FMT’s Ross MacLane calls this conference “the must attend event of the year for any FileMaker Developer!” For a limited time save $50 on the conference, use promo code FMTMOOSE15 at checkout. You’ll learn great techniques to successfully manage your business, you’ll bond with like-minded colleagues, and you’ll walk away with a slew of ideas on how to create your own balance between work and life. If you’re a consultant you know that your job doesn’t end when the clock strikes 5. It’s not just because you haven’t set proper boundaries, or you’re running behind, or you can never keep up. It’s because you’re a problem solver and you’re motivated—interested in solving whatever problem is confronting you and your client. You’re thinking about work all the time.
When a eureka moment comes to you while you’re driving, or taking a shower, or when you first wake up in the morning, it’s a great feeling! But when you’re taking on problems that are keeping you up at night, or making you feel like you have to work over the weekend or on a holiday, and you’re missing time with your family—that’s a different story.
Jason and I are both established developers and right now, like many of our colleagues, we’re swamped. I’m constantly behind and feeling like the quality of my work is suffering because I just can’t keep up. I’m not even returning calls from leads right now because I need all my time to do right by my current clients. That—we all know—is a recipe for failure because it means I’m too busy now and may have nothing to do in January!
Jason and I talk about this issue of “work versus life balance” and the short hand became “work life.” In many ways, my work is an integral and fulfilling part of my life. Since the boundaries between work time and personal time are often blurred, we believe it is of the utmost importance that consultants (in particular) learn how to find enjoyment in their day-to-day work.
The focus of Elusive Moose is to help you enjoy your work. Enjoying your work means implementing techniques that allow you to be more efficient, more profitable, and more capable of delivering the high quality services. Enjoying your work means you aren’t afraid to answer the phone because it might be a lead! Enjoying your work means you have a team of like-minded colleagues who can help you through the freakishly busy, disastrously challenging, and tragically slow times.
Join us in October for the Find Your Moose conference. You’ll learn great techniques to successfully manage your business, you’ll bond with like-minded colleagues, and you’ll walk away with a slew of ideas on how to create your own balance between work and life.
Keep reading for a brief FAQ about the conference. Hope to see you in Chicago this October!
Find Your Moose 2015—a brand new, 2-day work life conference designed to help attendees find the balance required to enjoy life as successful entrepreneurs.
October 28 & 29, 2015
The newly established, 17th floor conference center at East-West University in downtown Chicago, IL.
FileMaker developers, technical leads, project managers, and business owners.
You likely have no problem doing most of what you do with your work, yet there are challenges that get in your way, cause you stress, and prevent you from truly enjoying what you do. The solutions to these challenges seem like they should be easy to see and implement, but they elude you! Those solutions are your “elusive moose” and we’re here to help you find them.
With over 15 sessions and panels, topics covered will include work life balance; optimizing sales and marketing; effective time and project management; networking; managing personal and business finances, reducing stress, aligning personal and work cultures, and more. Visit the Find Your Moose website for detailed session descriptions and speaker profiles.
For a limited time save $50 on the conference, use promo code FMTMOOSE15 at checkout! Register and learn more (including what this whole “moose” thing means) at https://findyourmoose.com/.