It’s been quite a while since my last post, I didn’t intentionally leave it this long but I’ve been very busy lately and have found myself traveling a lot. Sometimes for business and sometimes for fun. What I wanted to touch on today is the importance of people and how they can have a huge influence on how successful you become and how long it takes you to fulfill your potential.
One of the places that I found myself on my travels was a marketing event in the UK, I don’t usually go to these type of things but it came highly recommended so I thought why not? A weekend in some nice hotel won’t do me any harm. I knew quite a few people who would be attending, many of which I’ve done business with in the past or just people I’ve connected with through various FB Groups and Skype channels I’m in. At this particular event there were a lot of guest speakers, all very successful marketers and business consultants who gave presentations and kept us entertained during the day…..but the real fun was had when the seminars were over.
You see they’re called “Networking Events” for a reason because you get the chance to mingle and interact with a lot of people you wouldn’t normally have access to. Everyone is there for the same reason so it’s very easy to approach people you want to talk to and introduce yourself over a drink. This kind of thing is invaluable to anyone because success breathes success. No matter what you do in life if you can surround yourself with the right people, perhaps people who have done what you’d like to do then you can fast forward you’re own success 10-fold.
So how did I fair over the weekend? And was it worth attending?
I can honestly say it was one of the most fun weekends I’ve enjoyed in a long time. I got to catch-up with a lot of friends and made twice as many new ones. But what surprised me most was how friendly and genuine a lot of the big guys were. They were very down to earth type people and very generous with their time. I guess I should have suspected that they would be but you hear so many negative stories online that they can indirectly influence your perception of what someone is like, even before you’ve met them yourself.
What kind of marketers did I get the chance to hang out with? Well I’m not going to name names or anything like that but I can tell you….. I met a guy who has a 6, nearly 7 figure software business, an Amazon Super Affiliate who earns mid-5 figures per month and a guy who has worked behind the scenes on some of the biggest launches online. But my highlight would have to be on the Sunday after the event finished. A lot of people were leaving to get flights back to their own parts of the world but they’re was still a nice intimate crowd left who were staying another night.
I ended up going out for dinner with around 10 people, the majority of which were speakers at the event. I could hardly believe it, I was having a meal with some super successful people and they were all so friendly and nice. But the fun didn’t end there. Afterwards we went back to the hotel and partied on through the night (thanks to the friendly hotel staff) until at 6.45 am one of the guys (who happens to be the man behind the biggest WSO launch in history) reminded me to get a move on or I’d miss my flight.
Then incurred the dash back to my hotel room, a rather hastily packed bag and very fast cab to the airport. Luckily enough my flight was delayed so I just about made on time. I got home in one-piece but still amazed by the people I got to meet and the connections I made.
So obviously I’d say it was well worth going to and if you ever get the opportunity to attend one of these events then you got to take it! Who knows I might bump into you there and we can have a drink and a chat?
Cheers for reading and I’ll try not leave it so long between posts the next time lol
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