Back To Bullish Conference 2013

The 2013 Bullish Conference feels, simultaneously, like it was just yesterday and like it was a million years away. On the one hand, I can’t believe how clearly I remember everything about it – the workshops, meeting Bullicorns from around the world, the beautiful pool and beach, running down Collins Avenue to find bottles of wine for thirsty Bullicorns –…

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Jen’s BullCon Photo Diary

The 2014 Bullish Conference is in just 156 days! Photos of BullCon2013 by our conference photographer Julie Lavoie are here. But here I’d like to share my personal snapshots from last year’s glorious (and gloriously productive!) trip to Miami. Packing, and lint-rolling the cat hair from my new purple suitcase.   Three days, three fabulous pairs of shoes.   Miami…

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Friday Links: BullCon2013 Edition

What happens in Miami definitely does not stay in Miami, as evidenced by the many tweets, Instagram photos, and blog posts that came from our first ever Bullish Conference at the Surfcomber Hotel. Emily Brown, the winner of our BullCon Blogger Scholarship, posted updates from each session throughout the conference – you can read them all here. Julie Lavoie, official…

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Best of Bullish Mad Libs

Saturday at the Bullish Conference, we opened with BULLISH MAD LIBS. Here is a pic of a few ladies working on them. And here are some of the best bits from BULLISH MAD LIBS. Here’s a great title. Maybe I should actually write this:   Argue with this!   Why multiple high heel streams are crucial.   You too can…

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Blossoming into a Badass at BullCon2013

What should women be like if they are not mothers, daughters, cheerleaders, supermodels, or manic pixie dream girls? We are consistently told that we can’t have it all, and we can’t be everything. What then can we be? For me, Jen Dziura’s idea of a gentlewoman/Bullicorn is as good a model as any. Rather than advocating for one career or…

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Pitching to Editors and Beyond

After a tumultuous night including a delicious dinner in downtown Miami Beach, unicorn puzzles and champagne, and a harrowing late night adventure in an elevator, the Bullicorns showed up for breakfast bright and early. After a breakfast on the veranda, Jennifer Wright kicked off the day, explaining How to Sell Yourself Without Selling Out. She explains that the essence of…

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Time Management IRL

One reason to attend conferences is the benefit of hearing from experts. At the Bullish Conference today, experts in time management, negotiation, and life planning inspired and challenged their audience. But applying their wisdom to your everyday life can be challenging. The last session of the day featured Haley Mlotek, giving Bullicorns a real world example with her presentation, All…

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Conquering Your Schedule Hour by Hour

Guest post by #BullCon13 blogger Emily Brown Think you’re busy? Laura Vanderkam is on to you. The writer of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think and What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, studies the disconnect between how we think we spend our time, and how we actually do. At the Bullish Conference, Laura presented the…

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Planning Your 2014 at #BullCon2013

Really big goals require advanced planning. Jen Dziura recognizes this, and advocates for lifestyle and career design in the long term. At the Bullish Conference, she advised conference attendees on the following five principles for long-term planning: Extreme advanced planning. Planning in advance requires a different part of your brain than planning for the near future. Deliberate choices. If you…

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