• Tasha Butler

21 Takeaways From Summit 21

21 Ninety’s Summit 21 was an amazing women’s empowerment conference for entrepreneurs, bloggers, and all around creatives. This two-day event took place in Atlanta Georgia at the Americarts Convention Center.

Leading up this this event I was superrrrr excited. I didn’t know what to expect but I welcomed the unknown with open arms.

What I gained from this event is priceless so you know I had to share my experience with ya’ll.

Here are 21 Takeaways from Summit21:

1. Fuel Your Body For Productivity

To be a winner you have to train like a winner. Start the day with a well balanced breakfast and meal prep for the remainder of the day and week. Not only did Summit21 provide us with breakfast and lunch, but Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones of “The Food Heaven Show” gave us daily hacks for fueling our bodies.

2. Limits Are Removable

Myleik Teele, Founder of Curl Box, started Day 1 with her Masterclass, “Limitless Living”. This queen left us all feeling inspired to go after our dreams without boundaries. She encouraged us to act with intention, gave us the run down on "The Power of Now”and gave us some boss advice for being a business woman.

3. It’s Okay To Start a Conversation With a Stranger

As my friend and I stood in seperate lines for check-in I met a lady from Texas named Brittany. We connected immediately and shared what we do and what brought us to Summit 21. Since then, we’ve kept in touch and have built a support system. It’s not always about meeting everyone, but making lasting connections with the people that you do meet.

4. It’s Okay To Say “I Follow You On Instagram”

I don’t know why people have such a hard time admitting that they follow someone on the gram lol. It’s like an ego-killer for some...especially if you never got that follow back! But when I saw Maria Antoinette, I just had to stop her and let her know that I follow her on IG, am subscribed to her blog, and that I love what’s she’s doing with her brand.

5. Be Prepared To Ask Questions

When researching networking events, take a look at who is presenting. Be sure that the line up or workshop correlates with your goals. Write down a couple of questions before the event. Who knows, you may get the chance to ask them directly.

6. Start With Where You Are & With What You Have

Maya Washington, of Shameless Maya gave us tech tips on creating our own, in home studio. You don’t always need fancy equipment. The most important thing is to just start with where you are and with what you have.

7. It’s Okay To Share Information

Knowledge is the greatest gift that you can give someone. In talking with other creatives at Summit21, I learned new apps to download, gained insight on affiliate marketing, and even learned new ways to save my coins. Blogger/Influencer Mattie James even gave me a link for a workbook that I've been looking for, for months!

8. Do Not Filter Your Blackness

From Oprah to Beyonce to Issa, the world survives and thrives off of Black Culture. Alex Wolf showed us that we are already culturally rich and that we don’t need to change for anyone.

9. It’s Okay To Show Gratitude