I thoroughly enjoyed presenting three seminars for the American Morgan Horse Association’s Annual convention in Raleigh, NC this past weekend. I’m sure the attendees enjoyed their experiences, too. Here’s why. They know the value of learning, networking and relaxation. They also know it’s nearly impossible to experience any of the three in the busy workplace. There are just as many reasons to not go to a convention there are to go to one. And you can always rationalize your decision to attend or not attend as being the right choice.
I hope the next time you have a choice to attend a convention, you find a way to make it happen. If you haven’t noticed, amazing people go to conventions. They go because they are learners, networkers and understand the value of enjoying life. They know they will meet like minded people and predictably on their journeys home pat themselves on the back for making the investment of time and money in their own professional development.