Once I started meeting people and realizing we all shared things in common, we were all putting ourselves out there, my fears went away and I was able to take things in. I felt comfortable in this space and more like I had known some of these people all along than the awkwardness of just meeting someone new. These people actually got me and there was not much for awkward silences - there was too much happy networking going on!
It's damn near impossible to put into words any information given at a conference like this which really is why you should think about going to one. I am more of a squirrel than a sponge so I know I only absorbed so much but here's part of my fast food takeout version:
We were told to take away three things and my three things today are a result of a slide that LaQuishe Wright @qfromctu (if you don't already know this girl, look her up) showed in her presentation which read:
-Mama absolutely knows best.
-Don’t be afraid to make your own path.
-Ignorance can truly be bliss.
-Write from the heart
-Having a vision and a support system is KEY
-Dream BIG or go home
-Pay it forward.
Always remember you get what you give…
And you can’t make everyone happy
From this I take away three important things:
- I am the most blissful person you will ever meet.
- The true way to make my own path IS to write from the heart.
- Finding a support system that supports my vision while encouraging me to go for my dreams truly is the key and also a process.
Tiffany Romero @TiffanyRom and Francesca Banducci @SitsGirls did an awesome job of providing us with really great speakers. I really feel like I took three inspiring things from each of them! Now I just need to narrow it down and figure out where it is I want to be successful..
"Wherever you put your emphasis and attention is what you will be successful at."
What is it YOU are being successful at?
What would you like to be successful at?