In case you happen to be unfamiliar with Chris or the WDS, let me explain before I continue. The tagline for event, which just happens to be the coolest and most thought provoking description for an event that I’ve ever heard, is this:
In the face of overwhelming pressure to conform, how do we live a remarkable life in a conventional world?
As if you need to know more after reading that, here’s more from the WDS site:
The World Domination Summit is no ordinary event. It’s not a retreat and it’s not a business mixer. And most of all, it’s definitely not a convention. It’s an unconvention. The summit takes place in an art museum, a park, an independent bookstore, and all over the unconventional city of Portland. You’ll dine from food carts, just like the Oregon Pioneers once did. You’ll visit pubs and craft shops, hang out at the best coffee shops in the Pacific Northwest, and spend time thinking about unconventional approaches to life, work, and travel.
Most importantly, you’ll engage with like-minded people who are interested in pursuing big goals while changing the world. Speakers and workshop leaders will merge inspirational stories with practical info, showing how they’ve crafted their own adventures and helping you build yours.
How can you travel the world? How can you start a small business? How can you build a legacy project? The World Domination Summit is a gathering of incredible people from all over the world designed to answer these questions and more.
So now you’re probably wondering why after reading about this I didn’t go directly to the site and purchase a ticket. Even though just reading this (and following a whole slew of other amazing people online) is enough to get me pumped up to take my life by the reigns and make things happen, I guess part of me felt that I wouldn’t be talented and unconventional enough to attend something that would be loaded with all these amazing people. Sure, I run this site and dream amazing dreams, but I don’t have a huge readership like some of the others, and I haven’t found my place yet. I knew the event would be loaded with amazing people, but I guess I just didn’t think my story would stack up. I mean, I’m still struggling to live my life on my terms, and after all am still trying to break free of the day job!
But after following the action this weekend live on Twitter, though I still have some doubt, the more confident half of me feels that attending in 2012 is exactly what I need, to be surrounded with so many amazing, talented, unconventional people, and that maybe this can help be my springboard into my life.
So enough blabber, read it for yourself! Here are some of the fanatastic write ups I’ve read from people who attended the event this past weekend. Not only am I doing this to share with those who are reading, but getting this written down serves to motivate me as well.
Enjoy! (And I’ll update with more as I read them…)
- http://chrisguillebeau.com/3×5/wds-2011-the-heart-attack-of-awesome/ (This is from Chris himself)
- #WDS: Portland, Oregon. How to meet amazing people, do awesome work, and get everything you want. (Day 1)
- #WDS Saturday Recap (Day 2)
- #WDS: Sunday Recap (Day 3)
- Dominating the World
- How to Lead Without Followers: the World Domination Summit Talk I Never Gave
- The Only Way To Reach Your Personal Summit In A Weekend
- Why You Need To Go To The World Domination Summit Next Year
- Conquer the world. Gently.
- World Domination Summit | Pilgrimage
- Finding Inspiration in Others
- WDS: People who’ve changed my life
- An Unhurried Life
- The Incredible Value of Connection
- World Domination from the Inside Out: Sustaining the Flow
- Meeting the com-peer-tition
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Originally posted on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 at 7:52 PM .