The bottom line is that if a firm retreat is to be successful, leading the lawyers and the firm to function better, the lawyers must be helped to shift gears—to see the value of thinking creatively as well as analytically, to work collaboratively and to see the big picture. When lawyers loosen up intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially, there is room for a new kind of thinking to take place. -- Law Practice magazine, an American Bar Association publication
If you're thinking that 2018 could be your Break-Out year, what will you do differently to make that happen? Because you know that unless you change something -- make some sort of radical, significant change -- it's not going to happen. Next year will just be more of the same ... maybe a little better, maybe a little worse, but basically the same.
And here's food for thought: You may have to break away to break out!
It’s almost impossible to bring inspired vision to your practice when you’re dealing with a client phone call, a staff question, or a troublesome copy machine. I think Law Practice magazine was spot on when they wrote, "An excellent way to reduce the tension of entrenched work habits is to take a retreat to a new environment, preferably far removed from daily distractions."
Why Retreat to Legacy Ranch?
Your strategic planning retreat at Legacy Ranch is your investment in tomorrow. It's your chance to loosen up, shift gears and think differently about your law firm. I spoke with an attorney a few months ago about bringing his team to a retreat. He just couldn't wrap his head around how a retreat would help grow his practice. I get it, a lot of attorneys just don't believe in retreats. They consider them a waste of time. But retreats are enormously powerful tools to forge strategic plans, and the break-out marketing that turns strategy into action.
Sadly, the attorney chose to skip the retreat. I ran across him on the web recently and saw some of his new marketing. It was obvious he had moved forward without benefit of planning, discovery or creative guidance. His video focused on what I call The Top Five Qualities of Every Estate Planning Attorney Ever. His uninspired marketing message is that he (like you) provides his clients peace of mind, comprehensive planning, lasting relationships, client service and well-qualified legal advice.
That's not the type of marketing that drives a Break-Out year!
What is a Retreat at Legacy Ranch Like?
First, we try to make sure it's fun, because we believe you do your best, most creative thinking when you're relaxed and happy. When was the last time someone designed a work experience with your happiness in mind? (If you're thinking "Never," you're not alone!).
Second, this is YOUR retreat. We are facilitators. We don't have any pre-formulated answers for you, we're not trying to convince you to do things our way, or just follow a system. Our goal is to help you wrestle with the tough questions, meet the tough challenges head-on, plan your strategy and discover your story. We're not going to let you off the hook when you tell us you provide clients peace of mind or personal service, or even that you've earned some prestigious awards. We're going to push you to find the more, the unique, the relevant and compelling.
I'm writing this week about the Legacy Ranch Retreat experience, because I really hope 2018 will be your break-out year. I will share insights from your colleagues who have been here, how we approach the strategic planning process, what results you can expect, and why you will to want to come back again and again.
But today, I just want to give you a peak at what it's like to be a guest at Legacy Ranch.
A Retreat Like None Other
When you come to Legacy Ranch, you'll feel welcomed and comfortable. We want you to relax, to loosen up and break away from your routine ... so you're ready to think outside the box, stretch your creative muscles, and do something remarkable. You will enjoy gourmet food, luxury touches, and warm friendship, not to mention incredible mountain views and Colorado skies ablaze at sunrise and sunset.
And that's just the beginning.
Scroll through our photos below for a glimpse of what's in store for you at your Legacy Ranch Retreat.