Had a busy day due to the networking event I ran last week, which meant leaving the office early to get to the location downtown, still taking a few calls in the afternoon, buying snacks and setting up ahead of time, and not getting home until late.
Luckily the event went very well, so please don’t hold it against me!
We had about 25 people show up from in and around Toronto to mix, mingle and network.
Not only that, there was a surprise for me that I definitely didn’t expect.
Long story short, one of the attendees works for a company that makes promotional cookies – like cookies with your company logo, QR codes, faces – you name it, they can stick it on a cookie.
And in honour of the event, he brought a box of cookies that features yours truly, with my face and Visto.ai logo on the cookies!
Suffice to say, I was shocked and pleasantly surprised.
To watch a short video of me showing off the cookies he brought and eating one of them, check out my LinkedIn post here. I also mention some of my key takeaways from the event in the post too.
Lastly, I’m heading to NYC for the weekend to visit a good friend of mine.
What this week has made me realize is that I probably haven’t got back into the habit of leaving my damn condo much over the last few months.
Now I’m definitely by no means a social butterfly and fit 100% squarely into the introvert category, but over the last 2.5 years of Covid, obviously didn’t have the same kinds of opportunities to meet people in person, go to events or just travel in general.
Not sure if you can relate, but after a few years of being holed up, I:
- got used to staying in and not doing much outside about a square block from my condo, and
- started to feel the effects of a lack of human interaction
Nothing major, but this week has certainly “brought me to life” a little due to the networking event and the excitement of spending 2 nights in New York. Not a crazy or long trip, but I think I’ve only left the province of Ontario one other time in the last 2.5 years. Crazy.
Anyway, just a quick note that if you feel like you need a boost, or re-adjustment, or shuffle up – go set up some in-person meetings, or attend a networking event, or go on a weekend trip.
It might just be the pick-me-up you need to keep powering that solopreneur business forward!
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Have a great day and keep grinding