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Insights, Bold Talks & Charity Walks: 3 Lessons from Hubspot's INBOUND Conference

hubspotpostLast week, The Frontier Group was represented in Boston for the HubSpot  INBOUND 2014 annual conference.

To the outsider (and many insiders), it was four days of a bunch of marketing nerds getting together to learn and discuss what they love with experts and their peers.


While the conference was primarily targeted towards marketers and agencies, anyone would have fit right in and learned valuable lessons from the conference’s keynote speakers. All of the keynote speeches carried powerful themes from making a difference from Charity Water’s Paull Young to Guy Kawasaki talking about being bold and taking a stand for what you believe to Martha Stewart discussing how she built an empire based on the simple concept of DIY.

Whether you are a marketer or not, in the workforce or not, employed or unemployed, there are three key takeaways from these keynotes speeches that can apply to everyone in their career search.


Whether it is in your career or in your personal life, find some sort of inspiration, and do what you love. If you aren’t happy in your career, it’s never too late and you are never too old to make a change and take a different path.


If you find yourself inspired to accomplish something, write it down, and make it a goal. Goals are more likely to be accomplished if they are written down because you can actually see them in front of you.

Once you have them written down, don’t just set them aside and hope that you remember them. Refer back to them. It will help you keep your goals top-of-mind and remind yourself of where you’re going.


Lastly, once you’ve established your goals, go after them. Life is scary. Everyone worries about family, money, relationships...the list goes on. Too many put their goals on the backburner out of fear. But no one ever got to where they wanted to without taking a leap of faith. Step out of your comfort zone and work hard.

There may be setbacks, but don’t take a setback as a failure. Take it as a learning experience and move forward.

These aren’t the most unique lessons. You may have heard them one time or another, but they are too often lost in the shuffle of daily life. They can be applied to your career, your job search, or your personal life. Just don’t forget them.