Pearls From #FinCon18

This past weekend over 2,000 like minded people converged in Orlando, Florida for #FinCon18. A place for financial bloggers, podcasters and influencers to meet “in real life” and exchange ideas and encourage each other to keep on spreading the message of financial freedom!

My favorite “online celebrities” were walking around, like Mr. Money Mustache, Jean Chatzy of Her Money, and even Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist!

My favorite part of the conference was hanging out with my fellow #FinConDocs! Close to 25 of us were there. How often do you get to hang out with doctors of other specialities who are financially like minded? These are my people! And the list of #FinConDocs keeps growing – some have said, or rather lamented about this. Ugh, ANOTHER copycat doctor finance blog? I beg to differ! There aren’t enough! Until every doctor is taking care of their finances there is more work to be done. Every one of us has a unique voice and not every doctor will connect with us.

Just some awesome #FinConDocs hanging out: Nii Darko of Docs Outside the Box podcast, his wife Renee Darko, Peter Kim of Passive Income MD, Carrie Reynolds of the Hippocratic Hustle Podcast, David Draghinas of Doctors Unbound podcast, Victor of 39point6 and Dr. Nikki of The Female Money Doctor (representing the UK!).

I learned a TON (and my to do list has ballooned by 1000000%). Here are some of the pearls I learned:

“Businesses die by suicide, not by murder”

LOOOOVE this quote. When we collaborate and support each other’s work, we ALL win. Cultivate a mindset of abundance not scarcity. I love that there are so many physician voices in the finance space. I love even more that there are more women physicians creating great content.

“Gratitude, not attitude”

Andy of the Marriage, Kids & Money podcast gave me this tip. He interviewed Rachel Cruze (daughter of Dave Ramsey) about gratitude at #FinCon18. Start the day writing at least two things you are grateful for. I’ve struggled to make this a daily habit for decades. This habit keeps your mind open and generous.

Outsource!

When I first started this blog I never thought I would get to a place where I would need help to manage it. FinCon taught me the value of having a virtual assistant to assist with the “the scut” so I can stay focused on creating content.

Find your niche, the specific the better!

Emma from Wealthy Single Mommy gave one of the closing keynote talks on tips for finding your avatar and niche. The more specific the better! This niche does not mean you’ll only get those exact readers! Emma caters to professional single mom but she also attracts married women (who may be angry or contemplating divorce and …isn't there a single mom in all of us?) and men. When I first started this blog I worried that my niche of women physicians was too small but it’s actually perfect.

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