The tips and ideas I picked up about marketing, blogging, balancing blog/family, etc. were well worth the price of the ticket. But, don’t just take my word for it…
- If you have to market anything–either personally or for business–I highly recommend you check out Scott Stratten and John Michael Morgan.
- Need a general pick-me-up or encouragement as you follow your dreams? Read Jon Acuff.
- Want first class writing advice? Jeff Goins is your man.
- If you want to feel good about being an introvert. Watch Susan Cain.
The people…super friendly!
I’m an introvert and kinda shy. I hate networking-type events or going places where I don’t know a soul. I’m also not a fan of idle chatter. So, you can imagine me feelings about walking into a huge conference room filled with hundreds of people I don’t know, including numerous big-time bloggers and authors. Fortunately, my fears were baseless because I met some of the coolest ladies at Blissdom–people I genuinely want to keep up with.
Our conference bag was filled to the brim with goodies. Throughout the weekend we scored books written by a couple of the speakers, blinged out drinking cups, jewelry, snacks, candy, beach towels, children’s medicine, sleep masks, and so much more. Here’s me tossing pizza crust at the Sbarro booth.
The life lessons…brilliant.
I have to tell y’all. Don’t sleep on blogging and social media. There are people out there effecting incredible change through the online word. It’s mind boggling. That’s not to say in real life relationships are irrelevant–far from it. But bloggers are certainly a force to be reckoned with.
Since I know not everyone is into blogging, I thought I’d share some of the killer life advice I picked up from some of the speakers. some of the brilliant speakers at Blissodm that apply to anyone else who wants to do something brialliant.
You want to be successful? Work hard. Stop looking for shortcuts. -Scott Stratten
Your visibility gets you in the door. Your ability keeps you there. -John Michael Morgan
You want to be seen not as being better than your competition, but as being the only option. -John Michael Morgan
We need time alone to think and generate ideas. – Susan Cain
In order to do important work, you have to do irrelevant work first. – Jeff Goins
Do you want to chase your passions or a paycheck? – Jeff Goins
Being ready is a myth. You’ll never be enough of anything. You just have to start. – Jon Acuff
Punch fear in the face. – Jon Acuff
I really want to live by these mantras, so my goal is to turn a few of these into some cool printables. If you’re interested, I’ll be posting them to my Words to Live Pinterest board and sharing them with our newsletter subscribers.