March 12, 2012

My Lovely Weekend

Thanks to a giveaway from Green Jello with Carrots, I got to spend the weekend at the Story@Home conference in Salt Lake City.  I also got to spend most of that time with Melissa and WonderWoman, and it was a BLAST.  I just love those girls.  Anyway, I thought I would share a few things with you that I thought were totally worthwhile.

The first day of the conference Rustin Banks of Blog Frog spoke.  I'm going to be honest, I wasn't that excited about it because the last time I heard him speak it seemed like all it was, was a big plug for BlogFrog.  I was, however, very pleasantly surprised and probably took more notes during his presentation than I did the entire rest of the conference.  He gave us 10 things you need to "Write our own story," whether that story involves starting your own business, starting a new blog, writing a book, whatever.  And I thought I would share them with you.

1. Ability to recognize opportunity: It might look like a problem to be solved, it might look like a social injustice, but keep your eyes open!

2. Embrace randomness: The more random opportunites you take, the greater your chance for success.

3. Fire the Naysayers.  Need I say more?

4. Willingness to be uncomfortable: Get outside your comfort zone.

5. FOCUS.  (That is all caps for my benefit) Pick the best idea and ride it out.

6. Tolerance for Risk: What you are scared if is 10 times worse than reality

7. Willingness to be wrong: Throw your pride away!

8:Willingness to change course: Pivot- Keep one foot centered and change direction around that focus.

9. Build a life "board of advisors."  I've got a couple of spots open.  Any volunteers?  :)

10. Willing to Sacrifice: How bad do you want it? What are you willing to give up for it?

It made me want to take off running!  And who knows, maybe I will!
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3 comments:

Mandy said...

wow! that's all really awesome!!

Barbaloot said...

Glad you got to go and that you had fun!!

Liesl Shurtliff said...

Yes, yes, and yes. All of it—YES!

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