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I want to be a mogul when I grow up!

December 29, 2016

I don’t get to attend conferences often because I am skeptical about spending money if I don’t know enough about the conference or I don’t know anyone personal that attended. I was fortunate to attend MogulCon here in Atlanta a few weeks ago and I am so glad I went. I learned a lot of new things that can help me reach my goals in the New Year! Growing up the one thing I said in my High school yearbook was that I would be CEO of a company one day….wasn’t thinking about my own company but I was thinking I wanted to run SHAT! I have always wanted to own my business and going to this conference was the key to know that I am following the right path. I learned so much that I can’t possibly give you all the juicy details on here. I will name a few things but if you want the real tea….you will have to sign up for my newsletter at the bottom of page! I will be nice however and give you some of what I learned. Let’s start with some key terms

QTIP – Quit taking it personal! We are running a business. If our friends don’t support us…don’t take it personal maybe they don’t like what we sell or maybe they know 50 other people that sell the same thing and they can’t possibly support all of you (I know over 50 people who sell the wrap thing…yes literally over 50 people). I have friends who have businesses who I am readily trying to help with knowledge and stuff but sometimes their businesses don’t resonate with me and that’s okay because I know my business may not resonate with them. I have friends who will hire a professional photographer and not hire me and that’s okay…I can’t take it personal.

NBA – NO BOYS ALLOWED! Sometimes we as women do so much we are wives, mothers, friends, etc. We need to take a moment to ourselves. Leave them babies with their dads and do us. I spent time with my husband but I also needed time for me and I took that time. My hubs didn’t like it a lot but hey……I needed at least two hours to myself daily and I took it by any means necessary.

One of the questions that was asked was what would you do if you weren’t afraid? 

  • Get rid of people – Sometimes we keep people around just because they did something nice for us…..let em go.
  • Start a business – It’s tough being a business owner because others who don’t own a business won’t understand
  • Tell someone how you feel – I have a huge problem with this because when I tell someone how I feel it usually ends up with us not talking anymore because I go off…I am working on how to tell people how I feel without going cray cray
  • Get on a plane – this is one of my fears and I have had it before September 11th…..I have to face this fear

Dr Tiffany Payne was there and she gave a few tidbits

  • Take care of you
  • Get up in the morning and get still
  • Stop making people into something they aren’t
  • Take it by force. When it’s your time….take it
  • Get your mindset ready. If you don’t know yourself you won’t go anywhere!
  • Stop sleeping on your gift

The Media Mogul is where I will have to save for my newsletter….it was that good so make sure you sign up!

I met a Bro. Bedford…never heard of him but he was awesome! Here are his tidbits

  • Build your email list
  • Go to fiverr and find someone who can do what you need for the low low until you can get what you can get. Get yourself out there by any means
  • Turn your expertise into a digital product
  • Collaborate with other experts in your industry
  • Get off Fakebook (Facebook) and convert people to your email list on your website
  • Write 5 things down to solve a problem click on your aid…..talk about each problem in depth….sell the shat!
  • Speak your book! Make the book conversational

I also learned from others about a variety of things

  • Can’t buy your confidence…you can buy makeup, fake hair, etc but never your confidence
  • Curate your content by talking about your experience and when you talk about your experience get to the point
  • Come in the form of a different perspective
  • look to be different. Sure you can do what someone else is doing but make it your own and make it different
  • Prepare ahead of time for the call….if you stay ready you will never have to get ready
  • make content mean what YOU think it should mean
  • Learn the value of you
  • Turn your tragedy into triump

One of the things that struck me was the Art of News Jacking!

Taking a current trend and jacking it for your brand! This will skyrocket you to a new level. If I didn’t get anything else from this conference it’s this……News Jacking is a beast!

This conference was all that and I can’t wait to tell you what else I learned. If you are a blogger or even a business owner the info I will give in my newsletter will be for you. What conferences have you attended that loved? What conferences should I attend in 2017?

I was given free tickets to attend this conference. Nothing monetary was exchanged. All opinions are my own!

  • Reply
    December 29, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I was waiting for this review!

    Looks like this was a very informative conference.

    As for attending conferences for me in 2017, unsure yet. I’m a affiliate marketer and would love to attend the Affiliate Summit in either Vegas or New York.

    That one huge blog conference will be in Orlando, I may go and make a vacation out of that.

    But what I really want to attend to is a travel conference.

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      December 30, 2016 at 12:13 am

      blogher? I am going and that will double as my vacation also!

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        December 31, 2016 at 2:55 am

        Yep, that’s it! It all depends on my schedule. Are you bringing the kids? Are kids even allowed at BlogHer?

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          January 2, 2017 at 2:18 am

          I am bringing my kids but bringing their babysitter with me for help. She get a free trip and meals but no pay lol

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    Colleen Lanin
    December 30, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    I absolutely adore this post. There ARE certain parts of our lives where we need to make it NBA. We often loses ourselves in being wives and mothers, and we forget our own dreams and aspirations.

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    Toni | BoulderLocavore.com
    December 30, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    I totally agree on not going to conferences unless you know you’ll get a value from them and you clearly did! Thanks for sharing all your tips. I completely agree on surrounding yourself with like-minded goal oriented people. Together we all succeed.

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    December 31, 2016 at 2:02 am

    Sounds like an awesome conference. It looks like you learned a lot of great lessons.

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    Theresa M.
    December 31, 2016 at 4:50 am

    I haven’t ever been to a conference either. Glad you were finally able to experience one. It seems like you really took away a lot of useful information!

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    Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place
    December 31, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    This sounds like it was a very informal conference and that you had a good learning experience. These are great tips, i do love the acronyms, especially NBA–it’s very important to have time for yourself everyday, even just to gather your thoughts!

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    Sarah Bailey
    December 31, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    This sounds like such a great conference I would love to get to go to one myself one day, but we don’t have a huge amount over here sadly.

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    Seattle Travel Blogger
    December 31, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Looks like this was an information-packed event.
    I like your summary post here.

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    Shannon Graham
    December 31, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Yes, men are fully capable of helping out with things other than their job. We women have to work full time as well and on top of that, deal with the house and the kids. The men can step up and take on 50% of that. It’s not fair to women to never have a break.

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    January 3, 2017 at 12:55 am

    This looks like such a great conference! I’ve never heard of it before, I’ve got to check it out!

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    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly
    January 8, 2017 at 5:40 am

    I have been both sides of conferences – exhibiting and attending way before blogging, I find it important to attend conferences and tradeshows annually to remain current on trends in the industry. For me it’s more a matter of narrowing them down, I am a tech enthusiast so enjoy attending tech tradeshows, I am a writer so love conferences that focus on writing, I am a blogger so I like to attend blogging conferences, I am an avid photographer and traveler so love attend travel tradeshows and conferences as well. I will be attending the Travel Show in NYC where I am based in late January.

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