One week from today Bill Soroka, Laura Biewer & Judi Lawrence will be in Dallas to participate in the EVOLVE Summit on Saturday, April 15th from 8am to 4pm.
I am giddy with excitement to have my favorite notary friends come to my hometown to drop their wisdom and knowledge! Surond Maeweathers with At Your Service Agent has put together an incredible day of learning. I've sent out a few blog posts about the day's events, so today I want to talk about what happens when notaries get together in groups.
Have you experienced a notary conference or meet-up before? If not, let me be the first to tell you that you should! The camaraderie, the learning, the laughter....it's all very intoxicating (and I'm talking about before the happy hour begins)! LOL!
I'll be the first to admit, I didn't get it when I was first starting out. I really thought of other notaries as my competition, but with years of experience and the benefit of hindsight, I now realize what a limiting belief that is....notaries are the best! We understand each other's struggles and celebrate each other's wins. We relate to being a solopreneur and the challenges that come along with it (anyone ever feel lonely as a mobile notary because that is very common).
The last time Bill, Laura, Judi and I were all together in Modesto, CA for the 2022 Notary Symposium we had several discussions about the power of notaries being together at conferences. We all agreed it's a powerful motivator if you're feeling down about the industry or confused about the next direction your business should take. Just having discussions with others and hearing their stories can bring so much clarity to the questions you're facing.
Notaries all have wonderful tips to share with each other and when you embrace the idea that other notaries are powerful resources instead of your competition, you feel the warm hug of community and support. Realizing the power of notaries coming together to share actually filled a gap for me and allowed me blossom into the business owner I am today.
If this sounds like something you need right now, I encourage anyone who can get to Frisco, TX (a suburb of Dallas) to join us next Saturday, April 15th! I'll see you there!