What does travel have to do with personal development? That’s a good question. These past two days I have been attending the USANA Canada Celebration in Toronto, which is a 40 minute drive from where I live and I am off again this morning for the last full day. What I have noticed is that the experience is much, much different when you return home every day from the training, as opposed to when I travel to seminars away from home.
Gratitude Tip: To get the most out of a personal development or training weekend, either travel to your destination or stay at a hotel nearby. This allows you to stay isolated and completely present in the event and with the other participants and guests. The next time you have the opportunity to travel for training, instead of complaining about being away and the costs associated with in, take the time to show gratitude for the amazing opportunity to be completely present.
I have loved the event so far and have learned a lot which I will be blogging about this week. The challenges I have found is that I’m not ‘away’ so all of the responsibilities of home are there at the end of a very long day, and I shift back to mom, wife and homemaker role. When I’m away, I can remain completely immersed in the event. I even received two calls from my daughter’s school – the school never calls me!! Normally, when I travel to an event, I write in her communication book to please contact my husband as I am out of town. In hindsight, that would have been a great idea and saved both the school and myself time and stress.
When you are looking at your investment in personal development in 2016, how much of this training is online, in person or is away from home. Make sure that you invest in all three, as each has a very different experience to offer.
Yesterday we heard from Amilya Antoinetti, an amazing entrepreuneur and ‘accidental’ business owner. She shared her amazing story of how she finally OWNED being a business owner and stood proudly as the owner of a business with $10M in renevue. It was a very powerful message, as many people who choose to be in direct sales or network marketing never truly OWN their business. They will refer to it as a side-project, or a hobby. I love being a network marketing professional, with a global lifestyle and leadership business. I’m proud to be a part of this amazing profession! Whether or not you’re in direct sales, are you OWING your business? Take pride in what you’ve created (or are creating) and step into your POWER. I’m rooting for your success.
Day 37 of the #40daysofgratitude challenge! I have been challenged over the past two days to make sure I post – I still did it :-). Very excited to wrap up this amazing challenge and hear from those who finished the 40 days – I’m curious about how your lives may have changed during this process.