I moved in September. I had a lot going on. I had plenty of expenses. I had lots I wanted to get done. In all of this, I almost missed out on an amazing experience.
I was contemplating not attending the Financial Blogger Conference in Denver. I had many excuses. I was set on not going. Why spend the money?
I was set on not attending the conference. I would’ve missed out on one of the best opportunities (if not the best) of the year for anyone that writes about personal finance online.
If I stayed home last weekend I would’ve probably gone out with buddies and had some drinks. I would’ve slept in and got up at noon.
By attending the conference I was up all day attending some of the most thought-provoking sessions and learning valuable information that would likely cost thousands to acquire privately. I was also able to drink with folks I’ve wanted to meet for the longest time.
Long story short: attending this conference was worth every single penny.
It’s easy to become complacent. We all want to save money. We all have debt or obligations to meet. We all have this mentality where we feel like we shouldn’t spend money.
I want to tell you why you should spend the money on amazing opportunities:
That’s why you need to spend money to attend conferences and meet cool folks in your field.
There are many ways that you can apply this logic to your own life. For example:
At the end of the day I need to remind myself that spending money is okay. Saving money is pointless if I plan on growing or improving myself.
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