It always interesting when you start thinking about or packing for a big work trip or training event. You think about the people you'll meet and new things you'll learn. I just returned from the Home For Your Soul conference for Interior Alignment practitioners in sunny Orlando. It was great with a wonderful keynote presentation by Meadow Linn. She's just amazing, full of smiles, and ready to encourage you to fully savor your life. (If you aren't familiar with her... http://www.meadowlinn.com )
My initial goal of attending the conference was to build back up, the inspiration and excitement that I'd received at the last conference. While I'm very passionate about what I do, there does come a time when you remember that its your job and note those times when you're ready to direct your attention to a new aspect of the work or learn something new.
Well lesson learned! I left for four days and listened carefully to each presentation taking pages of notes and it wasn't until coming back home that I learned my lesson. You see, I arrived at the conference ready to talk and share and for some read I just felt like I didn't get the connections or spark that I was looking for. Not because of any aspect of the conference, it really was great. However, after returning home I sat down with my journal and just felt like free writing. I wrote about my frustration that I didn't get that spark at the conference that I was expecting. Interestingly though, I then began listing ways I can improve my services, things I can add, how I can improve my consultations, reports, presentations and more. You see I went to this conference looking for answers from others and it wasn't until I was back home that I realized the answers are within myself. I just need get out of my own way (what's new?). I have tons of ideas and so much inspiration deep down inside.....I just have to let it come to the surface.
In the end, I'm glad I went and I did make some new friends and pick up some new ideas. It's easy though to just go about your business and think the answer is outside of you either in a class, a book, or from another person. I really need to take that time to stop and just let my own ideas out once in awhile. Look out people...there is good stuff coming!