The Retirement Connection Event yesterday was a great gathering. I am thankful that it gave me the opportunity to meet new people and reconnect with many other ones. I enjoyed learning about different businesses and where we are in life right now, because I know we are all very caring people.
I want to share that my first employer from 15 years ago was there yesterday. He was representing another company, but at the time he was the CEO of the first assisted living where I worked, and my first job here in WA. Isn’t that amazing? Don’t you love running into people that for one reason or another you’re always happy to see again? And seeing them and knowing they are doing well just makes you smile?
Networking for me isn’t just about getting referrals, it is about the person I talk to, and learning why they do what they do. And maybe we don’t have anything in common right now, but we connected because we love the same sport, or food, and we are both passionate about our jobs, and we had that sincere conversation, that make us be grateful for that moment.
The Retirement Connection did an amazing job putting such a thoughtful event together. I think they had something to do with the weather too… couldn’t have been any more perfect, right?