A few times a year, I’ll pick a day to reset and re-think a lot of my personal goals. My birthday (which rolled around this weekend) marks the end of the first quarter of the year, so today is a good day for me to do that. This is a little bit of a fluffy post, for sure, but I honestly couldn’t take one more day of that super heavy WV post sitting at the top of my homepage. First, it is imperative that you watch this bear video.
I spent the weekend at a conference in Orlando, where they actually let me speak to a group of people live (I KNOW!) and I was also able to attend some amazing sessions. One of my favorite parts of these conferences is learning how other people work. We have a lot to learn from each other – not just in a work setting, but in any setting – which is why I find relationships to be so valuable. When I was a new mom and I didn’t have a lot of new mom friends, internet mom forums were a lifesaver to me. Then an IRL group of moms were a lifesaver to me. And now while I wear a few different hats, I’m discovering that community and give-and-take is so important.
Nothing more to that, really, except a reminder to pass it on or that a candle doesn’t lose anything from lighting another candle or to drop to down low and bring it up slow. What? No, that’s not right.
I know a lot of you are bloggers or beginning freelancers or you just started a bigcartel shop or you’re kicking things off on your own in some sort of entrepreneurial-ish way. In the spirit of community and giving/taking, I’d love to sit down for a 30 minute Google Hangout one night this week (after 7p EST) and chat about your business-y related goals. I do this on a different/larger scale with brands, but I thought it’d be cool to do it with one of you guys sans fee. I do not claim to be an expert in blogging or etsy-ing or doing the merengue or whatever, but I’m happy to share what I know or toss around some ideas with you. We can chat about your blog or your freelancing or Jay-Z. If you’re interested, just comment with a little summary of what you’re doing (“I’m 100 sales in on my Etsy shop and my goal is to hit 1,000 by the end of the year” for example) and I’ll pick someone.
If not and you think I’m a moron, I totally agree; let’s watch the bear video again together.