Being off the grid for most of August made me wonder what news I missed … but a quick glance at Mashable (“Wheee! 10 YouTube Clips of Animals on Slides!!!) tells me I probably don’t have to worry.
I did miss connecting with my online friends, however. Last week was all about catching up on client work … top of my list this week is to return to blogging, social media, and reconnecting.
Here are two things that inspired me in August …
My New End of Summer Ritual
After kicking the tires from afar, last month I finally pulled the trigger. I attended Inbound12, a huge gathering of inbound marketing professionals.
This conference was heaven for marketing geeks … hanging out with strategists and thought leaders like David Meerman Scott, Rand Fishkin, and Gary Vaynerchuk, plus 2800 other like-minded folks, talking about inbound marketing best practice for 3 days.
Spending the 3rd week in August in Boston will be my new end of summer ritual:)
P.S.: You’re Invited ! (Inbound13)
Here’s a thought: next year, come to Inbound13 with me. I promise that we’ll learn a ton and have a blast.
Here’s the link for next year’s conference … they tell me this is the lowest price ticket we’ll see all year, and the price goes up next month.
(PS If you plan to go, take my advice and make your reservations at the Sheraton early … they do run out of rooms).
You know you want to … just do it! And here’s another reason why you should …
A Final Thought: Are You Making Time to Invest in YOU?
After some reflection, I have come to realize that investing in ourselves as business owners is one of the best investments we can make.
If you’re like me, you don’t do it often enough. Working with clients all the time, attending to family responsibilities, not paying enough attention to your own personal development …
I hope this isn’t too woo-woo … but it’s time to give yourself the gift of investing in yourself, and your own business knowledge. Make more time for YOU.
So Enough About Me, What About You?
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