I've had a week to absorb what I learned at the Financial Blogger Conference, and reflect on what I want to do next. (If you are interested in the slides, you can find them on the FINCON web site.)
J.D. Roth asked us all to think about why we write.
Pat Flynn told us to be EPIC.
Adam Baker gave an energizing presentation on product launches. (Seriously. Woke me up after I had stayed up until 4 a.m. and ended up with three hours of sleep.)
Several people offered to partner with me on my own personal finance blog. (I really think I was the only attendee without a financial blog.)
So I began considering my future. Josh is teaching, so I don't need all the work I have. In fact, I came home to a whole bunch of stuff to do, and some of it seemed...seriously annoying. FINCON provided me with a great deal of food for thought. I need to decide what I want to do, where I want to write, and decide if I'm ready to get serious about my own personal finance blog. I never really wanted one before, but now I'm thinking about it.
I love writing about personal finance. I like to think that what I write helps people. But I'd also like to explore other opportunities -- and some are opening up for me.
And that means it's time to make hard choices. I love working with my clients, but I may have to let some of them go. I'm still trying to figure things out, but FINCON really helped galvanize my thought process, and I'm giving everything some serious thought, and re-evaluating what I want to do, and how I want to do it.