Last year I canceled my birthday dinner for business. As it was, it was nearly impossible to get an evening off to schedule it. But once I did schedule it and the invites were out, I found out about this fantastic workshop being offered through Biznik.com that showed everyone how to make their website appear at the top of search engines -- on the same night. With competitors popping up and sometimes showing up on the search engines before I do, I felt like attending that workshop was more important for my future than a birthday party. So I canceled the birthday plans and went to the workshop instead. It turned out to be a great decision. I applied everything I learned at the workshop and my website consistently comes up at the top or nearly the top whenever you google for pole classes in Seattle.
I just can't believe I'm canceling my birthday for a second year in a row. But at least I still have Norwescon as a mini-vacation to enjoy for my birthday.