How to Choose The Right Live Events To Attend
by Christine Kloser, "The Conscious Business Coach"
Are you bombarded with an abundance of opportunities to attend “live” events? It comes along with being an entrepreneur; you get on everyone’s list and the next thing you know… you spend your entire year (and budget) attending seminars, workshops, retreats, conferences, programs and expos to further your business.
I’ve got good news and bad news about “live event overload.” The bad news is if you attend every event that crosses your path, you’ll get confused, unfocused and frustrated about what to do next for your business. You’re inundated with so much information, (all of which sounds exciting and like the perfect solution to your problem) you get pulled off course in pursuit of an idea that wasn’t even on your “radar” before you attended the event.
Now, for the good news!
Picking and choosing the RIGHT live events to attend can change the course of your business… and your life. How do I know? I’ve experienced more success in my business, more personal fulfillment in my life and more money in the bank than I had ever imagined possible… by choosing the right live events to attend.
Here are the questions to ask yourself when evaluating event opportunities that come your way:
What appeals to you about the event?
Asking yourself this important first question will lay the foundation for determining if it’s the right choice. As a conscious business owner, it’s important to be “conscious” about these decisions and not say “yes” because you think you SHOULD, or everybody else is. It’s your responsibility to put yourself in “live” environments that support your highest and best good; and nurture your soul along with your business. Deciding to go to an event should feel good because it’s appealing to you!
What doesn’t appeal to you about the event?
If the list of things that don’t appeal to you is longer than the list of things that do, it’s not the right “live event” choice for you. Look at all the aspects of the event and clearly identify what doesn’t feel like a fit for you. Once you have a clear list, it’s easy to decide if it makes sense for you to attend. Consider everything from the topic and speakers to location, meals and daily agenda.
What result would you like to experience from being at the event?
There’s a big difference in going to “live” events purely for the knowledge you’ll learn; and to attend because you want to network, get new business, increase creativity, find needed resources, shift your physical environment, feel inspired, or take a break from your hectic routine. Before making a choice about an event, know what results you’d like to experience and assess if those results are aligned with what the event promises to deliver.
Does the event fit with your goals and intentions for the year?
If you haven’t done so yet, you’ll want to identify some specific goals and intentions for the year. Once you are clear on the direction you’re taking your business in the next 12 months, the easier it is to identify if a live event will help you get there. For example, if one of your goals is to write and publish a book this year (by the way, details on my brand-new “Get My Book Done” coaching program will be revealed next month) you’ll be best served investing in an event specific to book writing/publishing, rather than Real Estate Investing. Choose events that will help you achieve the goals you’ve ALREADY set forth for yourself.
Live events are an essential part of every entrepreneur’s business, spiritual and personal growth. Just be sure to make the best choices for YOU based on these questions. Then, watch “live event overload” disappear and “live event success” emerge!
© 2007 Christine Kloser
Christine Kloser "The Conscious Business Coach," publishes the revolutionary 'Conscious Business Connection' ezine. If you're ready to transform “what is” to “what’s possible” for your business, get your FR^EE tips now at www.ConsciousBizReport.com.