alt for everyone
I’ve been keeping my eyes open for design/blogging/web conferences lately, hoping to attend at least a few. I’ve had my eyes on Alt Summit for a while now. As much as I’d love to attend I’d have to pay for the conference itself, travel fair and accommodation. I know the knowledge I’d acquire and the connections I would make would be worth it, but it still felt like a big chunk for my brain to plan out.
Late april, on my way home from work, I was sitting on the bus scrolling through my twitter feed and came across alt for everyone. It’s alt but it’s online. Yes, you can attend alt no matter where you are AND you can wear your pjs. Perfect. Without much hesitation I paid the (surprisingly low) fee and got excited for my weekend of learning.
I got extra giddy when I found out that Joy Cho from OhJoy would be doing the keynote speech. I’ve been following OhJoy for a few years now and am a big fan of her blog, design work and books! As was to expected Joy’s keynote speech “The Art of Being a Goal Getter” was incredibly inspirational and motivating. Joy shared her details about her entrepreneur past – from age thirteen when she attempted to start her own calligraphy business and failed miserably – to now – a successful blogger, author and designer. Here are a few of the things I learnt from Joy
- YOU CANNOT WAIT AROUND FOR IT.
- You have to want it.
- Set your goals.
- Do your research.
- Put together a presentation that shines.
- “No” is not the end of the world.
The only person who will make your dreams come true is you.
Tell me what you want. What you really, really want. (the Spice Girls were totally onto something with this tune)
Even if they seem crazy, the higher the better.
Who or what will be the best fit to accomplish your goals? Surround yourself with the people that support you.
How will you show your ideas & convince someone of them? People won’t know what you can do for them until you show them.
You won’t always get what you want but it will pave the way for something else (Maybe even something better).
Inspired and ready to go tackle my goals and dreams I got my designer glasses on and made a graphic of my favourite tidbit from Joy’s speech (see above). One light, one dark I decided to make these downloadable wallpapers available for your desktop as well as your ipad and iphone. Simply select your device below, right click and save to your computer.