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I almost didn't go. There is a lot on my plate and Tuesday was no exception. But then I remembered I paid $25 for my ticket. That settled it. I was going regardless how busy I was.
Call me cheap. I'll take it as a complement. It wasn't that the waste of $25 would have impacted my budget. It was that I had committed myself to be there and, at some point previously, I figured the event was worth my time.
When I arrived at the first ever EOK Quarterly Event, I got a cup of coffee and chatted with a few people. Networking is one of the benefits of EOK events. Then the speakers began to take the microphone. I was really surprised at the quality of the speakers, especially considering I paid only $25 to be there. See how my perspective changed?
The presentations were engaging and full of valuable information. In my business, continuing education is not required or even available. So I look for opportunities to learn and stay current. From time management, which included managing personal, family and work times, to social media, of which I thought I knew something, to presentation tools, which I didn't expect to be so useful for me, to angel investing, which I knew almost zero about, the speakers all taught me something and certainly expanded my personal knowledge base.
The EOK Quarterly event cost me 3/4 of a work day and $25. Time and money well spent.