Duckworth worked for Meeting Professionals International before launching her own career teaching others to leverage what they love into a career. Her father taught her a motto to live by, "Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life."
Some thought-provoking points Holly Duckworth made during her presentation:
- What are your roots? What are your wings?
- How can you make little hours within the day to make your goal? If you can find 12 hours a week you can make your goal.
- Set goals, objectives and results you can measure
- Have a written business plan
- Create mission and vision statement in 6 words. If a client calls and working with them fits your vision, accept. If not, gift the job to someone else.
For business she has a doing plan. Personally she has a being plan.
Brendon Burchard says to create and relate. Duckworth gave the class business plan forms and calendars to set these goals for the year. She recommended we think of the year as four quarters and four projects.
In her motivational ending she encouraged the attendees to:
- Volunteer and participate in your community.
- Honor the other jobs you have to do.
- Simplify work. Let go of some things you don't have to do.
The Local Talent segment featured Scott Turransky who gave an inspiring presentation on believing.
Holly Duckworth chose Eric Kulikowski as the winner of a copy of Paid to Speak because he made a recent brave career choice.
For posting the best Tweet about the meeting, Carol Hamilton won Empowered in Pittsburgh, a book donated by NSA Pittsburgh chapter president Tom Baker.
Baker, said next month's speaker, Steve Gilliland, is a big Steelers fan. Several people in the audience said they have heard him speak and they are eager to attend the meeting on February 16, 2013. www.nsapittsburgh.com