Investing In Personal Development and why I'm attending Cliff Ravenscraft's Free the Dream Conference
If you have not or are not investing in your own personal development, I believe you are missing out on some huge opportunities. I have attended numerous training programs, seminars, workshops and have met some incredible people that I would not have had the opportunity have met otherwise.
Personal development covers activities that improve awareness and identity, develop's talents and potential, build's human capital and facilitate's employability, enhance's the quality of life and contribute's to the realization of dreams and aspirations. This is how Wikipedia defines personal development and agree.
Last fall year I attended Kary Oberbrunner’s Igniting Souls conference in Columbus OH and met Kary personally who is phenomenal and helped me in so many ways he doesn’t even know. I also met many other incredible people including Brian Dixon, Joel Kessel, Daphne V Smith, David Branderhorst and my good friend Mike Kim. Which has lead to other great friendships and contacts.
But one of the highlights was when I was headed down from my hotel room and I got into the elevator and lo and behold standing in the elevator right in front of me was Cliff Ravenscraft!
If you don’t know who Cliff Ravenscraft is you should look him up. He is a podcasting and internet business pro who has worked with Dan Miller, Ray Edwards, Pat Flynn, Michael Stelzner and so many more. If you don’t know or recognize these names, I recommend checking them out.
As Cliff entered the elevator I felt awkward, but I said “hey cliff”…….and crickets…..no response, so I said “HEY CLIFF”………and no response again! At this point I could sense the others in the elevator thought I was a stalker or something. Then I realized Cliff had his ear buds in and couldn’t hear me, so I tapped him on the shoulder and he lit up and we started a conversation and agreed to connect more at the conference.
I was pretty stoked about meeting Cliff and excited to talk with him more. As the conference progressed through all the great speakers, Cliff and I kept connecting and chatting about family, business and all that good stuff.
Many times at these conferences dinner time is for networking and connecting so I asked Cliff he wanted to connect for dinner and he graciously agreed. We had a great dinner at Logan’s Steak house and just talked and got to know him.
One of the crazy ideas that Cliff was working on was this little idea of him doing his own conference called “Free The Dream” and it was going to be in Nashville Tennessee on September 7th-9th 2018. Cliff explained that his conference was going to have some of the top speakers in the industry including Dan Miller, Ray Edwards Aaron Walker, Jevonnah Ellison and so many more.
The conference is about unleashing that dream or overcoming those self-limiting beliefs that we all have in starting something new or starting a new journey weather that be in your health and fitness, career, relationships with your family or wanting to start and scale your own business. Cliffs conference will help you break through these self-limiting beliefs and the things that may be holding you back. Sometimes we just need someone to say its ok, inspire us and show us a path to obtain our dreams and goals.
As I continue to be intentional regarding my own personal development, I will be at Free the Dream and would love to see or connect with you there. You can get more information regarding Cliff Ravenscraft’s Free the Dream here. (not an affiliate link)
I know one thing about Cliff, he does everything with excellence and this event will be no exception!