This is what happened when I attended the World Domination Summit (WDS) last week in Portland, Oregon.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand sitting in a small seat in a very large auditorium with thousands of people for hours and hours.
Makes me claustrophobic. Makes me cramp up. Makes me want to leave.
I will tolerate all this to see a play, concert or performance that I’m really interested in, but usually, I avoid.
The WDS attracts a lot of entrepreneurs, writers and bloggers. I’m an entrepreneur, a writer and a blogger. My friend Laila Atallah went last year and told me it was awesome.
So, I went.
I had to sit in a little seat in the Schnitzer Concert Hall for two days in a row, for six or so hours each day, listening to 10 different keynote speakers with 2800 other people.
Worth it? HELL YES!
I came to be inspired, to get new ideas, and to meet other entrepreneurs, especially solopreneurs. I accomplished all three of my goals.
Not only that, I got to DANCE BOLLYWOOD STYLE with thousands of my fellow conference-goers at the after-party!
Which just goes to show…sometimes you have to do something you don’t want to do to gain something wonderful.
ps. This video of thousands of WDSers dancing Bollywood Gangnam Style was shot by my husband Marcus Donner who couldn’t join me at the party since he was not a WDS attendee but he could watch and shoot from the balcony of a nearby Starbucks. Way to rock it, Marcus! Here’s the full article from the Portland Business Journal.