If you have a Facebook account, I’m positive you know that Sunday was Father’s Day.
I’m lucky to have many great men in my life who also happen to be awesome fathers, and every year I love getting together with them to celebrate. But this year we had to reschedule Father’s Day. Why? Because Matt (the love of my life and father of my children) and I spent Sunday driving from one end of Pennsylvania to the other.
Matt and I were on the road Sunday because we attended a weekend mastermind in New Jersey hosted by Carrie Greene. Carrie is one of our business coaches and also is the author of two books, the latest of which is entitled Because You’re Worth It.
We were okay with postponing our Father’s Day festivities because we knew we’d get tons of valuable information and teaching from Carrie. And not only do we get to soak up the business wisdom that she dispenses at her mastermind, but we also find immeasurable value in the community we get there… like-minded entrepreneurs who bring fresh insights and different perspectives to our business problems and challenges.
So now we’re home, and after all that adrenaline this weekend, I’m tempted to drift into slacker mode… I like to imagine spending the next couple months hanging out at home with my friends and family and my pups, puttering around the yard, grilling, binge-watching good TV and bad movies, and getting our money’s worth from our Kennywood season passes… just enjoying a lazy summer.
Instead, we’ll be packing our bags again in two weeks when Matt and I are off to Miami. This time we’re attending a two-day intensive training with coaching from Suzanne Evans and her team.
We’re doing this despite the fact that it would be pretty sweet just to be a slug for the rest of the summer. Not to mention the fact that budget readjustments had to be made to pay for the hotel, meals, and other expenses in Miami. So why are we investing all this time, money, and energy? And why are we leaving behind the comforts of home and taking time away from our day-to-day work with our clients?
Actually, it’s a no-brainer. We’re really doing it because of a commitment to ourselves and our businesses. We’re doing it to get supercharged by the energy, commitment, and exchange of ideas with our fellow 10K Club members. To learn specific tactics that will sharpen our marketing, sales, and planning game. And it makes sense because our business, our goals, our plans… are worth it.
Carrie tells us in her book that what we charge for our services is a reflection of what we think we’re worth. Another reflection of what you think you’re worth is what you’re willing to invest in personal development to stay on top of your game and drive up your value even more. Investing in yourself through coaching, masterminds, and events expands your knowledge base and connects you with more potential clients and referral sources.