Why I’m Not Going to Evo

If you’re online this morning, you might have noticed I’m running a little giveaway that will send one lucky mompreneur to the sold-out Evo ’11 Conference next month. Sadly, I won’t be joining her.

Why I Wish I Were Going

Any of you who know me well are probably wondering why I’m not going to be there this year. After all, I spoke at the conference last year. And it was one of the best events I’ve ever attended in my life. And I adore the organizers from Today’s Mama and MomItForward. And I will know probably 75% of the people there, including several of my clients. And it’s in stunning Park City, Utah, a place I like to call “Paradise.”  And I’ve been planning to attend it since I attended last year. And I bought the early bird ticket when it was first released for $150. And oh, would I love to attend all the fun, girly events that are planned after hours. And I really was looking forward to the Alpine Slide, the Roller Coaster and the Zipline this year… (Check out my YouTube Channel and search on “Evo” to see some of the interviews and takeaways I got from attending the conference last year. It will seriously make you want to go, too!)

Why I’m Not Going

Because it conflicts with the number one priority in my life: my family. It just so happens that on that same weekend, my husband is going to do something he’s wanted to do since he was eight years old: ride his motorcycle in his first race ever. And while loading up the kids, taking them to a racetrack for a weekend, and watching my husband go around in circles might not be my passion, it is his. And I believe that my kids and I need to be there to support him.

I’ll miss you, my mompreneur friends, but I am thrilled to see my husband follow his own dreams and do something important to him. That’s what life is all about.

If you are a mom business owner and attending Evo ’11 is your dream or passion, I’d love the opportunity to help you get there.

Here are the details:

I’m giving away my ticket to the sold out Evo ’11 conference from July 9-11 to one lucky mompreneur through a social media contest starting Thursday, June 9 and ending at noon ET on Friday, June 17.

The winner will be contacted by email and announced via Twitter (@mombizcoach) and on my Facebook Fanpage.

The prize: One ticket to the SOLD OUT Evo ‘11 Social Media Conference- happening July 9-11!!! (valued at $399.00 –This is a full-access pass that entitles you to all the breakout sessions, keynotes, workshops and social events at the conference.)

Four Ways to Enter:

Twitter Entry Tweet the following: (make sure to include #mombiz hashtag in order to be counted!)

Thinking of joining MomBizAcademy.com, but not quite sure?  U could win a free ticket to sold-out #evoconf! #mombiz http://bit.ly/jg0Dz1

Wanna help some aspiring mompreneurs manage their biz and life better + a chance to win free ticket to #evoconf? http://bit.ly/jg0Dz1 #mombiz

#evoconf is sold out, but U can win a free ticket & help other mompreneurs balance biz & life by entering this contest. #mombiz http://bit.ly/jg0Dz1

Dying 2go2 #evoconf? Join in this contest & U could win a free ticket + help other mom biz owners succeed! #mombiz http://bit.ly/jg0Dz1

One tweet per day will be counted as an entry.

Blog Entry: Write a blog post explaining the importance of being part of a like-minded community, working with a coach, or having a mentor for your business. Make sure to link to MomBizAcademy.com (http://mombizacademy.com) in your post. One blog post will be counted as two entries. In order to be counted, please email the URL of your post to: manager@mombizacademy.com .

YouTube Entry: Record a 3 minute (or less) video telling the world about your greatest Mompreneur challenge. Each video will be counted as two entries. Send the URL for the Youtube video to manager@mombizacademy.com. We’ll feature them at MomBizacademy.com and add them to the MomBizCoach Fanpage!

MBA Entry: Join the MomBizAcademy.com by June 17th! Hey, you need some help, too! Check out all the benefits at Mom Biz Academy. For every mompreneur who joins the MBA between now and 6/17, you’ll earn an additional five entries in the giveaway! If you’ve been on the fence about joining, here’s your incentive to act now!

Good luck! This is a conference you don’t want to miss!

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15 comments

  1. I applaud you for putting your family first, and for holding such an inspiring giveaway! I am so gonna win this! Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. I am so sad & will miss you very much! You are doing the right thing. It’s a great sacrifice of love for your husband and family. It’s so important to take turns sacrificing for each other. You’re a great example!

  3. Thanks so much for the love and understanding, Jenn! This is indeed the give and take that keeps the priorities in check. Plus, I know how important it is to put my hubby first sometimes. It’s easy to remember to make the kids a priority, but I realize I can forget to make my number one guy feel like he’s number one :).

    I will truly miss you this year. Getting to meet and hang out with you at Evo last year is one of the highlights of my whole experience there.

    Love ya and know you’ll have a great time!

  4. Twittered ~ Will be in that neck of the woods on family vacay ~ maybe I can just stay on!! 🙂

  5. Twittered ~ Will be in that neck of the woods on family vacay ~ maybe I can just stay on!! 🙂