Fast forward another year, Lynda and I found ourselves attending our second QuickBooks Connect together, but this time we were fulfilling a dream, to speak at QuickBooks Connect! This years experience was very different than the prior years, probably because of all of the scheduled meetings which previously had been free time before. Just like the year before, Intuit provided cool side projects to accomplish including website review, head shots, and the popular Brain Dates.
Thanks to the amazing support of this powerful tribe, Both Lynda and I had the opportunity to share our crazy ideas with those willing to listen. This truly was an experience I will remember for the rest of my life.
If anyone had asked me five or six years ago to attend an accounting conference I would have probably laughed at them before telling them no. Little did I know how amazing this entire tribe is and how much knowledge you can absorb just by surrounding yourself with intelligent people! While I feel very fortunate to have been able to experience the journey that I have, it is not unique to me, all it takes is a open mind, a friendly smile, and a willingness to contribute to the community that you care about!
Oh, and remember that discussion about planning I mentioned earlier, next time you talk to Lynda, ask her how that schedule worked out for us that year!! I appreciate you Lynda!!