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Mission of Excellence: The Missing Piece of Your Puzzle
You must go beyond the follow; start meeting people.
I encourage individuals to attend live meetups rather than just following others on social media, as it has produced the greatest sense of purpose, growth, mission, connection, and life satisfaction in my life.
While social media is an important tool allowing us to connect with people we otherwise may not have the opportunity to meet, there are several benefits to attending in-person events that cannot be replicated online. Because of this personally tested point, me Jeff Higgins, and Anthony Migliorino have created the Mission of Excellence Summit.
One of the biggest advantages of attending live meetups is that it allows us to build meaningful connections and relationships with others face-to-face.
It’s more “real” and impactful when you’re there without any medium of separation.
While it may be easy to interact with someone online, there’s no denying that meeting someone in person allows us to understand their personality, interests, and passions more when there’s nowhere for them to hide. By interacting with people in person, we form stronger bonds that can last long after the event has ended - possibly for the rest of your life.
The Mission of Mission of Excellence
The live events we’ve held within the Fraternity of Excellence have offered networking and professional development opportunities that rarely come from simply following people on social media. Looking at this point and observing the growth of men within FoE, specifically those who’ve made it a point to attend the live events, it’s clear that you change more when you are surrounded by people in the physical world that will work with you, providing accountability, with the expectation of literally seeing your results the next time you meet up.
When we attend live meetups, we are able to interact with individuals from varying industries, disciplines, and backgrounds in an open manner that’s more suitable for growth through removing the taboo around speaking of self-development and personal issues. Meeting in person with a group that has normalized “addressing that which we aren’t supposed to speak of” accelerates your growth as it is expected that you are there in person to speak of the real shit going on in your life.
With a diverse group of people in the Fraternity and the speakers taking the stage for the Mission of Excellence, we are able to learn from each other, share ideas and experiences, and make connections that can lead to future professional opportunities knowing the lessons shared are given in a way that incorporates a wide array of different perspectives. These conferences, summits, and retreats are workshops, sessions, and presentations offered for you to learn new skills, acquire knowledge, and improve your expertise in your respective fields.
What’s better is that with both FoE and MoE, we are talking about life skills, relationship management, and “off limit” topics as much as we are making money, getting healthy, and improving your marketability on a resume.
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A Chance to Get Out of Your Own Way
Another significant benefit of attending live meetups is that they allow us to leave our comfort zone and experience new things. Social media often creates an echo chamber where our feed is populated by people with similar viewpoints and interests, which at some point slows progression as nobody is challenging the narrative shared.
Attending live events can expose us to new ideas, beliefs, and cultures that may be different from our own, broaden our horizons, and challenge our beliefs. We may also discover new interests and hobbies, possibly even unexpected passions.
Live meetups also offer opportunities to improve our interpersonal skills, such as communication and empathy. Engaging in face-to-face conversations and social interactions can help us learn how to communicate more effectively, understand different perspectives, and build empathy toward others. Our ability to read body language and interpret the tone of voice is more critical in live events, skills that can be challenging but rewarding to master.
Many men I’ve come across have told me that “FoE is filled with the men I wanted to be around; it’s completely different than the group of men I have around me in my life”. These live events show that other real men are out there, not online characters, but real husbands, fathers, businessmen, and people who think similarly to you and want more from their life, just like you.
Attending the Mission of Excellence Summit or some other live event can also greatly improve one’s mental health and overall well-being. By attending events with like-minded individuals, a sense of community and belonging can help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation. Additionally, disconnecting from the digital world and engaging in social interactions in a more intimate setting can rejuvenate our minds and bodies. Real-world interactions and conversations are where you develop the lost art of communicating and connecting with others.
There are different kinds of live events to choose from, including concerts, meetups, seminars, conferences, and practical workshops. The rise of virtual events during the Covid-19 pandemic has allowed us to connect with people from all over the world from the comfort of our homes.
Virtual events have their advantages; they’ll always lack the personal connection and physical experience only possible through in-person events.
I recommend individuals attend live meetups to take advantage of the benefits they provide over simply following people on social media.
These live events allow us to build valuable connections and relationships, engage in professional development and networking, step out of our comfort zones, improve our interpersonal and communication skills, and improve our mental health and overall well-being. By making an effort to attend in-person events, we can broaden our horizons, connect with others in a more profound way, and grow both personally and professionally.
Obviously, I recommend you make an effort to attend the Mission of Excellence Summit, as it’s the first time we’ve run it, so you will be on the ground floor of something that will bring growth and connection to men for years to come, and it’s only a one-day event that will neither break your schedule nor your bank account.
- Zachary Small