Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend a Conference Every Year

Why I'm addicted to attending conventions

Do you love learning new things and expanding your reach with the message God placed on your heart? Then register to attend a conference today!


Ever since I was a kid, I just loved learning. I would read books in our huge apple tree in the front lawn of our 300 acre farm. I would get done doing the farm chores, grab a book and head midway up that tree to gain more knowledge and understanding about the world. The only thing was, the more I learned, the more I yearned to venture off that farm and travel around the globe. I wanted to experience all that I had read about in person. And that…I did.

Besides reading, one major way that helps me hone my craft is by attending national conferences. At least once a year, I register for a convention that equips me do what I do better, whether it would be mothering or mentoring. The more I learn, the better I can be to reach others with the message and mission God has placed on my heart.

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The Top 5 Benefits of Being in a Mastermind!

What I've learned while doing life with other like-minded women!

Stuck in a rut? Need help to take your dream or mission to the next level? Done trying to figure things out on your own? Form a mastermind today!


About 2 years ago, I was stuck! I knew I had a message that saved lives. I’ve been sharing the jam-packed media show called Hollywood Exposed for over 14 years, however, now a homeschool mom of 4, I still want to reach the masses but I knew the method of delivering that message would need to be tweaked. After going through Michael Hyatt’s book “Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World” with my dear friend Kim Keller, I knew this conference would be a great follow up to the book. The more I could learn about how to get my message out to more people, the more people I could help. I was in!

It was November 2014, when I flew to Denver, Colorado to attend a conference I didn’t know would change my life. The Platform conference’s main mission, hosted by Ken Davis and Michael Hyatt, is to help people build and expand their platforms. Whether you’re a speaker, writer, blogger, vlogger or even a business owner, this conference helps equip people to hone in on their talents and become laser focused on building their mission and message online. “They know they have something great. They just can’t figure out how to let the world know about it,” explained former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing, Michael Hyatt.

It was like drinking out of a fire hose for those 5 full days at the Platform conference. One of the takeaways, was that a majority of leaders were involved in a mastermind at one time in their life. And their testimonies about them made me want one!

Wondering What a Mastermind Is?

I did too. Forbes contributing writer Stephanie Burns commented in her mastermind article, “A mastermind group is designed to help you navigate through challenges using the collective intelligence of others.” Over the past year and a half, I’ve realized that together we can become more powerful than pursuing our mission alone.

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What’s Your Word of the Year?

Keep it simple. One word instead of a bunch of resolutions.

Forget making a huge long list of resolutions and pick your word of the year. Much more achievable! Let’s live FULLY in 2017!


I’ve found over the years that as things get more hectic and fast-paced, trying to do, let alone, remember my New Year’s Resolutions was somewhat of a joke. Therefore, the past couple of years I’ve resorted to remembering my ONE word.

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What Led to Trent Harmon Winning American Idol!

eye-opening interview with Cindy & Randi-Kathryn Harmon

Trent Harmon’s family reveal what attributed to Trent winning American Idol. Follow these tips & you will do things you never thought possible.

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“Is this really happening?” was the reoccurring statement throughout the weekend for my friend Mary and I.

After speaking at the Activate Student Conference at Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Mississippi, a group of us met up at a steak house. This wasn’t just any steak joint. This was the home of the latest American Idol winner Trent Harmon! When Luke and I first saw Trent audition for the show, he was our farm kid favorite.  I told Luke, Trent would be one of the top two people standing in the final round of competition if not the winner.

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Resurrect Your Dreams!

Do something WILD this week!

You are NEVER too old, too pregnant, too modest, too tall or have too many kids (and any other excuses you give yourself) to NOT resurrect your dreams!

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Have you ever felt like you’ve missed your opportunity to pursue your dreams? Think again!

Several months ago, I did something wild. My friend Mary told me about a TV series that will be shooting in our small town here in Missouri this summer. Having the love of acting still in my blood, I called one of the locations where some scenes will be shot to do a little research. However, the man couldn’t tell me any production information or shoot dates due to confidentiality. I could have hung up the phone and said “Well, I tried.” Instead, I sat there for a moment and thought, “That’s it. What do I have to lose. I’m googling the production company for this project and giving them a buzz!”

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