The National Associationof Professional Organizers (NAPO) just completed their 21st annual conference and it was rejuvenating, inspiring, and motivating. The theme was “Making Business Dreams Come True” and Orlando was the setting.
The education was only equalled by the networking with my peers. Time spent in the hallways, at the lounge, or around a restaurant table was as beneficial as learning a new technology.
The keynote by Scott McKain focused on the importance of making your business stand out from the competition. He shared the principles outlined in his book Collapse of Distinction. He encouraged us to live in the moment and not wait to enjoy the simple things in life; the ocean view, a mountain breeze or even just a clear sunset. How fitting we stayed a extra day for down time and visit EPCOT.
If you have never attended a conference or convention for your business or industry I suggest you plan to check one out this year. The investment just might help set you apart from others not sharing your dedication to professional excellence. And take time to enjoy the journey.