Truth be told, I can't remember any particular moment that stood out for me during last week's Wealth Summit. However, I do remember feeling all warm and fuzzy inside because I was surrounded by like minded people who were clearly enjoying the festivities.
More than a workshop or seminar, the Wealth Summit actually took on a fiesta atmosphere, and became a celebration of camaraderie, hard won successes and faith.
The speakers shared their life stories and I was particularly struck with Steve Tamayo's tenacity. There's a guy who will never go hungry and who deserves every bit of success he enjoys. Miriam Quiambao's testimony was also interesting because I always thought that she had everything going for her, and there she was talking about willing herself to die on her mother's couch.
The testimonials were meant to inspire and prod all of us to work on our own success stories, and while I appreciated the roster of speakers and the positivity permeating the venue, I could only take so much inspiration. Maybe it was just me, but from a learning point of view, I felt I was shortchanged. Although, I came out of there bursting with inspiration, but added learning? Not so much.
And so for the second day, when I saw that the topics were mostly about entrepreneurship, I turned over my ID to my brother who eagerly snapped it up, moreso when he learned that lunch and snacks were catered by Via Mare:p
At the very least, I now know that bird's eye view discussions are not for me, and I would rather go for seminars with specific topics. Next up, TGFI (Manila) Bull's Session!