Inspired by Financially Consumed’s Twitter 30 Day Challenge and 20’s Finances’ Dollar Challenge, I figure I should join the Challenge party, too. I’ve changed jobs a few times and have boxes of business cards from those different ventures. But since I’m somewhat of a packrat, I hardly gave my cards away. A few client meetings, maybe some free lunch drawings, what’s left? A 99% full box of business cards I’m never going to use again! Is this efficient? Time to think different!
After blogging for over a year now, I thought to myself, “What’s next for Buck Inspire?” I still have my day job and I look at blogging more of a hobby, but I wanted to push myself to another level. After hearing about the amazing experience everyone had at FINCON11, I decided to get myself some business cards and hit BlogWorld LA 2011, since it is in my own backyard. I’m getting the Expo Pass, just to get my feet wet, but it is a step in the right direction nevertheless.
The great thing about having a blog is how you can use it to hold yourself accountable. I am challenging myself to get out of my comfort zone, step away from the safety of my laptop, and connect with fellow bloggers and exhibiters in the real world. I also want to break my bad habit of hoarding my own business cards. The main reason for having cards is to network, make connections, and possibly find future partners. Not hand a few out for good measure and let the rest collect dust in a box.
To fully utilize my Expo Pass, can’t forget I am a personal finance blogger, I am shooting to hit as many keynotes, exhibits, and networking events as possible. Ideally I will give all my cards away. I’m not talking about dumping them in the trash or throwing them aimlessly into fishbowls. I want to make as many new connections as possible. Will I succeed? Can I break my old habits and form new, productive ones? Now that it’s out there, I have no choice but to step up to the plate. We’ll soon find out this November 3-5 at BlogWorld LA 2011.