Be Available & 2 Other Things I Learned at Potomac Conference

"Available Now" StampThe music. The noise. The 2,500 teenagers. The 5 hour van ride. The 4.5 hours of sleep in 24 hours. That’s just a taste of what I voluntarily attended over the weekend in Salisbury, MD Convention Center. The 2 day event was focused on students grades 6-12 in our local ministry district. By now, most of you think I am completely crazy for going, but believe me, the experience was amazing.

Check our the recap video here made by their marketing department.

Here’s what I learned in the sessions:

  • Be available. Don’t close yourself off to your circle of influence or from those who need you – even if you don’t know it yet.
  • Life is not always about the fight. It’s not our job to constantly battle. That has already been won. Focus on what’s in front of you and stop always trying to go to war.
  • Social media isn’t real. I know, I can’t believe I actually typed that, especially as a marketer. This reminder is real. It’s necessary. And, it’s complicated. The idea here is that in our personal lives, we need to take a step back and be the individual we are in real life – both online and offline. Many people I meet who struggle with this.
  • (I can’t help myself) Where is Your idol? This one may be a little controversial, but it’s important to know where your time is being spent. And, if it is worth it, distracting you, or building you and your circle of influence up.

Now, 2 days later. I think I am halfway caught up on my sleep. 🙂