said something along the lines of... the people who are meant to be in the room are there to hear the message.
I'm probably jacking that up in some way but it hit home hard. It was a stormy weekend in California and I could've stayed home because well, that's the safe thing to do. (I don't want to play it safe anymore!) I made a lot of excuses, flaked and lagged on things that were important to me when I was younger. I did not value my time and honestly, no one else's. Now that I'm older and feeling like time is fleeting, I wish I could just stop the clock so I could do everything I want. I can't tell you what you should do but take it from me, quit playing it safe and take those chances. Everything I do from here on out has to be important to me.
The other standout speaker for me was Nell Merlino
- she posed powerful questions that just spoke to me.
What is your vision?
What do you want to make happen?
Why do you exist?
What problem are you solving?
What info are you going to share to change lives?
What are your objectives?
What are you counting/measuring to know it's working?
I have an idea about my vision but I haven't totally crafted it out yet and I really should. I don't even have answers to the other questions but I haven't stopped thinking about it. If you want small keys to success, having a plan and seeing it through helps. And if you know a little something about me, I'm a believer of putting what you want in the Universe. So maybe at some point in the near future, I will answer those questions on here.
All that said, Women Get Social is an awesome conference where you are surrounded with amazing bloggers and sessions where you can actually learn (Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, SEO, etc). Don't attend if you want to meet brands. Don't attend for the swag (though there is some). Go be with your people and get motivated and inspired to do things.
Other things happened at Women Get Social - I'll be posting more thoughts next week! Thank you latinamom.me and Wells Fargo for sponsoring the Latina track, I am so happy I won a pass!
Labels: Blogger Conference Thoughts, Bloggy Boot Camp, Nell Merlino, Tiffany Romero, Women Get Social San Diego