The Granddaughter Project
Posted on 28 October 2018
In the Spring of 2017, a successful business leader asked me to take his five granddaughters on a weekend retreat and provide professional development and mentorship in a private, relaxed, yet focused setting. There were two goals; first, help these young women unlock their inner greatness and second, help them stay away from the people who would derail them. Pretty much sums up the path to a tremendous life!
In November 2017, we convened outside of Charlotte, NC and completed a weekend of discovery, growth, and goal setting. At the close, we committed to gathering once a year to stay on track, build our tremendous tribe of accountability partners, and to set new milestones. These goals included; starting a financial planning business, opening a restaurant, earning a CPA license, building a health/yoga practice, and moving back to the US after completing a master’s degree overseas and finding employment in their desired field.
Each quarter we would join a google hang out to provide updates, discuss the assigned books we had read, and request input on issues. Three months is an excellent space to ‘name’ a goal and then go out to do the work and ‘claim’ the goal. Knowing I was going to meet up with these tremendous young ladies every 90 days kept Ms. Tracey on the tremendous path of self-discipline!