Is It Worth It To Go To Networking Events?

It was once said that it takes a village to raise a child.

I believe that it also takes a business village to grow a business. We can only do so much on our own that's why it's important to get out of our comfort zone and go meet other entrepreneurs. The best way to do that is by attending conferences.  According to, "54% of those who had attended a networking event agreed that networking “is very important for their professional development”.

I know what your thinking: I don't have time to attend conferences!!

It is easier than you think.

Introducing: Meetup

For those of you not familiar with Meetup it is a great online networking tool. You go on the site look for groups that have similar interests and join.

It's that simple.

I did just that and it led me to attending a conference in my own backyard called Amplify Live Experience which was amazing and led by a terrific guy by the name of Keith Yackey. I got a chance to hear nationally recognized speakers on all things entrepreneurship and I met some really cool like minded business people.

I even met one of my favorite podcasters Lewis Howes which I wrote about in a previous post. And got a chance to talk to a lot of people about my business and gain new insights and possible new clients. All this came from joining a local Meetup.


So do you think it is worth it to go to networking events? I would say absolutely YES!!

What do you think? Are you going to sit in a silo or go out and make new business friends and start telling people about how you serve others?


Keep It Sunny!

I Love The School Of Greatness Podcast by Lewis Howes!

Lewis Howes has an awesome back story. According to Wikipedia, he is an author, entrepreneur and former professional arena football player. He often tells the story about how he was essentially homeless and living off of the generosity of his sister for a place to sleep. Many years later he has turned his life around and has become a catalyst for the motivational mindset movement.

On his podcast The School of Greatness, he interviews artists, entrepreneurs and thought leaders to find out what makes them tick and what makes them great. If you are looking for a positive energy boost check out his podcast and read an article I wrote last year about mindset.

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Are You A Control Freak?

If you have been experiencing a lot of stress lately it could be that you are a control freak. We all like to be in control of various things in our lives at any point in time. But in reality do we really have ANY control? If you aren't sure you are a person that suffers from this ailment check out these 8 signs that you may be a control freak. If you are ready to let go then check out this article from Lewis Howes on how to do just that. 

Life is short. On your death bed are you really going to care if you didn't get something done EXACTLY your way? Probably not. What do you think about the idea of "letting go?"

Are You A Lifestyle Entrepreneur?

We all have different reasons for starting our respective businesses. I started my business so that I could contribute the variety of skills, knowledge & passions that I have. I also wanted more control of my own time to be able to spend with my family, travel & volunteer. I love people, technology and have a knack for building relationships and getting things done efficiently.  So I combined all of these attributes together and formed my virtual assistant business.  

And Magic!

Is this the definition of a lifestyle entrepreneur?

According to Sean Kim at the Huffington Post "The term was coined by Lewis Howes, a former pro athlete, author turned lifestyle entrepreneur. He designed his business around his life, not the other way around using a laptop and an internet connection".

So there you have it. 

If this description sounds like your business journey then I say welcome to this amazing adventure. And if it doesn't I say what are you waiting for?

Let me know which side you are on.

Keep It Sunny!