Beach Walk 686 – Does Experience Matter?

One of the big myths floating around is that a person’s position or title is comparable to their competence. Not always true! Like me, I am sure you can think of examples. Many choices in life really do boil down to personal preferences. “Who you know” really does matter, and that is not always a bad thing. This turned out to be relevant in a discussion I was having with several other women speakers. We are all going to be presenting at BlogWorldExpo next week, where there keynote speakers are all white male. It’s an old issue, but one that is not all that easy to address. It is a combination of micro and macro energies in play. We have ideals we want to play out in the macro yet change happens in the micro of person to person relationships.

The majority of the time decision-makers go with the known quantity. This is seen by some as pandering by others as smart business to fill seats. Attendees too say they want something new, but are attracted to the known and familiar too. BlogHer is a women’s blogging conference, and founder Elisa Camahort prides herself in pro-attractively seeking out new voices for each event. And BlogHer is growing and growing – proving that this too is a viable business model.

Are you more attracted to familiar big names or the chance to help discover new talent?

Hawaiian Word:
ʻike: experience, to see, know, feel

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Beach Walk 676 – What’s the Opportunity?

We had a last minute change of plans recently. At first I found it very disorienting. Then Shane helped me by asking, “What’s the opportunity here?” And that single question opened up a whole new way of looking at things. We don’t always know best ahead of time; sometimes “even better” shows up unannounced.

Hawaiian Word:
Manawa kūpono: opportunity

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Beach Walk 491 – I want to play with all of you

It’s a recurring theme – I am just too busy! But nonetheless I am ever grateful for it because it is the direct result of so many wonderful opportunities and choices in my life.

I love the work I do and the people I work with, I love my friends and family, I love all of the people I have met through Beach Walks – personal and professional. So I can’t really complain, even though I am!

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Hawaiian Word:
Pāʻani: play

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