Hey, everybody, just wanted to say hello.
I’m up to my eyeballs in work that doesn’t make me wealthy, which is the worst kind of work.
When you work for a company and have a little bit of gravitas, people do things for you. When you work on your own, you watch your cash flow and only outsource the truly life-changing tasks.
But I did want to tell you about a few things.
1. I’m going to SHRM but won’t be attending the conference. Instead, I’m in meetings and heading out to celebrate my friend Jennifer McClure’s birthday. It’s what I do every year: complain about the conference, show up around the ecosystem, and hate myself for attending an HR conference instead of going to The Maldives. I don’t have time to see anybody socially except Jennifer, but, if you’re attending the show, make sure you check out the sessions from Jennifer McClure, Tim Sackett, and Kris Dunn.
2. My HR Book Club is on the backburner. It’s not a priority right now because my life revolves around running a speaking business, consulting, coaching, and writing a book. But I’m going to kick things back into gear after Labor Day, and I’d love some book suggestions. What have you read that you love? Tell me at firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe we can swap recommendations.
3. I’m speaking at a few places, this summer. I’ll be volunteering my time as a keynote speaker at the inaugural Hacking HR event in Durham, NC. Then I’ll be at Plansource Eclipse in July. You can also find me at the HCI event in Denver. (I’m leaving that HCI event and flying to Chicago to see Spoon, Beck, and Cage the Elephant and maybe my family. I’m excited about that.) Finally, I’ll be at HR + L&D Innovation &Tech Fest in Johannesburg in August. If you’re at these events, say hello like a normal person and maybe we can chat!
Those are my updates. Thanks for all your warm wishes and support. It’s been a busy year, and I’m so close to a next-level breakthrough. I just have to run payroll and reconcile my Quickbooks accounts first.