The most successful people I know tell me that they owe a large part of their success to the influence of the people around them. When I was at a convention once, Les Brown said, if you are the smartest person in your group (of friends), you need to find a new group! Getting involved in professional organizations is a great way to meet people who are at the level of success that you are striving for, and to learn from them as well as share your own unique perspectives.
Two of the professional organizations that I love and participate in regularly are the Direct Selling Women’s Alliance and eWomen Network. Both of these organizations conduct monthly chapter meetings locally in your area where you can network, learn something new, and shop from other women in business. Visit their websites and find a chapter near you.
What other professional organizations do you just love?