My attendance at the 2016 NCBC/FCCA Conference has provided me with many benefits. I enjoyed taking the MSU courses (“Resources, Budget, and Finance” and “Essential Components of Courts”) and the break-out sessions, but the part I enjoyed the most was this year’s plenary speaker. The keynote speaker, Barbara Braunstein, was fantastic! Her presentation was about the power of positive thinking and seeing the best in all situations. She touched on issues we can relate to at work and our personal lives. She gave us some hot tips, including “start out your day positively – no matter what!”, “praise and compliment others freely and often!”, “give others the benefit of the doubt!” and my favorite, “celebrate your successes!” which I try to do no matter how big or small it is. Overall, the conference was educational and a very valuable experience for me. I would like to thank the NCBC Scholarship Committee for giving me the opportunity to attend the conference.