice of authority to expand your brand message, impact, and/or income.
- you want not just to finish your current project, you want to learn the practices and process that can be applied to any deep dive retreat to gain traction on future projects and ideas.
STAND IN YOUR AUTHORITY is not a branding intensive, writing workshop, or business incubator, but Jeffrey will be on-hand to offer expert guidance in all of those areas.
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Who Is Jeffrey?
Veteran brand story strategist, author, and founder of Tracking Wonder Consultancy Jeffrey Davis has been obsessed with the psychology of flow and creativity since Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi published his seminal study on the subject, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience in 1995. Since then, Jeffrey has experimented with Deep Dive Retreats and optimal conditions that have allowed him to move big projects forward while running a business & leading a team, prioritizing his wife and girls, and hazarding a host of unbidden surprises and challenges.
His Deep Dive Retreats have helped him publish books with the Big 5 and independent presses, launch & fill the live Brand Artistry Lab series, create the Tracking Wonder Journal, and develop a recognized point of view in the fields of branding, creative process, & innovation.
Jeffrey has also shared his findings as an online columnist on the psychology of creativity for Psychology Today, Thrive Global, and The Creativity Post, where he combines elements of creative thinking, design thinking, and collaborative problem-solving in the field of branding.
Jeffrey has helped thousands of people advance their best, most meaningful ideas into businesses, brands, and books. He’s helped first-time authors land handsome book advances with Big 5 and independent presses and who’ve become New York Times best-sellers. He’s helped numerous clients build and launch businesses through strategic branding with integrity.
Trained from the Zen Mountain Monastery as well from his renowned Yoga teacher in South India, Jeffrey approaches the art of mindful living with a point of view that is pragmatic, non-dogmatic, integrative, and wildly effective.
Frequently Asked Questions
REGISTRATION, PAYMENT, and CANCELLATION
When is the retreat?
The STAND IN YOUR AUTHORITY Retreat is being held September 30 – October 3, 2019 in the Hudson Valley of New York.
I submitted my application. Now what? How long before I hear back?
Thanks for submitting your application! We’re pumped to read it and discover how we can support you! You will hear back from someone on our team within 3 days.
What is the registration process?
If you are ready to apply, great! Click the Apply Now button and complete the application and $500 refundable deposit.
After we receive and review your application and determine that you are a fit for the retreat you will then notified via email that your application has been approved. You will then let us know if you’d prefer a one-time payment option or the payment plan option.
Then, a member of our TW team will be sharing all the important information about making your travel and accommodation arrangements and all the other details you will want to know.
What is the fee/cost?
The cost* of the retreat is $3499, but if you get in early there are special Early Bird discounts. Check out the discounts on the pricing table above.
There are payment plans available.
*Does not include travel and lodging.
What if I sign up and change my mind or can’t go?
Circumstances change. We understand. If your circumstances shift, for whatever reasons, and don’t allow you to come to the STAND IN YOUR AUTHORITY Retreat, we will honor requests for cancellation accordingly:
All cancellation and refund requests must be submitted in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 45 days prior to the start of the Retreat. We also may allow a registration to be transferred to one other individual if requested by 30 days before the Retreat start date.
Cancellations requested up to and including 90 days before Retreat start date:
Refund of total amount paid, less $75 administration fee and non-refundable deposit of $220.
Cancellations requested from 70 – 89 days before Retreat start date:
Refund of 50% of total amount paid, less non-refundable deposit of $220.
Cancellations requested from 45 – 70 days before Retreat start date:
Refund of 25% of total amount paid, less non-refundable deposit of $220.
Cancellations requested within 45 days:
No refund will be be provided.
Refund checks will be mailed within four to six weeks after Retreat has concluded to the address you provide in your original request.
Is there a payment plan option?
Yes, we do offer payment plans. Check out the pricing table above for more information.
What is included in the fee?
The fee includes the 4-day retreat, as well as all materials that will be needed while at the event.
Travel and lodging is not included.
Where is this taking place?
Imagine an American 19th-century Victorian castle with state-of-the-art updated facilities and a down-to-earth staff. Located 90 minutes north of New York City in the Hudson River Valley, the Mohonk Mountain House was built by the Smiley family over 150 years ago, and they’re still going strong. You will simply be astonished by the gardens, pathways, nooks, and utter care that goes into designing delight at this place.
Perched on the Shawangunk Ridge, Mohonk overlooks the famed Catskill Mountains – an area that has inspired generations of indigenous peoples, artists, writers, intellectuals, teachers, and innovators.
Do I book my own lodging? If so, how? Is lodging part of the fee?
We choose the Mohonk Mountain House to give you more for your money than you can imagine.
Let’s do the numbers. The average hotel room in New York City is easily $200+/night. That doesn’t include meals. And ambiance? Hmmm.
We’ve partnered with Mohonk for over 10 years to give you the best possible rates – close to 50% less a night.
As part of your lodging, you also get 3 amazing meals at Mohonk’s state-of-the-art dining “palace” where you can choose from numerous artisanal cuisine booths. Many ingredients come from Hudson Valley’s farms. Be warned: You will not come here to go on a diet.
You also get access to their #1 ranked indoor swimming pool, 81 miles of walking trails, a mountain lake for row boating, and quite simply an incomparable setting.
And guess what? Rooms do not have tv’s, but many of them have working fire places with wood, stunning, desks, and solid walls for utter quiet. Talk about distraction-free and dream-rich!
So, yes, you’re responsible for lodging, but we’ll give you the special code so you get the special “Tracking Wonder Deal” – which is over 50% off the normal room rate!
Believe me. You’ll tell me it’s worth it.
Is ground transportation/shuttle provided? If so, what are the details?
Based on need, we will offer one limo shuttle from Stewart International Airport and one shuttle from Albany Airport on September 29, 2019 in the mid-afternoon. We will also offer a shuttle back to each of these airports on October 3, 2019. We will include other recommendations in the Guide as well.
Otherwise, you might opt to rent a car.
What airport should I fly into?
We recommend Albany or Stewart International.
I am driving myself. Can you provide directions?
Sure. We will provide directions in our Retreat Guide.
Is food provided?
As part of your lodging, you also get 3 amazing meals at Mohonk’s state-of-the-art dining “palace” where you can choose from numerous artisanal cuisine booths. Many ingredients come from Hudson Valley’s farms. Be warned: You will not come here to go on a diet. We will also have a selection of snack available during the day.
I have dietary restrictions. How will that be handled?
No problem! Our team will be in touch with you before the retreat to ensure we have options to meet your needs and that the Mohonk Mountain House Resort is also aware for your regular meals. They chefs at Mohonk know our groups and are highly responsive.