Shut up and be awesome

Recently, I had the absolute privilege of heading to LA for an un-conference kind of a conference.

It has to be said that I’ve been to a lot of places before flying to the USA, having the tiniest objection to being fingerprinted and interrogated, so there needed to be a compelling reason to get there.

I found it. Awesomepalooza (cool name, eh?) Facilitated by Dan Waldschmidt, who I’d stumbled across as I was setting up my own business and whose blog I follow religiously, it offered the kind of shot in the arm/kick in the pants business awesomeness I strive to offer to my own clients but struggle to get for myself.

In pursuit of imagination

We pursue what we imagine is possible, not what we imagine is not. [Scott Adams]

This wise quote from Dilbert's creator Scott Adams comes from some of his political commentary on the USA's dance with North Korea but it grabbed my attention as a reminder that if we want to achieve something, we must be able to imagine it first. To see it in detail, to picture ourselves there and imagine what life will be like when we reach our goal.