Portland

World Domination Summit Tickets On Sale: Final Round March 18

You do not want to miss the opportunity to attend the World Domination Summit (WDS) in Portland Oregon this July 9-13. The final round of tickets go on sale March 18 at 9 a.m. PST. For more information:  http://chrisguillebeau.com/wds-2015-tickets-on-sale-soon/ I will be attending for the first time. I bought my tickets in October when the second round went on sale. The first round were for WDS Alumni. I am looking forward to some serious learning and some silly fun. It is part of my personal development plan for 2015.

Check out this video for some high energy inspiration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRbvBvS4oqk

279 Days for Overnight Success

279 days

Chris Guillebeau is a role model for anyone who want to enjoy life. All of life: work, play, and making those two less distinguishable. I cannot remember how I originally discovered his website and the World Domination Conference.  Sometime last year I was ready to sign up for the annual conference in Portland, when I realized that it conflicted with my Tour de France adventure. I resolved to go in July, 2015.  

Meanwhile I am enrolled in Jane Friedman's video class "How to Write a Powerful Book Proposal Workshop" and she emphasizes the importance of having a strong author platform. Among the recommended resources is Chris" free downloadable PDF, "279 Days for Overnight Success."  

I have gleaned many useful ideas from his 79 page publication, including the goal to create 1,000 die hard fans who will read whatever I write. This obviously has implications for both my craft and my marketing strategy. 

I also love Chris' business model. It puts the emphasis on creativity and community over fame and fortune.