Conferences can be hard.
Conferences can be intimidating. But they also can be SO rewarding.
My experience from the 2017 Together Experience was nothing short of amazing and I’m still using that knowledge I learned to help further my business.
1. Everyone is in a different spot in their business and that’s okay
Sometimes going to a conference makes us feel like we have to have it all together before we even get there. Which is the furthest thing from the truth. You might look around and feel maybe these people have it all together but let me tell you, no matter what stage of business you are in you don’t have to have it all together, and that’s okay. They might be just starting out, exploring the world of owning a business or they might be 5, 10 years in. But regardless of where you are at THAT is okay. There is something for everyone and at every stage of business and that’s what makes this experience so great. You are able to take inspiration and energy from the newbies and wisdom and advise from those who have been doing things for a while.
2. Take the advice that works for you
Going to any conference you want to soak in ALL of the things. It can sometimes be information overload. But don’t feel like you have to implement every single piece of advice given out. Make sure you take time to really think about everything that has been said and figure out what is going to work best for you and your business.
3. Get out of your comfort zone
I get it, going to a conference, especially if you don’t really know anyone can be really, really hard. And that was me at the Together Experience last year. But I must say it was the push I needed. I had been craving community and wanted to meet someone else who might be as crazy as I was to have a small business. I wanted to hear about what others were doing, learn from them and almost be validated. I left that 3 days knowing that I was doing exactly what I should be doing and inspired to push for more. I went in not knowing anyone and made connections that I still keep to this day.
by Andrea Wandera