Have you ever attended a conference and near the end you realized that your head was spinning with all you learned and that you just couldn’t contain another new idea?
That’s where I am today. I am at the National Speakers Association national conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. It is day 4, and instead of sitting in a session learning about how to effectively use and market webinars I am sitting in my room writing this blog about how my head is spinning.
Here’s is the thing: In order to be excellent small business owners, we need to know and honor our own limits.
My limilt? My gas gauge is at full – adding more will just spill on the ground.
I am better off in my room, writing this blog, reviewing and organizing my notes, and planning to spend the afternoon walking along the canal to refresh and recharge my mind than sitting in another room counting the minutes until the speaker is going to finish.
So that is what I am doing. When I finish I will go to lunch and then go for a long solitary walk along the waterway. In this way I will be ready when I arrive back in my office on Thursday to tackle and apply the tasks and concepts that I acquired at this conference. Because, and this is the big hidden message, it’s not what you learn that matters; it’s what you apply that will make the difference.
Do you know what your limits are? Do you honor them?
Have an excellent day!
PS I plan to purchase and listen to the audio of the webinar presentation I am missing…once I have processed and applied what I have already learned.