Last month I had the opportunity to attend the Seventh Annual Spelman College Leadership and Women of Color Conference: Reset Sustaining Women for 21st Century Leadership, and I jumped at the chance to be there to get inspired, motivated and learn from some powerful women.
I love women’s conferences. I’m a motivational geek. Self-help books, you-can-do-it talks, and conquer the world (or even your household) seminars get me going. The best conferences are the ones that motivate you to take action – and that’s exactly what this one did. While I missed the first day featuring CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, love her, I got more than my fill while I camped out for the day on campus and received words of wisdom about taking care of my health; balancing family life, personal time and my career; building my brand; and overcoming obstacles.
One of the biggest messages I walked away with is it’s not only OK to “reset” your life and your goals, but it’s necessary. Life changes, but so often we try to fight that. Hearing so many successful women from all walks of life share their personal stories of triumph and how they often had to revaluate their goals and “reset” to make things work was eye-opening.
Change is often associated with fear and failure – it shouldn’t be. Knowing when its time to reset to make your life better is HUGE. It can save you precious time, stress, and even money; and open up new doors of possibilities you might have never imagined.
I’m in reset mode right now. I’m setting new goals for myself personally, physically and professionally; and Husband and I are resetting some of our immediate and long term family goals, too. While it is a little scary, dare I say it’s even more exciting.
When’s the last time you reset? Sometimes a little change can make a BIG difference …
Winks & Smiles,
Disclosure: I was invited to attend the conference by the media department. As always, my thoughts and opinions are all my own.