Entrepreneur, Personal Branding Leader, Author, and Keynote Speaker
Too many think that if it doesn’t feel good – you’re not following your passion. Bull. If you have a vision and you know that you have to climb a mountain to get to the top, you’re taking the steps to land on your passion.
I don’t pretend to have all the answers. But lately I’ve been implementing a little trick that has helped me. I think it can help you too.
My agency is growing. We have amazing clients. We also produce a world class conference. The conference and the clients are synergistic events on paper. In execution they are at odds. One takes from the other in time, energy and sweat equity. I needed to clone myself, or find a solution.
I have lots of experience being out of work. It happened to me three times in a two-year span. Five times total throughout my career. I’m only 40, so that’s a pretty impressive streak.
Also – I split up a business partnership. I didn’t read the fine print of our contract. I battled my partner for almost a year. I made almost no money.
Three years ago I launched the first Westchester Digital Summit. Last month Forbes magazine called us one of the “Conferences That Will Keep You Ahead of Marketing Trends This Year.” We’ve hosted over 1000 executives in that time.
I’m an extrovert, and I understand the power of networking. What hurts me is to see introverts not capitalize on the opportunity of an event like the summit. So here are 15 practical tips you can use the next time you’re at an event. I hope you join us at this year’s summit and test them out.
What a Year. A look back at 2014 for the Silverback Social team – Westchester Digital Summit, Baltimore Digital Summit, & clients like Legendary Pictures.
It is early September of 2011. My wife and I are in our living room watching television, when suddenly we hear 3 horrifying guttural cries coming from our daughter’s room upstairs.
We immediately ran up the steps, threw open the door to our daughter’s room and found our 8-month-old daughter Olivia in the throws of a seizure.
Exploring how successful people conduct their lives can motivate and guide our own. Sometimes, while seeking deeper understanding, we find ourselves drawn to something other than success.