There are many ways to sharpen your skills in anything. You could learn how to be a better investor through YouTube for instance. You can learn a lot from the blogs, from TV shows or from your friends. Most of these methods are easy, effortless and enjoyable. Compare that with attending a boring investment workshop, where the main speakers can’t make even a single joke. But somehow, people still manage to stay the whole session. But why, you may ask.
Sharpen your Skills
At the top of reasons why someone would sit through a five hour workshop that isn’t a live performance from Beyoncé is because they want to sharpen their skills. They want to be better investors. And as renowned author, Steve Covey once said, sometimes you have to take a break from work to sharpen your skills. An investment workshop comes as this opportunity to help you learn how better investors keep earning profits in the millions while you are still on the hundreds.
To Interact with Influencers in the Industry
Sometimes it is difficult to follow investment advice by simply reading someone’s blog. Meeting investment leaders in person and interacting with them can however help you gain more tips better. And even if that leader doesn’t speak at the workshop, their presence can make the whole workshop feel livelier. You can also take pictures with them, ask them questions or exchange contacts at the end of the day.
Fortunately for us in this generation, social media makes connection building seem easy. You can have a dozen investment friends whom you met on Facebook for instance. However, it never feels better than meeting and connecting with fellow investors at a workshop. The coffee breaks they give at the workshop can actually mean the difference in how you invest in life. You could meet a person who went through the challenges you are facing and learn how to overcome them. Someone else can also show you how to use new digital tools to manage your investments while at the comfort of your house.
Investment workshops help you take a break from normal life and immerse into the energy of likeminded individuals. There you can forget about your comfort zone and have fun listening to people share failures you have also encountered along the investment journey. In the end, you get back home a happy, more skilled and better connected investor.