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One of the saddest things is a person who no longer pursues learning once they’ve graduated. Learning is put on the back burner and it’s all about enjoyment from here on out.

The statistics are shocking and sickening.

Rainbow of Books.

Image by John Remy

After Graduation Learning Statistics

Here are some statistics regarding learning and reading after graduation:

  • 42% never pick up a book after college graduation
  • 80% of US families did not purchase a book in the last year
  • Your chance of income decreases drastically when you stop your continuing education

I know you’re not a statistic when it comes to learning. You’re eager to gain more knowledge and implement what you’re learning.

While you’re doing what you can to advance your skills and abilities, your team may not have the same learning mindset.

Today, I am writing as a contributor to the Christian Writers Blog Chain. The theme for October is “Discovery.” If you are a Christian author or writer, be sure to check out Christianwriters.com to network with others.

One thing I truly believe is that everyone has leadership potential.

It’s not something you either have or don’t have. It’s a skill you can develop and discover along this journey of life.

Not everyone begins as a natural born leader. The good news is you’re able to develop and hone your leadership potential as you walk the path of a leader.

We find ourselves in various leadership positions without asking to be placed into the role.

It may be the day you find out you’re going to be a father. Or the time you see someone stranded along the road and decide to take action to help them. Or it may be when you’re promoted to the position of leadership for a job well done.

Conferences are a great way to increase your knowledge and leadership potential. They bring together the best of the best to share their knowledge with you.

Bryan Allain did just that with the Killer Tribes conference in Nashville, TN.

Killer Tribes Conference

As I’ve already planned for my one big conference of the year, I had to miss Killer Tribes. Thankfully, Bryan had the foresight to record the conference and offer it to those that missed it.

I couldn’t be more grateful. The lineup Bryan put together was amazing. Men and women like:

  • Jeff Goins
  • Jon Acuff
  • Mark Hughes
  • Tamara Lunardo
  • Sarah Mae

The knowledge they shared was inspiring, motivational, and informative. Once, only available live at the conference, you can own the recordings.

Bryan offered two audio packages. Both are jam packed with goodness.

The standard Killer Tribes conference audio package includes talks from:

In today’s world there’s an endless choice of conferences to attend. There’s at least one for anything that you can imagine.

Leadership training, WordPress workshops, Macrame crafting meetups.

Rich Avery, Kimanzi Constable, Alana Mokma, and I at San Chez during WordCamp Grand Rapids

From left to right: Alana Mokma, Kimanzi Constable, Joseph Lalonde, and Rich Avery

We’re bombarded with reasons why we should go to the Catalyst Conference or the Global Leadership Summit. Or any other conference that you should attend.

You create a list and figure out the pros and cons for each. Trying to figure out which one will benefit you the most.

  • Jim Collins will be there
  • They break world records
  • It’s nearby
  • The date doesn’t work out
  • Flights are too expensive

All are valid reasons to attend or not to attend. Regardless of which conferences you attend, you’ll get something out of it.

But that’s not the real reason you should attend a conference.