Focusing on Success with Event Pros Take Action

On Monday we shared a special day at the café with Event Pros Take Action (EPTA).  EPTA is an organization that brings together professionals from the events industry to volunteer in different communities around the country.  It is the third year in a row that we had the opportunity to meet with members of this organization for an impactful and uplifting program.

We were all split into small groups and went around to five different workshops, each lead by a different volunteer from EPTA.  In each workshop, we focused on different ways to work towards success and cultivate personal growth.

Here is a list of my main takeaways from the day:

  1. Goals should be challenging to accomplish, but ultimately attainable.  Make your goals specific so that you can track your progress and stay on the path towards achieving them.  With reaching any goal, “consistency builds credibility,” which leads to improvement and success.  — Jack Weiner and David Lombardo, Business workshop
  2. A three step plan for success: first, figure out what you love to do; second, get really good at it, third, figure out how to get paid for it.  — Anna Zilinskas and Bobby Dutton, Social Media workshop 
  3. Seeing certain experiences as challenges, not problems, means that we can take them on and succeed; we can still achieve our goals by staying strong and positive. –Dana Stiles and Harold Baily, Overcoming Adversity workshop
  4. Wherever you are, you can find a moment to close your eyes, breath, and meditate. — Jennifer Dutton, Health and Wellness workshop 
  5. Baking requires focus and precision, which are two important characteristics in accomplishing any goal — Jon Petrie and Erin Schrepfer, “Christmas in July” Pastry workshop

Overall, the day had strong messages about how to stay positive and passionate, both personally and professionally.  It was a time for everyone to reflect on their personal growth and focus on their goals for post-graduation from Liberty’s Kitchen. 

 

— Posted by Miriam Teller, Development intern

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