I came across a blog the other day on why this entrepreneur started a conference and came across this advice from him:
“I know for a fact that I wouldn’t have been put on the same trajectory if it wasn’t for attending WD Summit that year and the 5 seconds of courage it took to introduce myself to Caleb and James. That’s what conferences can do. Because that’s what relationships can do.”Nathan Barry, ConvertKit
I follow Nathan Barry’s work religiously. He has such a phenomenal story. From being a designer at a company, he’s gone on to write his own book(s), build best selling courses & started a software company that makes $12 million+ annually. Oh and did I mention that he’s just 27 years old.
That’s probably the reason why I was so pumped after reading that post. Tons of people have told me that conferences can transform people’s lives, because of the relationships & connections you make over there. You have to be outgoing, but you will potentially connect with tons of great people and it could change your life forever.
- You’ll find new business partners,
- new consulting clients,
- make new friends and/or
- possibly find your own mastermind group
If conferences could make me meet such folks and make such collaborations happen, I’m all for it.
- Most conferences that I want to attend happen on the geographically opposite side of the world.
- Each conference ticket costs an average $1000 (if not more).
- Air-fare, lodging and everything else will set me back by another $3000.
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