- Define what success looks like for YOU: We created a success circle and identified key areas in business and family to reach our own personal successes (i.e. reaching a certain number of monthly visitors to your blog, creating more time with your family, etc.)
- Create a support network for success in both: Your support network could be mentors, accountability partners, a counselor, coach or support group.
- Set boundaries around business and family: This one is HUGE! Take care of yourself and make sure no one feels neglected. Be intentional and be present.
- Discuss expectations and how to manage them on a regular basis: Ask yourself what do you need? Where can you ask for help? Are your expectations realistic?
- Make a plan: Having a plan makes things a lot less stressful! They shared a few great tools/resources to help set quarterly/yearly goals & create projects:
This was seriously an awesome session and right up my alley! There were some great reminders as well as new info/tools that we were able to take home with us.
One other highlight for me was being a highlight in the Wells Fargo Perfect Pitch contest! When I initially read the announcement, I quickly clicked on the link to find out more details. And once I did, I just as quickly closed the e-mail out and decided that it wasn’t for me.
I had a great experience and connected with so many amazing people. CONGRATS to Arsha for winning the pitch for her Capital City Mumbo Sauce. A HUGE thank you to Alfred Edmond, Jr. of Black Enterprise and Jim Beach of School for Startups! While I lost the fan favorite to Lamar Tyler, I was still offered free business consulting from Alfred and an interview with Jim (you can check out the interview here which aired this week, starting at about 17:15). These opportunities alone were more than worth me getting uncomfortable for! So thank you Blogalicious and thank you Wells Fargo!
There were so many takeaways and so many great experiences that came out of attending Blogalicious. From the people and networking opportunities, to the learning and breakout sessions, it was better than a great first experience. I’m looking forward to many more great years ahead.
For more great round ups and recaps of Blogalicious 5, be sure to check out: