Thursday, December 13, 2012

All the Things for Alt Summit

In 42 days, I'll be boarding a plane headed for Alt Summit SLC. Basically, I have one work week or 40 hours to complete all the things. If you know me, you know I'm a perfectionist, and you know I want to do everything and everything now. A plan fraught with risk.
Finding Balance
The organizers of Alt put a lot of effort into creating an environment where design / lifestyle / DIY / food bloggers can build foundations under their dreams. Alt carefully vets its sponsors, just because you have money isn't sufficient. Alt holds classes leading up to the summit to help bloggers put their best foot forward. The passion of the organizers makes you want to up level your game, whether you have time or not.
My to do list:
  • Rolling out the redesign of my blog
  • Writing about Family, Home, Food, and Design (not just Alt, the redesign, or restaurants)
  • Finishing up the design of my business cards
  • Publishing my Blurb book
  • Revising my editorial calendar
  • Updating my website
  • Creating a media kit
  • Researching the sponsors I want to connect with
  • Refining my elevator pitch
  • Crocheting a cap from the yarns I got from Kollabora
There are six weekends between now and when I leave for Alt. 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 days of holidays depending if you have one or two days off for Christmas and New Year's, and if you get Martin Luther Jr's Birthday. Realistically, there are 52 available hours to work on projects: 5 hours each weekend day and 2 on eleven weeknights which excludes date nights.
In yesterday's What Brands at Alt Want, Sara Urquhart advised us to set one to two goals and write them big throughout our notebooks to avoid getting overwhelmed. Tonight I'm going to do just that and whittle this to do list, so that I do the one or two things that best support my goals.
What are you giving yourself permission
to NOT do for Alt Summit SLC?
Ciao Bella!
Credits: All layouts designed by and images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.