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Disney Social Media Moms On the Road- 5 Quotable Takeaways

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In June, we were given the amazing opportunity to attend Disney Social Media Moms On-the-Road conference in Philadelphia.  Our recap of the day’s events can be found here. It was a magical day filled with new friends, fun and lots of inspiration.


While the most topics of the day didn’t directly pertain to blogging per se, I found plenty of life lessons and food for thought that I can easily apply to my life as a blogger. Here are 5 quotes that I found to be the most notable takeaways from the conference.

 

“Have more fear of regret, than of failure.” ~Jen Groover

Almost a year and a half ago, we decided to embark upon this crazy blogging journey. Were we nervous, yes! Were we sure how it was going to go, no! But we did it any way. Life is filled with so many opportunities. Don’t fear them, embrace them. If you fail, so what! Don’t live your life in fear then look back and say, “Man, I wish I did that.” I have always been a fearful, cautious person, unwilling to take a chance especially when I knew there was a chance I could fail. At the beginning of this year, I chose one word, and that would be how I would live my life this year. That word was brave. I vowed to be a braver person in all aspects of my life. This quote helped me to see that I was missing out on so much because I was afraid to fail. I now ask myself, “Will I regret not doing this later?” If the answer is yes, it motivates me to put fear aside and take a chance.

 

“When your child asks you a question, make sure you look them in the whites of their eyes!”~Maria Bailey

Wow! This quote hit me like a ton of bricks. I immediately thought back to all those times I was wrapped up in my own business and may have not given my children the attention they deserved. What she says is true. Children need to feel validated. They need to feel that you are 100% present in their lives and care about what they have to say. Nothing is more important to me than my children and thanks to this wake up call, they will always feel the that too.

 

“Content is king.”~ Jenn Fickley-Baker
As you can see from the above graphic, a lot of time is spent creating, planning and putting together content for the Disney Parks Blog. As bloggers, we should aim to only give you the best of the best. It’s not about how much you post, but what you post. It all leads back to quality vs. quantity. Just because everyone else is posting it, should we?
“Emotion is what creates sharable moments.”~ Jenn Fickley-Baker
When something meaningful happens in your life the first thing you want to do is share it. The same type of thinking can be applied to bloggers. If we come across content that strikes us emotionally in some way, that’s what we should share. Our readers can tell which posts we are emotionally invested in. The take away here is to let your emotions be your guide. If something is meaningful to you, chances are it will be meaningful to someone else too.
“It’s time to bake a scrumptious, mouth watering and flavorful “cake” bursting with ingredients that make it appetizing and appealing.”~ Debi Silber
These were the final thoughts from presenter, Debi Silber, aka The Mojo Coach. (this may not have been the exact quote because I didn’t write it down, but I did find this quote in an article of hers and it sounds similar) Debi is a health, weight loss, fitness, wellness, lifestyle and self improvement expert. So why is she talking about cake? The cake she is talking about is your life. When you set out to make a cake from scratch, you only want to put in the best, most delicious ingredients. You want to put in flavors that will help make the cake taste the best it can. Now apply this logic to your life. Sometimes we add things to our “cake” that don’t really make it delicious such as bad eating habits, negative people or low self esteem. If you stop to think about the ingredients in your “cake” and are willing to change you can start to make some positive changes in your life. I found this to be a profound thought, one that will stay with me as I move forward.

 

Many thanks to Maria Bailey and BSM Media, Disney Parks, HP, Huggies and all of our wonderful speakers. Your words of wisdom have inspired me.

For more information about the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration or On the Road visit- https://www.disneysmmoms.com/

Disclosure:
We were invited to attend the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms “On The Road” conference in Philadelphia, PA.  While the event was free to attend and we paid our own transportation and lodging, we did receive some gifts from Disney and the various sponsors of the conference while attending.  We were not obligated to write about the conference.  Our views and opinions are our own.

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Deb @ Focused on the Magic

Tuesday 5th of August 2014

Those quotes left a strong impact on me as well. Especially Maria's. It's so important to make a real connection with your kids. It was such a motivating conference even though it wasn't aimed at blogging. I gained a lot that will help with my blog.

Donna Kay Anderson

Monday 4th of August 2014

What a great post Lisa!! I really wish I could have been there but reading your post really inspires me to kick my blog back into gear. Even more I wish I could have met all of you in person. Maybe next year!! Thanks for sharing your experience with us!!

Disney Day by Day

Monday 4th of August 2014

I agree with Cindy - those are amazing quotes and things we all need to keep in mind. In the age of electronics looking anyone is the eye is becoming almost uncomfortable. Thanks for sharing your experience.

Cindy Howell

Thursday 24th of July 2014

Wow! Those five quotes are exactly what I needed to hear. Especially the one about looking your children in the eye when they are asking you a question. I really need to remember that one. Thanks!!!

teacherlady117

Friday 25th of July 2014

That one was really and eye opener and made me feel a tad bit guilty. I will definitely draw from the lessons these quotes taught me moving forward.

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