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The phrase “attendance is a must” has become a very popular expression. All meetings are created for a purpose. It may be to inform or to solve a particular problem. Regardless of the reason for the gathering, you have been invited to such meetings or events because you are seen as an integral part of that solution. Attendance shows commitment. In school for instance, some students are very dedicated in attending all their classes. Perfect attendance usually leads to higher grades at the end of the academic year. The same goes for the workplace. For some employees, they seldom miss any workday unless they are sick or have other important priorities. Unlike our school years though, we do not receive a grade to define our success. Instead, at work, success is defined by our ability to meet our professional goals. Meetings and collaborating with our coworkers is a means to that end.
I've been called by others an 'expert in'... online recruitment, digital advertising, social media... and more... but I do not believe that there is such a thing as a fully developed 'expert.' In today's ever-evolving digital world, there are only those that happen to have been exposed to more than others in that particular field. We build knowledge, wisdom, experience through life-long learning. I prefer to call myself a 'perpetual student.' As it implies, I believe I am only as good as my knowledge and skills are today. Things might change tomorrow... or maybe even better... things WILL change tomorrow. It's not that I feel that I have to keep up with the Joneses. Learning is just a way of life for me. I am inquisitive. I like learning new things. I like exploring new technologies. I believe that if you are the one to see a problem, rather than complain about it, you should be a part of the solution. I know that everyone and every experience I encounter has something to teach me.