Fresh from the breathtaking beauty of Whistler British Columbia, I’m reminded of the great importance of cross-pollination.
Cross pollination in nature creates hybrids, cross breeds, and new varieties. We’d be wise in all aspects of our lives to include the idea of cross-pollination, especially in business. Here are a few reasons why.
1. Since the majority of my business world of the last 6+ years has been beer oriented, it’s so incredibly refreshing to be part of a totally different world (Mountain Biking) at a conference (keynote speaking).
2. The ideas that flow and move around the rooms are valid in so many ways and applications; no one industry owns information. It’s better shared and reformulated to suit new situations.
3. A simple change of faces is enough to invigorate and restart the juices. “New” people are waiting to meet other new people – you and I – so it’s a set up waiting to be taken advantage of.
4. The connections of education and people, location and experience gives our brains new ways to deal, think, and move forward.
A year + ago I decided aloud that I wanted to expand way beyond beer. It’s actually a thought I’ve had for some time – and several clients have been not of beer all along. This invite to present and be part of the Whistler Bike inaugural conference was a perfect springboard to return to that pool of thought.
People at the conference found my relationship to beer fun and certainly the good vibe went around, appropriate jokes were made and that made the whole thing all the better.
Find an educationally focused event to attend that has a relationship to what you do in some way. For me here, they want to get more women into the mountain biking world via digital media marketing (hence my topic). It was with eager and open eyes and brain that I embraced the invite and I’m so entirely happy I did.
The outdoor sports of the world say it best: Get Out There.
p.s. Sheng Li means Victory in Chinese