When I was working at my first career in a big corporation I would always read articles like this one in FastCompany that talked about the benefits of taking more vacation. I wished that all of my managers would read these and I daydreamed that our organization would change the culture to help me not feel guilty about using my paid time off.
"Don't they get it that this trip is actually a good thing for my productivity? If I don't take this vacation it's actually bad for my health!!" were some of the thoughts I had as a person that felt I didn't have control of my own time. When I did take a vacation I experienced the clarity of mind, confidence, and creativity that the articles talked about. The work culture never changed but I did. It was in a true moment of clarity after gliding down a ski slope at 40 mph in Colorado that I decided to quit my job and follow my dream. The culmination of all these vacations is called Zelement Club.
This big change was years in the making and I'm not saying that you will quit your job when you travel with me. You have your own dreams and your own visions of happiness and your own barriers that are keeping you from creating that happy life.
Zelement Club is a place where the seemingly impossible becomes possible, if you are open to it. We play, we try new things, we learn new skills and enjoy the process. It's a place to reconnect with your inner child and shed the rules and justifications we have made up that prevent us from living the life we truly want. At the Zelement ClubHouse you meet others who have changed their lives and some who are just getting the inspiration to get started. Wherever you are in this process you are welcome as long as you have a positive attitude. All of our adventures revolve around activities like skiing, snowboarding, surfing, mountain biking, golf, or yoga.
I understand very well the time and energy demands of a career so I thought of how I can help you relax from the time you book. We know our locations really well and get you dialed in so you feel like a local.
The Zelement ClubHouse will be in Copper Mountain, Colorado this winter with a one week only appearance in Myoko, Japan in February. After the lifts close and the snow starts melting we will be in Bali from May through October. As I write it is dumping powder at Copper Mountain.
Have a great weekend!
Originally published 11/13/2015 on LinkedIn
About the Authors: Sharon and Jon combine their passion for coaching and teaching with their love of adventure. Jon has been a professional ski instructor for nearly three decades so they spend their winters in the Colorado Rockies and the summers in Bali, coaching driven individuals to go for it when it comes to following their dreams. Change can be fun! Surf, Ski, Yoga, Meditation, and new experiences build confidence and inspiration.
Sharon and Jon live the life of their dreams. Zelement Club is their way of inviting others to join them in this adventure.