Interrupting the Wednesday Entrepreneur Interview series for this post about #reverb10, seeing as I’m part of the interactive crew & can’t think of a better way to start the last month of the year than blogging about what 2010 was all about and what I want 2011 to be.
The next interview will be posted on Friday & Mike Dooley’s Infinite Possibilities book giveaway winner announced then as well. Stay tuned!
So what is this all about?
Reverb 10 is an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next. The end of the year is an opportunity to reflect on what’s happened, and to send out reverberations for the year ahead. For more info, check out #reverb10 and sign up for your daily prompt.
Dec 1 prompt:
Encapsulate the year 2010 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2011 for you? Gwen Bell.
My word for 2010: ILLUMINATIVE.
It didn’t feel like it all year.
But it makes total sense now.
2010 has been nothing like I imagined.
I’d intended it to be the year everything came together for me, from launching a new business idea to rebranding my current business, fitness and relationship goals and so much more.
2010 started off great, full of promise.
I came back from a holiday in New Zealand, got certified as a Professional Coach, the Olympics came to Vancouver, we won Hockey Gold.
I attended amazing conferences, made fantastic new friends, rebranded my site, collaborated with talented colleagues, lead social media teleclasses, wrote my 1st eBook & tons more cool stuff.
Somewhere in the fall, it started falling apart (ironic, much?).
Suddenly, everything seemed harder than necessary, murkier than ever and more confusing than I thought possible.
I stayed the course. I gave up.
I acted out of pure faith. I cursed my lot.
I had some fantastic breakthroughs. I had major ups and downs.
I went with the flow. I tried too hard.
I got noticed. I noticed.
And I looked for answers.
I discovered what I wanted. I realised I had no idea what I wanted.
I saw it clear as day. It got foggy just as quick.
I trusted. I got desperate.
I discovered the voice within me that wanted to be heard. It scared me.
I learned that I didn’t have the answers I sought, no one did. I learned I didn’t have to know.
I held on. I let go.
I laughed and had the time of my life. I contemplated what dying would be like.
I made decisions. I rescinded my decisions.
I was anchored. I felt adrift.
I discovered that I wanted to be a 6 figure coach creating a passive income stream. I discovered I was an entrepreneur, not just a self employed person.
I realised I didn’t want to be a “6 figure coach with a passive income stream” but a ridiculously passionate and authentic being, living her truth and being courageous, and allowing abundance in as a result.
I wanted to be the best version of me.
And then, best of all..
I discovered I was already her.
As the year draws to an end, I’m reflecting and smiling.
I gave up my apartment for an adventure in Argentina & find myself homeless for December instead. And yet, the little flame just got a whole lot brighter as today, of all days, I came home to what 2010 has been leading upto, what it has taken 11 months to bring home to me.
Self beliefs, beliefs and patterns, your beliefs, my beliefs, self limiting beliefs, empowering beliefs, believing in you, believing in me.
So there you have it, my intention for 2011:
BELIEVE / BELIEFS.
While replying to a comment by Riayn I realised two more words encapsulate my years perfectly:
2010 was all about me being in my HEAD. 2011 is all about me being in my HEART.
From HEAD to HEART. This is it.
I’d love to hear from you – what would your word for 2010 be? And what do you want 2011 to be? If you’d like to reverbate this December, come join us!