Last week I had one of the best experiences at a speaking engagement. I was invited to the 2013 ISES Northeast REC Conference “Innovation. Education. Inspiration.” outside of Washington DC. I didn’t have the best start; I got bumped off my first flight and missed many of the classes I was hoping to attend myself. Things started looking up as I arrived, this ISES region really knows how to throw an event! I made it in time to attend their Monday night social event. Their vendors went all out, Cort Furniture had created a gorgeous lounge and there was a $30,000 laser light show from GrooveBoston. Like I always say, if you’re going to sponsor something for event planners, go all out & really show them the best you can be!
The next morning was my ”Building a Business that Creates the Life You Want” class. The stars must have been aligned as it felt like so many people in the audience were in the same situation I was in years ago: working too much, not happy, no work/life balance, thinking “paying my dues” would pay off eventually, etc. You really can build a business to fit the lifestyle you want. You have to stick to specific goals, price yourself effectively, and delegate those things you don’t like or aren’t good at. It was an amazing experience for me as a speaker as I could see a mind shift happening in front of me. The reaction was visible, several people were even crying. I believe they needed to hear the things I was saying to help get them on the right path to a healthier work/life balance. I look forward to seeing many of them at a future Business Boot Camp here in Colorado Springs.