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Why connecting and reflecting matters, from community guy & head of content marketing @ GoDaddy

Back in the early and mid 90’s, I did a lot of whitewater rafting, primarily on the Gauley River in West Virginia. Once you were in the flow, you were in the flow. No turning back. However (and this is a big however), if you were in the wrong part of the flow, things got very dicey, very quickly…sometimes with significant consequences. 

Before jumping into the flow, you need to know the direction you’re going. Just as importantly, after you come out of a particularly turbulent part of the flow, you need to look back, and think about what worked, what didn’t, and what you’re going to do next time.

– From a 2007 short post “Connect / Reflect.”

Photo credit: pthread1981 via VisualHunt / CC BY

The model of Connect/Reflect is more important than ever. While I still raft (now primarily on the American River out here in California), the idea of being able to take time to take a regular breather to disengage from the flow and reflect is critical.

This is why Camp Press matters.

Many of us in the technology industry are “in the flow,” seemingly 24/7. It’s critical to to get out from behind our devices, interact with others in actual conversation, and take time to process. With that time to reflect comes creativity and new ideas.

Join Chris and the rest of the awesome crew coming to Camp Press.
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