“L et us Go in the direction of our dreams, let us help ourselves Grow so we could Glow as what God wants us to be.”
Last month I attended a singles conference by Bo Sanchez’ Truly Rich Club in a hotel in Pasay and a training on how to make key decision makers say yes to your project ideas in Tagaytay City. For the conference, I invested some money. While the training in Tagaytay, by God’s grace, was for free. Hehe (Lucky me!).
I’ve earned significant learnings on:
Making business ideas
Stock Market Investing
Tips to boost communication and public speaking skills
The right purpose in business
Giving back to the community
How to be a book author
Giving a Pitch
How to make an effective presentation
There are many other helpful topics in those seminars but these are what I’ve considered very powerful.
I believe that we should invest for our personal growth. May it be for our relationships, health, finances, career, leadership skills and many others. I know a lot of people who no longer set aside something for themselves even if they can. They would rather spend their money on something else. I don’t mean to be selfish here, but I believe that you have to help yourself before you can help others. And as I’ve mentioned earlier, I know people who “can” but don’t do it. Or the idea of ‘self-investment’ never even came to their minds.
My goal here is for you to consider this. That you should set aside some time, effort and even money to learn new things or enhance what you already possess.
There are a lot of ways to gain knowledge and self-improvement aside from attending conferences and trainings, like reading books, watching Nat Geo, etc, etc. But I’ll be talking about trainings and the likes.
You gain a lot when you Go to these events. One of them is that you get to meet mentors who are eager to share their knowledge, passions and even their struggles and success stories. They would give you very helpful tips. They are willing to help. Plus, you’ll get their point of view on things. You may or may not agree with their views and opinions, but you’ll learn something from it. At the very least, you’ll know a different perspective.
By gaining knowledge, you’ll get closer from where you are to where you want to be. You’ll get the tools that you need to get there.
And my favourite, networking. Yes, your network will also increase. Who knows, you can meet someone who could help you get closer to achieving your dreams. This is very much possible. Because most likely, the mentors and even the participants who will be there are the people who share the same passions like yours. And some of them are already enjoying the success that you want to achieve. He can be a boss of a company, a book author, or a businessman that is searching for your expertise. Interact.
These are some of the perks and there are so much more.
You don’t really have to attend very expensive trainings. Just find what you can afford for the moment. And please, again, set aside some time, effort and money for yourself improvement.
But, keep in mind that attending these events are not the answer to everything. It’s just the beginning. Because you’ll need to act, act, and act some more after that. But you’ll be one step ahead.
In case you’re asking yourself, “Why should I need to improve myself?”
Everybody has a need to Grow. Yes, it is a need. If you don’t grow, then you don’t answer your calling. You’ll stagnate. And when that happens, you start to die.
As we observe the world, everything grows. Or evolve. Plants grow, carbon becomes diamond. Even the precious gold needs to take a form for it to be useful. You are like a precious substance. Well, you really are because you are a child of God. And by that alone you are indeed more precious than anything else. But, you need to evolve, to transform so that you’ll fulfil your very purpose. To find the answer to the question “Why are you here?”
Strive to be better. Learn, and learn some more. Act, and act some more. Take the opportunities. Strike while the iron is hot. Find your purpose and then you’ll be satisfied. And then you’ll be Glowing with happiness.
Go. Grow. Glow my friend.
Peace be with you.
Mark Lester Fernando