Join a small group of successful business owners to work from anywhere on your business in Queenstown in 2020

The Carpe Diem Retreat Queenstown is the “Living It!” step of the 7 Step Work From Anywhere Mastermind and Mentoring Program.

A week of daily workshops and support you as you WFA on your business from a stunning destination!

It’s not all work though, you will also get to experience some of the many activities the adventure capital of the world has to offer.

Integrating Work & Life as One

The Destination

QUEENSTOWN – The adventure capital of the world

Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, surrounded by stunning mountains, Queenstown is a drawcard for those seeking a lifestyle with nature and adventure on their doorstep. The perfect destination to integrate work and life as one.

A trip to Milford Sound will leave you in awe of mother nature, a jet boat ride is an unforgettable adrenaline fix, or be spoilt for choice by some of the best fine dining and vineyards in New Zealand.

Choose fast-paced excitement or drop into the serenity. Both will leave you feeling refreshed, excited about life.

Your mentor and how a Carpe Diem Retreat works

“The program for successful business owners that feel trapped – From someone that operates his business from the French Alps for 3 months every year”

Carpe Diem – Seize the day!

Andy Willis – Living by the mantra “Carpe Diem”

Andy has been in small business for 20 years, in that time he built a very successful conference and event management/travel business.

He transitioned this business to be able to operate working from anywhere some 7 years ago, this was achieved through the implementation of cloud technology and tools.

This transition was “life-changing”, both in the way he operated his business and way he lived his life.

Andy then decided that he wanted to help other people in successful small businesses, by sharing the knowledge that changed his life. Guiding them through the process of transitioning their business to operate working from anywhere and empowering them to spend more time living life outside of their business.

WFA.Life is the end result.

Home Base

7 days of private and exclusive luxury living

The luxury of the Manata Lodge and Homestead is our WFA home. Move into your private room with ensuite, get ready to WFA.

With everything we need for work – wifi, meeting spaces, no distractions (we have exclusive use of the property) and switch off – amazing estate gardens & vineyard, tennis & basketball court, BBQ, views from the balconies, you’ll feel at home in no time.

Queenstown is just a short mountain bike ride away on traffic-free cycle paths.

The perfect place to work and live.

Carpe Diem Retreat Queenstown Program – 29 March – 5 April 2020

Day 1 – Take off

Today is day one of your WFA adventure, your flight will depart from Sydney, 3 hours later you will fly over the snow-capped mountains and into Queenstown.

You will be collected from the airport and transferred to Manata Lodge & Homestead, your home and workplace for the next 7 days.

  • 9:30am – Depart Sydney for Queenstown (3 hour flight)
  • 2:30pm – Private transfer to Manata Lodge
  • Move in to the luxury of Manata Lodge and Homestead, exclusive use of the property for the next 7 days, your home and workplace. Everyone has their own room with ensuite.
  • Welcome to WFA – drinks, nibbles, introductions and retreat briefing.
  • Dinner at Manata Lodge Homestead

Day 2 – Let The Working From Anywhere Begin

Let the work from anywhere begin, we start with a workshop and then I will be supported as you WFA on your business.

It’s not all work though, we also integrate life into our work, the afternoon will be spent discovering the vibrant township of Queenstown. We finish the day with a beer or 2 at Speights Ale House and dinner at the quirky and historic Cows Pizza & Spaghetti House.

  • Breakfast at Manata Homestead
  • WFA Workshop – Welcome to WFA in another TIMEZONE

    How to manage your business and communications from another timezone Presented by Andy Willis
  • Morning tea 
  • WFA Session Manata Homestead – Support as you WFA on your business
  • Group working lunch at Manata Homestead
  • Afternoon to discover Queenstown township.
  • Happy hour at Speights Ale House followed by dinner at Cows Pizza & Spaghetti House.

Day 3 – The WFA Mindset

By now WFA life is feeling good. It’s time to explore the mindset shift from the conditioning of the past to the life changing freedom of the WFA mindset before you WFA on your business.

Then head out for an adventure or maybe pull up a chair in the garden, take some space to think freely about your business, your life. It’s not every day you get to work “on” your business in such stunning surrounds.

  • Breakfast at Manata Homestead
  • WFA Workshop – The WFA Mindset

    The mindset shift that will change the way you work and live your life. Presented by Andy Willis
  • Morning tea 
  • WFA Session Manata Homestead – Support as you WFA on your business
  • Group working lunch at Manata Homestead
  • Afternoon at leisure – relax, cycle along the car-free cycle path or venture out to take part in one of the many activities this amazing destination has to offer. Optional Activities – jetboat ride, paragliding, scenic lake cruise, rafting, bungy jumping.
    *optional activities are at your own expense and will need to be pre booked.
  • Dinner at Manata Homestead
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Day 4 – Mixing It Up. Less Work. More Adventure!

Less work and more adventure today, early breakfast followed by a scenic flight to board a Milford Sound Cruise, returning the same way.

Then it’s off to one of the region first-class wineries for a tour and lunch.

  • Early breakfast at Manata Homestead
  • Fly/Cruise/Fly Milford Sound – the ultimate Milford Sound experience, fly over snow-capped mountain ranges, sparkling lakes and tumbling waterfalls as you journey into the Fiordland National Park by plane
  • The Queenstown region is well known for it’s fine wines and equally fine dining. We will visit a winery for a tour and lunch.
  • Afternoon and evening at leisure – it’s been a big day, the rest of the afternoon and evening is at your leisure. Dinner is at leisure too, there will be an option to go into town.

Day 5 – Aiming High

Back to work today, breakfast, WFA Workshop, support as you WFA on your business, working lunch and then it’s off to another of the Queenstown must-dos, the iconic Skyline Gondola.

The day is topped off with dinner at White + Wong’s where ‘east meets west’

  • Breakfast at Manata Homestead
  • WFA Workshop – Working with a Virtual Assistant IRL

    A real-life simulation of how to effectively work with a Virtual Assistant Presented by Andy Willis
  • Morning tea 
  • WFA Session Manata Homestead – Support as you WFA on your business
  • Group working lunch at Manata Homestead
  • You can’t come to Queenstown and not take a scenic ride in the iconic Skyline Gondola, taking in the stunning views as you ride the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere! Take a thrilling downhill ride on the Skyline Luge is optional, or maybe it’s not!
  • Dinner – White + Wong’s  – tonight’s dinner is something just a little bit special. White + Wong’s ‘east meets west’ cuisine takes classic street foods from China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand – the noodles, soups, curries and delicious dumplings.

Day 6 – Reflections

We don’t usually abide by the Monday to Friday in the WFA world, this particular Friday just happens to be the last day of “work” for the WFA Retreat.

You will WFA on your business as usual, then we will have a “Reflections & Future Session”, your opportunity to share your stories, feedback and the impact that the WFA Program and the retreat have had on your life.

The afternoon is yours to relax or be active, choice is yours, we will finish the day with a BBQ at home base.

  • Breakfast at Manata Homestead
  • WFA Session Manata Homestead – Support as you WFA on your business
  • Morning tea 
  • WFA Workshop – Reflections and the Future

    You’ve got to the end of the 6-month program, you’ve walked the talk, what difference has it made to your life? Where do you go from here? In this workshop, program members will share their journey and where they go from here. Facilitated by Andy Willis
  • Group working lunch at Manata Homestead
  • Afternoon at leisure – relax, cycle along the car-free cycle path or venture out to take part in one of the many activities this amazing destination has to offer. Optional Activities – jetboat ride, paragliding, scenic lake cruise, rafting, bungy jumping. *optional activities are at your own expense and will need to be pre booked.
  • Dinner – BBQ dinner at Manata Homestead

Day 7 – Freedom

It’s been a big week, you head home tomorrow so today is yours to explore, relax or tick off an adrenaline rush activity.

We will celebrate your successful transition to the WFA lifestyle with a mystery farewell dinner at ????? a mystery location of course.

  • Breakfast at Manata Homestead
  • Full day at your leisure – Go have some fun, you’ve worked hard, get out there and let yourself go. There are plenty of options, from sightseeing and relaxing to the full-on adrenaline rush of a bungy jump or skydive, the choice is yours. Optional Activities – jetboat ride, paragliding, scenic lake cruise, rafting, bungy jumping.
  • Celebration dinner – it’s time to celebrate your entry into the WFA lifestyle at a mystery venue.

Day 8 – The WFA Adventure Continues

The retreat may be over but your WFA life has just begun. It doesn’t stop here. Go home feeling empowered, inspired and confident to spend more time living life outside your business.

  • Breakfast at Manata Homestead
  • Pack your bags for the trip home or your onward journey if you decided to extend time in New Zealand.
  • 12:00 pm – Transfer to Queenstown Airport for return flight to Sydney.
  • 3:30 pm – flight departure for Sydney

WHAT’S INCUDED?

Only open to WFA Program members

The Carpe Diem Retreat Queenstown 2020 is only open to members of the Work From Anywhere Mastermind & Mentoring Program. This exclusive program is limited to 7 places by application only.

The WFA Retreat is included in the price of the WFA Mastermind & Mentoring Program.

This is what is included:

  • Return economy airfares ex Sydney
  • Arrival transfers from Queenstown Airport to Manata Lodge and Homestead.
  • 7 nights accommodation, single room, Queen bed and exclusive use of Manata Lodge and Homestead.
  • Free use of bicycles at Manata Lodge and Homestead.
  • Breakfasts, morning teas, lunches and *dinners as per program. *dinners marked as “at leisure” are at your own expense
  • Mystery helicopter flight (not on program as it’s a mystery)
  • Milford Sound Fly/Cruise/Fly tour.
  • 6 WFA workshops/sessions (as per program) during the Retreat.
  • Daily support to WFA on your business during the Retreat.
  • Winery tour and lunch.
  • Return Skyline Gondola ride including transport.
  • Group departure transfer from Manata Lodge & Homestead to Queenstown Airport.
  • A life changing experience that will change the way you think about work and live your life.

Can my partner join?

Your partner is welcome to join subject to availability. Partner inclusions are all transfers, accommodation, meals, and leisure activities as per program.

HOW DO I SECURE MY PLACE?

Only open to WFA Program members

The Carpe Diem Retreat Queenstown 2020 is only open to members of the Work From Anywhere Mastermind & Mentoring Program. This exclusive program is limited to 7 places by application only.

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