In today’s solo episode, I’m sharing the lessons I learned from attending FinCon 2017 last week in Dallas. FinCon is the annual conference where all of your favorite personal finance bloggers, podcasters, YouTubers and money nerds get together to learn, share, network and grow their businesses. This was my first year attending FinCon and I couldn’t be more happy with my experience. Not only did I get to meet some of my amazing past guests in person (see pictures below) but I also got a chance to meet and network with people I really admire in the personal finance space.
At FinCon, I learned a bunch of new strategies and ways in which I can turn Journey To Launch into a full-time business. I even had an “aha” moment at FinCon where someone told me that I needed to “buy more shares in Journey To Launch”, meaning invest more in myself and the business.
Sometimes in the personal finance space, we talk a lot about saving and investing in outside things but don’t forget the best investment is in yourself.
This has caused me to re-evaluate my ongoing saving and investing plan because now instead of diverting all of my money into outside investments, I am going to look into ways in which I can invest in myself and Journey To Launch. I also have a renewed goal to better serve you, my Journeyers. I want to be able to create solutions that are valuable to you that allow me to transition this from an expensive hobby into a legitimate business.
Also, the winners of the 2017 Plutus awards were announced the last night at FinCon. Journey To Launch was nominated as a finalist in the Best New Podcast and Best New Blog categories and while I didn’t win, I’m really amazed that a blog I only got really serious about at the beginning of this year and a podcast that I just launched in July was recognized by you my audience and my peers in the personal finance space as the best of the best. I was really up against some great blogs and podcasts. You can check out the full list of Plutus Awards finalists here and the winners here.
Also, as a gift to you, I’m giving away one of my favorite personal finance books, The Millionaire Next Door by David Bach. David was one of the keynote speakers at the conference and shared his journey to writing the book and gave us words of encouragement as creators to serve first with our work.
Click here to see how you can enter to win David’s best selling book, The Automatic Millionaire.
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