I was able to spend a great Saturday with the Marys and our close friends the Palfreemans and Brawners sprinkled with some great sports watching (damn no-shooting Duke) and a BBQ that went late into the evening. On Sunday we home-churched as Shannon and I both had presentations to complete and I left for XNA late that afternoon.
Living up to our community first mantra at Collective Bias, we asked members of our community to join us at Social Fresh, so I was able to meet Buck Rogers, Debba Haupert and Jerri Ann Reason for dinner at the Maxwell House Millennium. Jason Keath did a wonderful job of making Social Fresh, well, fresh and not a repeat of the same social media conference I feel like I’ve been to during the past year (social media is important and you better not ignore it yadda, yadda)
Finally, I ended up in Scottsdale for meetings with eMarketing. The company is a fabulous digital development house and is doing some amazing things in the promotion and game space.
The big realization for me this week is that too much travel can leave you woefully out of touch with your family, friends and business. Balance is key and so hard to achieve. Mostly, I feel very bad for Shannon. She has a big job and balance in her life is extra hard because of my travel. Thank-you for all you do, I owe you!