This past week, I was lucky enough to take a little business trip to Dallas. It was a serious multi-tasking expedition that included everything from working on my own projects, getting refreshed and inspired, business meetings out the wazoo about workshops, branding, and ecourses, and - of course - a bit of fun.
A wonderful mix of business and pleasure started off the trip when I drove up to Plano on my first night to meet with Marty, my first-ever ecommerce client. It was an immense pleasure meeting her - finally - after having worked with her several times over the past 2.5 years, and becoming really great friends with her. We spent the evening chatting about our work and families, and laughing over drinks and sushi.
I spent my first morning in Dallas walking around downtown. I found a cozy little breakfast spot, where I filled my hungry spot, and then spent several hours in our chic hotel lobby working on work stuff.
Later that day, Kathleen and Tara came into town, bringing fun, inspiration, and business with them. We started our time together with an intense branding meeting, where we hit the creative checkpoint of my brand overhaul. I can't wait to start getting this implemented.
And boy, are these women good at what they do.
Our second day together was all about ecourses, workshops, video, and, well, food. We hit up the Bishop Art District for brunch, shopping, and mini meetings all the while. We planned, and schemed, and worked. And ate. And shopped.
I spoke yesterday about how travel is a business investment that's important to me. Being able to travel to connect with people, network, and, most important, collaborate, is well worth the time and money that I invest in it. This trip was no exception.
The plans and products, creativity and inspiration that has come out of spending a couple of days half way across the country with the Braid women was well worth every penny, backlogged email, and moment away from the house that I put into it.
And I cannot wait to share what we accomplished.
Do you want to hang out with Kathleen and I in Dallas? You can in June! Sign up for our workshop in Dallas, and we'll see you there!