It’s easy to get wrapped up in the busyness of everyday life and lose track of whats important. There is always something to work on, and someone that needs your attention. But if we never focus on our own long term goals we’re constantly stressed out and worn down.
The World Domination Summit is the perfect cure for the stressed out and overworked. Each year over 2500 entrepreneurs, bloggers, and digital nomads meet in Portland, Oregon to help change the world. Everyone is happy to help and inspire one another, and it is a great way to meet like minded individuals.
This was my first year attending WDS and it was amazing. I met so many interesting people and had a lot of great conversations. As a way to give back to the WDS community I’ve decided to compile as much useful information about the conference as possible.
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Highlights and Quotes
There were so many noteworthy and inspiring moments at WDS. To best capture these moments I have created and compiled the following images. Feel free to use any of the images I created. Some images are from other people, ask them before using them.
“My Body is Not a Democracy” Photo Credit Teafly
Speaker and WDS Resources
Gavin Aung Than
John began his environmental work in 1971, when he witnessed a tanker collision and oil spill in San Francisco Bay. He gave up the use of motorized vehicles and began to walk, because he felt partly responsible for the mess that washed up on the shore.
Elise Blaha Cripe
World Domination Summit Recap
I’ve been to many conferences and events that were informative and worthwhile. But WDS is the only conference that has inspired me to take action and make the world a better place.
The conference had presentations from world travelers, best-selling authors, online marketers, and entrepreneurs. And even with such a diverse group of speakers there were many similar messages.
One of the messages that resonated with me the most was from Michael Hyatt. His presentation focused on the two types of people we usually see in the world – people that are drifting in life, and people that are driven in life.
People that drift through life usually put in the minimum amount of effort. They don’t plan for their future, and don’t take any risks. People that are driven in life are the exact opposite. They are busy all the time, and are usually proud of it. They work extra hours, and put money or prestige above everything else.
Michael argues that these people take the easy road. They let other people make big decisions for them, and they ignore key areas of their life. Their unconscious approach to life usually leads to stress and disappointment.
But there is another way to live. Michael calls this third way “the designed life”. To have a designed life you need to make your decisions using the following three questions.
- How do I want to be remembered?
- What is important to me?
- What single brave decision do I need to make today?
By keeping the following three questions in mind you can make sure you never get lost in all of the small day-to-day tasks, and instead focus on what is most important to you.
Since WDS ended I’ve been following Michael’s advice by living the designed life. Whenever I want to skip a workout or watch TV I think about what is important to me, and how I want to remembered. Keeping these two questions in mind has helped me make the right decisions. This change in outlook hasn’t made a drastic change in my life overnight, but but that isn’t what I’m looking for. These small changes add up over time, building on itself until it finally is something life-changing.
I’m excited to see how these small changes will make a difference in my life. I’ve been writing my goals and achievements down so that I can reflect on them at any time. I can’t wait to see everything I accomplish from now until WDS 2015.
Is WDS Worth Going To?
I recommend any entrepreneur, blogger, or digital nomad that wants to change the world to attend the World Domination Summit. You won’t find a better group of like-minded people. You can find more information for WDS 2015 by visiting their World Domination Summit website.