Join Cliff & Stephanie on the No More Mondays Cruise!

by Cliff Ravenscraft on January 7, 2011

in Blog

UPDATE: We have already gone on the cruise and here are some videos:

Words can not begin to express how much fun our entire family had on Dan Miller's No More Mondays Cruise. It took us three years to get to the place where we could afford to do something like this.

In hindsight, this trip was a major investment in, not only our business, but our family as well. Over the course of eleven days, this journey changed the dynamics of our family and provided life lessons that could only be experienced hands on, rather than being read about in a book.

The following footage is about 21 minutes in length. A majority of the photography and video footage was done by our three children who are ages 11, 9, and 5. Please keep this in mind when you encounter portions of the video that may not be as steady as you would like.

Please feel free to leave comments for the kids in the comments section below. They will be reading your posts as you leave them and may even respond.

Update: Here's another video done Joel Boggess and his wife, Dr. Pei Kang from http://4pointscoaching.com.


Not sure what to do for Valentine's Day? There is nothing more romantic than exotic beaches and a beautiful cruise where you are pampered and get to indulge in some of the best culinary experiences you could imagine. Add to that, world-famous speakers and a business tax write-off and you are having the ultimate vacation!

February 13-20, 2011

This cruise was put together by Dan Miller, author of 48 Days To The Work You Love and No More Mondays. Dan has been one of Cliff's greatest sources of inspiration when it comes to the mindset of doing what you love for a living. You can check out Cliff's entire series of podcast episodes that he did back when he first read 48 Days To The Work You Love. You can also hear an episode where Cliff shared how one of his dreams came true, when Dan not only became a client, but also a friend.

On this cruise, you'll get the pleasure of visiting not one, but three gorgeous ports – San Juan, Puerto Rico, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, and Phillipsburg, St. Maarten.

The Celebrity Solstice:
We'll be traveling aboard the Celebrity Solstice, a beautiful ship with it's meticulous attention to detail that elevates service to new heights of pampering. I've been told that you'll have a stateroom attendant who greets you by name, a server who remembers your love of Pinot Noir, and a freshly manicured half-acre grass lawn — the only one at sea.

Click Play on the audio player below to hear where we had Dan Miller as our guest on a recent episode of Family From The Heart. We introduce Dan in the episode at about 12 minutes and 30 seconds into the recording if you want to forward right to that part.
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Our Cruise Intinerary

Sunday, Feb. 13 – Depart Fort Lauderdale, FL — Embarkation 4:30pm

6:00 pm – Dinner
8:00 – 9:30 pm – No More Mondays Introductions and get acquainted

Monday, Feb. 14 – At Sea

9:30 am – David and Paula Foster – How to Juggle all the Demands of Marriage, Family, and Work, and do it Really, Really Well

It's hard to balance the many irons we all have in our fires.  David and Paula will share their personal experience on how to manage it all without it just managing you.

11:30 – Lunch
1:30 – 3:30 – Dan and Joanne – Valentine’s Celebrations!
3:30 – 6:00 – Open Networking and Sharing

Tuesday, Feb. 15

11:30 – Lunch
2:00pm-10:00pm – San Juan, Puerto Rico

Wednesday, Feb. 16

8:00am-6:00pm – Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Thursday, Feb. 17

8:00am-6:00pm – Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Friday, Feb. 18 – At Sea

9:30 – Cliff Ravenscraft – Building a Brand Online through Social Media

Cliff will share his story of how a hobby related to a favorite tv show turned into a worldwide ministry, a massive online community, and spun off a profitable consulting/coaching business.  In this session, you will learn how tools like a blog, an audio podcast, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and other social networking outlets can help you build a brand without boundaries.  Have you ever wanted to make a positive change in the world with what you do?  Cliff will share how he's doing just that through social Media.


10:30 Joel Boggess – Embracing Your Uniqueness

We are all uniquely wired with individual personality styles.  Learn how to explore and accentuate your strengths and better understand and address your weak areas.  Learn how to communicate with other personality styles in a way that complements your own.

Is your business life a reflection of your gifts, your passions, your dreams?  What would it look like if it was?  Joel recommends you take the 48 Days profile or Strengths Finder assessment (or both) before the cruise for a fun and empowering learning session.


11:30 – Lunch
1:30 – West Conner – How feeling great and looking fit will get you more business

When you are unhappy in your own skin, it pours out into all other areas of your life – your relationships and even your business.  Discover how, when you are at the top of your game, your business will be more likely to thrive as well.


2:30 – Pierce Marrs – Why all success is “Selling”

A lot of people have told me that selling is one of their greatest fears, right up there with
public speaking. We all are selling in some form or fashion. Selling is sometimes referred
to as “shared enthusiasm” or “the art of persuasion”.
Let’s take a few moments and look at how you can better share YOUR enthusiasm with
the world!

3:30 – 6:00 – Open Networking and Sharing

Saturday, Feb. 19 – At Sea

11:30 – Lunch
1:30 – Dan & Joanne Miller – The No More Mondays lifestyle

Life doesn't have to be about the dreaded work-week.  How do we change our perspectives so we have life balance and actually have passion surrounding what we do for a living?  Join Dan and Joanne and discuss this in depth–what's worked for them and how to make things work for you.

3:30 – 6:00 – Open Networking and Sharing

Sunday, Feb. 20 – Arrive Fort Lauderdale, FL—Disembark 7:00am

You will have plenty of unscheduled time to mingle and create your own unique cruising experience. We’ll explore a group tour of San Juan on our first port stop. Speaker presentations will provide a lot of variety. But we want you to know this is your cruise – all presentations are optional. You simply choose what is meaningful for you. We are not scheduling any evening presentations as the cruise ship will provide great entertainment. Speakers or any cruisers may organize additional workshops or discussion groups. While dinner seating will be assigned, you may request any move that can be arranged. Cruises are very flexible and we can personalize it any way we wish. If you want to experience a particular event or port tour and would like to be with others in our group we’ll help you arrange that.


 
But What About The Kids?

Great news! There are a lot of accommodations for children! In fact, Cliff and Stephanie are bringing all three of their children, Megan (11), Matthew (9), and McKenna (5).

You can click here to see the “summer camps” they have called the Fun Factory. It's free of charge!!!

You sign up on the first day and get an orientation–you can drop kids in and out of the program at any time, and it runs from 9am-10pm. The kids are divided by age and play age-appropriate activities.

Additionally, they have a “slumber party” program from 10pm-12am for $6/hr/kid. On the last day they do a “parent's night out” pizza party.

Additionally, they have babysitting on board for all ages–so even the kids under 3 can be cared for (in order to leave them in the camp, they must be 3+ and potty trained). For all the diaper kiddos, you pay $6/hr/kid and can drop off any time in the group childcare area. OR, you can get a babysitting pass for the full week–which means that basically you have a nanny at your beck and call anytime you need it in your stateroom for the full week—and it's $75-$125.

As for kid pricing, you have to pay for a bed for every person–even if they are 6 months old (over 6 months pregnant or under 6 month old children are not allowed on board, period). Pricing is $180/child. So, you'd need to have a room with the same number of beds per child.


 
But I'm not married!

No problem at all! There are plenty of single folks that that will be attending the No More Mondays Cruise. In fact, I just received a note that said that our contact person, in Dan organization, is even working to help those who are interested in sharing a room with someone else to save on expenses.


 
How Do I Get Signed Up?

If you are interested in joining us on this amazing cruise. Please send an email to Cliff AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Just send your email to Cliff@Ravenscraft.org with Cruise in the subject line!

We hope to see you there!

  • West Conner

    If anyone is on the fence about whether or not to join us…do it. When you look back on your life, you will be more upset about the things you DIDN’T do than the things you did.

    It’s a great time, cruising is wonderful, and you will learn a great deal of information from the speakers.

    And you get to hang out with Cliff and Stephanie for a whole week! :)

  • Thanks West! It’s going to be a blast! See you there!

  • Connie and Sheila

    Hey Cliff and Stephanie,

    For the last several years, Connie and I have gone on a February cruise with our real estate group. (400 to 600 people each year).
    We have enjoyed it very much and have made wonderful contacts and even found a few private lenders amidst all the fun!
    However, this year we want to get out of our “box” and try something new. We have listened to you describe Dan Miller’s upcoming “48 Days Cruise” and we have decided to GO on this cruise.
    After reading about the events and details, I can tell you we are VERY excited!!
    For us, it will be like our very first cruise all over…that’s how excited we are!!
    See you on the Lido Deck!
    Connie and Sheila
    “Connie and Sheila Talk”

  • I am SOOO DELIGHTED to know that Connie & Sheila are going to be on this cruise! Man, I may have to update all my promotional materials to add this to the list of benefits of attending now!

    I can’t wait to introduce you to my lovely wife and our family. ;)

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