On September 17 and 18 of 2015 my wife and I attended the Unpolished Conference that brought together entrepreneurship and faith to encourage and build into entrepreneurs. The conference was hosted by Crossroads Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. They had a great lineup of speakers, including Todd Henry, John Gray, John Maxwell, Calev Myers, and Mark Burnett. I really enjoyed the conference and was excited to see some businesses developing in the greater Cincinnati area.
I really enjoyed all the speakers at the conference, but my favorite speaker was John Gray. He is the Associate Pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas and an entrepreneur. He is a singer, comedian, and teacher. His spirit on what God has called us to do with our unique gifts inspired me and gave me a push to continue to work hard at what I feel God has called me to do. If you ever have a chance to go see John Gray speak, I highly recommend it as he will inspire and entertain you.
The conference was two wonderful days of inspiration and information on being an entrepreneur. The presenters challenged us to work hard and be educated. There were many wonderful tips provided, but the one that stands out is be educated. Calev Myers stressed the importance of reading books. This confirms what I have heard and read from many other successful people. It reinforced my resolve to make sure I allocate time to read daily.
The Unpolished Conference was a great event, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in faith and entrepreneurship. This event, in addition to Coaching with Excellence hosted by Dan Miller in May of this year, has built into me and has helped me to take the first steps to becoming a successful entrepreneur.