“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” Confucius
The first time I spoke in New Orleans, I have to admit, I didn’t like the city very much. I got in at dusk, after getting a little lost, so being tired and frazzled probably played a part in my initial discomfort.
The next time I was there, not only did I discover the food, but the graciousness of the people from Louisiana – some of the friendliest people on the planet.
After the third visit, my opinion of the city became much more positive. Not only was the event and the group I spoke to terrific, I finally had the chance to do a little “touristy” things, instead of just speaking and leaving. I’m so glad I did, I learned a lot about the city, it’s history, and what makes it unique. Very cool.
Why does this matter to you? Just because you don’t have a good experience the first time you visit somewhere or try something, you may want to give it another chance (or two). You may be surprised at how much you enjoy the experience the next time!
I’d love to hear about your “second chance” success stories!
PS – I’ve finally had the chance to take Scott to New Orleans. We had a blast!
PPS – Since I speak to a lot of manufacturing associations, here’s a video about increasing engagement in the trades: https://eliteexpertsvideonetwork.com/five-ways-to-elevate-engagement-in-manufacturing/