In the next few days I will attend Women in Biz Network Conference and The Art of Leadership. It costs a lot of money to go to a conference.I usually get sponsored whenever I go to one, but I still invest a lot of time. If you follow my blog, you might know I believe nothing is for free. My time is very valuable and I prefer to spend it wisely. This is why,
I don’t attend a conference for content.
I know it does not make sense to most of you. But from my experience, I learned that most of the time I get no value from attending conference just for the content.
All my life, I have loved studying but I do not like school. When I was a kid, unlike other kids, I would save all my money to buy books not candy or toys. When I was in middle school, I used to buy books at wholesale price, read and resell them to my classmates at retail price. I enjoyed gaining knowledge and money at the same time. I do not like to memorize anything because I have Google. The more I spend time at school, the more I hate it. I feel like I am wasting time because I learn much more from life than any teacher.
Why do I need college, if I have Google? Continue reading
I have tried to write this post the last few months, but I each time I write tears roll out my eyes. It is about a lesson that I learned the hard way.
A year ago when I just joined Twitter, I was very lucky to have many Twitter Elites as my mentors, and @imadnaffa was one of them. I felt really special because he had around 40,000 followers at that time. It was a big deal for a newbie who only had 40 followers. We would exchange DMs everyday and Skype once in a while. I still remember he was always too busy to go out for lunch and I would tease him with my yummy food. Imad was a hard working man with a great heart. Whoever says Twitter friends are not real are wrong. He was a big brother, a father, a teacher to me. We were looking forward to meet each other in real life at TEDxCanton. It was the good old days before I became Miss Popular. Continue reading