Welcome to June, my favourite month! My lovely Mark has a big birthday on 2nd June and mine is on 3rd (not big!), so it will be a special celebration for us this year in a real hotel, a real restaurant inside, with real people…joy.
Last month I wrote to you about ‘emerging’ from the craziness of the last year and this month, my reflections have taken me to the next phase on that journey which is to go from ‘STRENGTH TO STRENGTH’.
This might seem like a bit of a stretch considering where we’ve come from, but bear with, because I’m going to share a couple of my own revelations for how to pass from ‘survive to thrive’ and trust me, I’ve had lots of practice over the years!
A few years ago now, when we were in the early years of developing our fledgling brand TEMPLESPA, we were frustrated by the growth. We had high expectations, (probably too high in reality), we’d both created and run large businesses and we didn’t much care for the downsize!
We had a friend and mentor at the time who helped ‘locate’ us. He simply said, “guys, you’ve lost your horizon; you’re looking down rather than up and out”.
Most of you know our story; we had taken a year’s sabbatical in The Med to conceive our future and when renewing our vows in Cyprus, Mark took this photo of The Mediterranean Sea and sky from the pool he was swimming in.