It was a whirlwind of two days of spectacular nerd marketing content but it was extremely gratifying. Â Day 2 started out the the UnMarketing master himself Scott Stratten. His message both online and at his session was very clear. Â Just be awesome! Â Stop being boring. Â Don’t be a logo just be a person who is awesome. Â It was a great message and a reminder. Â Fundamentally I want to say that his message in the morning and Geno Church’s workshop in the afternoon were at the very least inspiring. Â It’s affect on me was compelling.
As many of you may have known based on a previous post, this year has been challenging, particularly the last few months. Â However this conference was part of the package and the icing on the cake that I really needed. Â It’s called validation. Â Even though business is extremely successful for The Training Factor, I am one of those peeps who is willing to step back every now and then and take in the view. Â By the end of the day I was asking myself. Â Am I doing something awesome? Â Am I figuratively touching people? Â Am I making a difference? Â Those were my thought provoking questions that I came away with. Â Questions are good. Â Questions keep you humble. Â Questions keep you thinking forward and seeking more.
With those questions in mind I plan on doing some serious comparisons for 2010 and 2011 in preparation for 2012. Â It’s hard to imagine that it will be almost three years that I am in my new career. Â That is certainly a whirlwind. Â Through it all there have been many many people that have made the difference for me. Â My online community has transcended itself into many offline cases where deep seeded relationships have taken place. Â That in itself is awesome. Â My community is what makes me tick. Â It is the root. Â From those roots many many awesome things have taken place. Â With my own questions in mind, my brain and heart will be taking some time to find more awesome.
I have not missed an Optimization Summits yet. Â Each one has taught many personal and business lessons. Â That is awesome. Â I had the opportunity to have my first national speaking opportunity at this event. Â A slideshow summary is below. Â I will admit I was a bit nervous but at the same time I was able to speak about something that I am extremely passionate about. Â Just another awesome moment that I will treasure always. Â I would love to hear your feedback overall. Â What comes to your mind when you vocalize the word awesome?