Just a few weeks ago, I attended the Dad 2.0 Summit. That’s right, a dad blogging conference. I feel that when attending a conference, if you come away with a few takeways, it was all worth it. I was blown away with the speakers and have quotes that will stay with me always.
For me, it all began when Brad Meltzer gave the opening keynote. I listened to words of legacy and “Who will remember your name?”. One moment in our life can have a huge impact on others and we might not even realize it. As a teacher, this completely resonated with me. Do we realize that “ordinary people change the world”?
Meltzer told us all to go say thank you. A person may never know how much he/she might have had an impact on your life.
“Go Say Thank You.” – Brad Meltzer
As if those thought-provoking words were not enough, the next morning we met Michael Strahan and I was left with another memorable quote.
“Be who you are. Be comfortable in your own skin.” – Michael Strahan
To end the conference, I was lucky to listen to Derreck Kayongo. Kayongo shared his story of the Global Soap Project and how it all began. Derreck, I steal the soap too! To tell you the truth, I usually donate all of my soaps and shampoos when we give to our local soup kitchen. I was completely moved by his storytelling and words of wisdom. As he spoke, I realized how lucky we are to live in America and how we really do have the ability to make a difference. Then to
“Don’t just be accomplished. Be exceptional.”
“Raise inclusive children.” – Derreck Kayongo
These ideals alone made it completely worth it to attend the Dad 2.0 Summit. I also met a group of great people and great brands such as Dove Men+Care, Best Buy, Lego, Hello products, Domain.me, Meta, Lee, Kidde, Memory Web and Kia.
I hope these words of wisdom leave a positive mark on your day!
This looked like a really great conference. I’d love to attend in the future.
debbie campbell says
I love these quotes and insights. Sounds like a great conference to go to.
christina moore says
Thank you for sharing
Dads rock! Good post!
I love this post
Marla Jones says
sounds very interesting!
Amy Z. says
The speakers sound very inspiring and gave great advice!
christina moore says
Thank you for sharing, love the post