Between running a business and raising six kids, the one thing I’ve learned over the last few years is to value my time. And value it I do. When I get invited to events, I go through an actual checklist of requirements the event must fulfill in order for me to accept. So, all those people out there undervaluing their time? Yeah, that’s the opposite to me. I have a lot to pack into a day, so each one must be extremely productive.
So when I was invited to The Art of Leadership for Women Conference, and yelled hell yes, it meant something. Heck, I didn’t even turn to my check list. I just accepted and blocked off my calendar for the entire day.
Why am I so interested in this event? Here are a few reasons:
I gotta tell you, I’m not actually a big Martha groupie and I am not hoping that some of her domestic goddessness will rub off on me. In fact, I can’t think of anything that interests me less than all things domestic. But, I do think she is a branding genius. She has used her personal brand to elevate her business. If you want to learn about the power of a celebrity CEO, Martha is your gal.
I love catching up with old pals, and Liane is one. Since going to high school together many moons ago, we have been able to cheer each other on as we’ve juggled busy careers and raising families. I’ll be the one in the audience applauding the loudest after she speaks.
Someone once told me “your net worth is your network.” Wise words, those. Getting out there, being visible and connecting with like-minded women is not only fun, it’s good for business. It’s after events like these that I walk away with incredible new contacts that lead to partnerships and relationships that help my business grow.
Sometimes we get so busy being busy, we don’t even come up for air. When life turns into a human-sized hamster wheel, sometimes you need to hop off and find inspiration. Listening to the stories, journeys, and successes of other entrepreneurs is just the inspiration I’m looking for after a long winter. I know it will be like a breath of fresh air, and I look forward to breathing it in deeply.
So why don’t you take one day on May 29thth to be inspired, catch up with amazing women and hang out with the likes of Martha and Liane. Believe me — you need it and you’re worth it. Hope to see you at The Art of Leadership for Women Conference 2014!
Discover how you can close the gap to achieve the career you want and deserve at The 2014 Art of Leadership for Women Conference: One Day, Six Inspiring Women.
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