Well, this past weekend was certainly a special one. Paul Martinelli and I hosted The Big Event in West Palm Beach, FL, which brought together speakers including Carrie Wilkerson, Dr. John Maxwell, Randy Gage and Les Brown. Each speaker, including Paul, was magnificent and shared wisdom and information that led to many – what could be called – “Aha! Moments.”
These are the phrases that make you stop, think, and perhaps intuitively feel…”yes, that’s right. That’s exactly right! That’s just what I needed to hear/know/learn/relearn. And, more importantly, what I’m going to work at making a part of my ongoing thought-process.”
I had several. Allow me to share one. Dr. Maxwell discussed stepping outside your comfort zone, but not outside your gift zone. For me, the Aha! was understanding that when when you step outside your comfort zone you will grow. However, if you step outside you gift zone, you will most likely not achieve your goal. And, you’ll be unhappy and unfulfilled.
Now, I’d read that from Dr. Maxwell before, but something about hearing him relate this live and in person seemed to really bring it home for me.
What was extremely cool to me was how many others in attendance shared their Aha Moments, or at least shared that they had one (or more).
So, if you were at the event, would you please share yours?
And, if you were not at the event, would you share one you’ve had somewhere else?