Last year I attended 16 live events. Two of these were workshops I co-hosted with my partner, Dr. Jeanette Cates, several were conferences where I was presenting, and the remainder were events where I was attending as a student. These events have allowed me to continue to move to the next level in my business. Internet marketing workshops allow you to connect with others in the same way we build relationships in the offline world.
I worked as a classroom teacher in the Los Angeles public schools for twenty years before coming online. Every year I was required to attend classes and workshops for my professional development. The school district paid for these trainings, and most of the time we did not spend the night, but we went for three to five days at least once a year in order to learn new methods of teaching our students. This was also my connection to other teachers and other schools within my district. Over the years I formed lasting relationships with these people.
In addition, I still continue to take classes in order to renew my teaching credential every five years. These are taken at my expense and allow me to pursue areas that are of particular interest to me. Some of the people I meet through this activity are involved in areas I would love to know more about.
I am also a real estate broker, even though I have not been active since 2006. I am required to take continuing education courses in order to renew my license every four years. I always looked forward to these classes so that I could meet people from around the United States who were knowledgable in areas I knew very little about.
The idea is to get out of the house and meet some new people who are like-minded. Attend events where you can learn from the presentations, make new friends, find joint venture partners, and take your online business to the next level.