I’ve been reading a lot about the World Domination Summit in the past couple weeks.
#WDS2013 was, by all accounts, a massive success.
There are some incredible posts out there, describing real personal breakthroughs that happened during this 3-day event. Some are delivered with the clarity and creativity of true blogging artists.
After reading (and commenting on) a bundle of these posts, I found these 10 to be the most useful inspirational, or compelling:
New from AONC: A Partial Recap of #WDS2013 — http://t.co/uAcuUKYgdH
— Chris Guillebeau (@chrisguillebeau) July 15, 2013
“WDS is about creating shared experiences and encouraging people to unite in community, adventure, and service. Before the big event we weren’t sure if we could cultivate these values in such a large group, but thanks to a lot of effort by a lot of people, we’re feeling good.”
What a weekend… 52 Unconventional Ideas & Stories for Moving from Idea to Impact (#WDS2013 recap) http://t.co/rTOdkmbOzJ — Scott Dinsmore (@_Scott_Dinsmore) July 11, 2013
“Rule #1: Put All the Crazy People in the Same Room (or River)”
Redefine Normal. Act Accordingly. Be Remarkable. http://www.lifewithoutpants.com/the-new-normal — Matt Cheuvront (@mattChevy) July 12, 2013
“I am remarkable. And for the first time, I’m actually starting to believe it.”
Takeaways from #WDS2013 –> When Absolutely, Freakin’ Amazing Becomes Normal: http://t.co/6icwB6xTrw #WDS — Alexis Grant (@alexisgrant) July 8, 2013
“The event is motivating and moving and even slightly cult-ish. It’s the one time each year when I get to interact face to face with my online community.”
Portland: A Mecca For Superheros http://t.co/qwCpT1PNxH #WDS2013 — Erin McNaughton (@analyfe) July 11, 2013
“Portland, during the first weekend of July, is the place where my tribe of fellow dreamers and world-shakers coalesce. It is a place where I can confidently show up, knowing that who I am is enough, and what I dream of becoming is entirely possible. Portland, Oregon is my Mecca.”
Casting Out Fear (WDS 2013 Retrospective) – http://t.co/zWvPSCskXB #wds2013 — Breanne (@mnibreanne) July 9, 2013
“It was like spending a few days with thousands of your closest friends.”
Lingering Invisibility & Quiet Invincibility: Lessons from the World Domination Summit http://t.co/TrGr7QkQUC
— Beth Buelow, ACC (@introvertcoach) July 13, 2013
“I’m feeling that mixture of invisibility and wanting – desperately – to be seen. You would think that by now, at a mature 41-years-old, I’d be over that stuff. But I’ll be darned if my insecurities didn’t get triggered again, even though I was surrounded by some of the most positive, supportive people I’ve ever met.”
The list of #wds2013 reflection/recap posts got so long that I moved it to a new page: now at http://t.co/BlpNoxJAZR — Andy Gray (@GrayAndy) July 16, 2013
This is a wiki of all the recap #WDS2013 blog posts cropping up around the net.
This is a good list of #WDS2013 blog posts, curated by @Steph_Montreuil http://t.co/jjt2W3u1dx — Caelan Huntress (@caelanmac) July 16, 2013
Vote for some friendlies. (hint, hint.)
Lots of thoughts-> Lessons from the best conference I’ve ever been to – #WDS2013 http://t.co/cmu2fG6Ryf
— Andy Traub (@andytraub) July 12, 2013
“A clear leader but it’s not about him. This was not a conference about Chris Guillebeau. This wasn’t about his business or his products or his world travels. He brought us together and then got out of the way.”
The (Re)Birth of Dreams, or What I Learned at #WDS2013: http://t.co/UwCef0sTOv
— Michelle Ward (@WhenIGroUpCoach) July 11, 2013
“I know that putting my head back in the clouds is the best strategy for me to practically fulfill my goals and make these visions a reality.”
[New on @PocketChanged] Surround Yourself: Takeaways from #WDS2013 http://t.co/asfhyggTtC
— Caleb Wojcik (@CalebWojcik) July 11, 2013
“When I was first getting started with blogging and doing work online I didn’t know anyone. I might as well have been writing into a black hole. But then I started commenting on the blogs of people I admired. I’d reply to their tweets. Send them personal emails. Mention them in my writing. All of those things were great, but the biggest impact on me (and my first two years as an entrepreneur) came from attending World Domination Summit and spending time in person with them.”
200 new photos from #WDS2013 — http://t.co/U9YQmRNVFc
— Chris Guillebeau (@chrisguillebeau) July 9, 2013
These Flickr photos are free for you to use in any of your own #WDS2013 blogging or writing, with attribution to Chirs Guillebeau. (Notice the header of this blog post? Score.)
Shameless plug for my own #WDS2013 experience.
Although I am clearly biased, I didn’t make it into my own Top 13 with my posts on my personal blog.
For me, World Domination Summit was the second act in a big 5-act epic 13,000 mile journey, from Costa Rica around the North American continent.
From revelations about Mercury Retrograde to finally letting out my inner superhero, I had a lot going on that weekend.
- Perfect day in Portland – Day 1 #WDS2013
- Thank you, Mercury Retrograde – Day 2 #WDS2013
- End of the World Domination Summit – Day 3 #WDS2013
I’d love to hear what you think in the comments. Pura Vida!
Thanks for including my post! Beautiful blog.
Thanks, Alexis! I loved reading your post. It really affected me in a big way – we’ve finally found our tribe!
Thanks, Caelan, for mentioning my wiki of #WDS2013 recap posts. There’s a lot of amazing reflections out there, with more being added every day!
Awesome! I’m going to keep an eye on it as it grows.
Thanks so much for including my post in this roundup, and for sharing a handful I hadn’t seen. WDS is fantastic, and I love that everyone can take away such a unique experiences, and that most of us can’t help but share that experience with others. Great compilation!
I like your writing style, Erin. Thanks for your post about WDS, I love seeing that epic experience through the lenses of so many different (and fascinating) people.
[…] Post-WDS, the founder of the conference, Chris Guillebeau highlighted my blog post on his site. Then another fellow attendee featured the same article on his site. […]
What a fabulous list … thank you so much, Caelan, for including my post! And I went straight-away to your Mercury Retrograde entry, because I have found myself under its spell many times over the past few years. You summed up Saturday’s sessions beautifully; I smiled at the memories of wonderful messages shared and the positivity of the crowd. And that video at the end! What a spectacular, magical moment you were gifted. Thanks for extending the gift of that experience to us.
See you at #WDS2014? 🙂
#WDS2014, indeed! This will become my yearly pilgrimage back to Portland. Hopefully next year’s summit won’t have us traveling during Mercury Retrograde, eh? Thanks for appreciating the video – that blog post was a long, long story to get to that one magical moment.
See you next summer!
I love this list. What a great motivational resource it is!
Thank you for taking that step to bring that to us. I did not attend this conference this year so this is a great way for me to learn from it.
I plan to go next year!
Let’s have a Pura Vida meetup in 2014!