Monday, February 20, 2006

Inspiration comes in many forms

Earlier in the month, I went to Northern Voice in Vancouver, BC. A great conference and I learned a lot. One of the sessions was on how to get started blogging. The theme: just do it.

So here I am. I started this blog to record some thoughts on how I make the transition from full-time employment, to full-time solo business owner. The only way to do that is to write it down. Any specific themes will emerge, or not. I'll just have to try it and see.

 I occasionally need some inspiration. It's easy to lose track of just where you're going, and it's sometimes useful to pause and give it some thought. I've mentioned in an earlier post that I refer to a number of authors periodically to jog my memory and spur me on. Well, I also attend various workshops.

One of those workshops is a series offered by Max Impact in Surrey, BC. So far they've offered a number of hour and half breakfast sessions dealing with goal setting, leadership and sales. I understand that there are more to come.

The workshops are based on the teaching of Brian Tracy and include a short DVD presentation from him, some group discussion, and a bit of time to give the subject some thought as relates to your own situation.

What I like about it is that I can just invest a short amount of time and money each month. There is no large up-front payment for several days of workshop. Yes, I have to remember to register and commit to an early morning, but if I can't afford it one month, I have the option of not going.

It also keeps me on track over a period of time. We all know the hazards of attending intensive workshops. You get all pumped for a few days and quickly forget about it afterwards in the day to day onslaught of things. This way, I get a monthly reminder to review what happened last month and learn something new in the current month.

Oh, and I get a breakfast too.

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