One thing I’ve learned about being in the business world and event industry is that I’m never too old or experienced to learn something new. Yes, I have years of experience and have expertise in Human Resources, Wedding Planning, etc…but I certainly don’t claim to know everything. This is the year I’m going to strategically surround myself with people who are smarter than me. I want to learn from leaders in other industries. I want to hire people who are smarter than I am. I want to be smarter, work smarter, live smarter.
Think about the people currently in your circle of influence – the colleagues you’re spending time with, the team you have in place, the networking groups you’re attending…are you learning from other people, and seeking out people who are smarter than you? I know I personally get comfortable with where I’m at, who I’m spending time with…but it’s so important that we challenge ourselves to reach out to find mentors who have different perspective, experience, and wisdom.
This week Michelle and I have been attending Alt Summit, and WOW – we are learning so much about the blogging world, and have loved surrounding ourselves with people who have some serious business and life wisdom to share. Next week I’ll be sharing a re-cap of our experience so be sure to check back to hear all about it!
In the meantime…identify 2-3 people, associations, networking groups, conferences, etc. you can reach out to in an effort to surround yourself with smarter and wiser people. We all have something to learn from one another!