I just returned from Tory Johnson’s Spark and Hustle Conference in Atlanta. Wow! What an event. First of all, it’s such a rush being among so many energetic and accomplished women–over 200 of them. If only I could bottle that up–we could use it instead of some of those other energy drinks (that usually don’t work).
I was impressed with the many ideas that this group of women have individually created. It boggles my mind how unique we all are; and yet our journey and challenges in starting our businesses is somewhat the same. All the speakers and attendees were there to support each other with knowledge and cheering each other on. No competition there.
All the speakers gave real-life examples for us. There was no pie in the sky philosophies–just practical tips you could apply to your own situation. But it was not without cheering and motivation. These were real people that had suffered the same types of set-backs and “issues” as the rest of us. If they made it–we can too.
Tory is a very down-to-earth person. She made herself available to everyone–including a zillion photos with everyone. I admired her for bringing her kids to the conference. They were just returning from resident camp and she didn’t want to spend the weekend without them. Her kids were kept busy with various tasks and photo taking–a great family.
The two other organizers besides Tory were Michelle Pippin and Laurie Baggett. All great presenters and achievers in their own right. All n’ all — a power-packed weekend. If you have a chance to get to the next conference — I suggest you take it!