If you have ever felt like you are out on an island, by yourself, doing this business alone, keep reading.
About 20 years ago, I attended my very first NSA (National Speakers Association) conference in Washington, DC. I was working as an agent for a speaker at that time and she was gracious enough to send me to learn more about the business.
And boy did I learn!
The Washington conference was the beginning of over two decades of growth in my knowledge and expertise.
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At that very first event, I met dozens of people who would become my friends, colleagues, clients and mentors. Those key relationships have meant so much to me and have contributed to my growth.
So the next time you are considering going to an event that would connect you to others, here are a few tips:
1. Do it! And be open to new relationships, you never know who is going to influence your life and career.
2. Even people who are new to the industry have something to contribute. Find out people’s strengths and tap into them. (We’ve all had meaningful lives and careers prior to entering the profession).
3. Don’t put people on pedestals. Even if they are up on the main stage during a big conference, they still put their pants on one leg at a time. By treating everyone as an equal you don’t put enlarged expectations on them.
See you next month in Washington Wealthy Speakers! When Joe Calloway, Kris Young and I deliver our session “Becoming a Category of One” – it will be a beautiful, full circle moment. Thank you NSA!
See you soon, Wealthy Speakers!