10 Tips to a Better MasterMind:
1. Arrive at least 1 hour early every day. – this may sound crazy to you people who like to sleep in but honestly… get there one hour before the show starts. You’ll easily find your seat and have the lay of the land. You’ll talk to some people you didn’t know and you might even set up a referral for the future. ONE HOUR!
2. Bring a bottle of water – Bring a bottle of water in case you get thirsty. You will.
3. Bring a pen – keep a pen on you at all times. You are going to need it.
4. Bring a sweater – hotel ballrooms can get cold quickly
5. Make lunch plans with someone you want to learn from BEFORE the event begins.
6. Have business cards on you at all times.
7. Bring a small snack
8. “Make your trip work for you.” – set a goal for the number of people you want to meet each day.
9. Make dinner plans – make plans for the evenings so you can network.
10. Sign up early – MasterMind sells out every year. Book next year right away!
Restaurants around downtown:
1. Basic : 410 Tenth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 – great open concept restaurant right across from the ballpark. Great place to grab a slice and a pint on a summer night.
2. Ironside Fish & Oyster : 1654 India St, San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: 619.269.3033 - awesome fish joint in the heart of Little Italy
3. Craft & Commerce : 625 West Beech Street, San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: 619.269.2202 – Skinny jeans? Mustaches? Knit caps? Yes, yes, yes. Also great drinks and food
4. Puesto : 7079, 789 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 Phone 619.233.8880 – One word… TACOS!
1. The Whiskey House : 420 Third Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: 619.546.6289 – AMAZING whiskey and bourbon selections.
2. barleymash : 600 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101 Phone 619.255.7373 – Good selection of local brews
3. Ballast Point Brewery : 2215 India St, San Diego, CA 92101 Phone 619.255.7213 – This is a small brewery turned big, but so far their beer is still pretty awesome
On your way out of town:
If you have time on Wednesday morning, wrap up your trip with an AMAZING breakfast at Hash House A Go Go : 3628 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 Phone 619.298.4646 - You will not be disappointed. Bring your appetite.