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Five Minutes. No Apologies.

Today’s #reverb10 asks us to think about the moments we most want to remember about 2010. Where do I begin?

  • The first time I saw my wife in her wedding dress.
  • The moment I said “I do” and made the first “forever” decision in my entire life.
  • Winning the NBA Jam tournament amongst my Groomsmen before putting on my tux on my wedding day.
  • Eating Gyros at 3am in Chicago during my bachelor party – aka – the worst decision of my life.
  • The drive home after I lost my job and the almost instant feeling of empowerment and freedom.
  • The day I launched my first business.
  • Sipping sangria and eating our third ice cream Sundae at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco on my honeymoon.
  • Walking down the strip in the 100 degree Las Vegas heat with my wife sipping our 60 ounce novelty margaritas – aka – the second worst decision of my life.
  • My Tuesday’s in downtown Chicago – meeting amazing people and being inspired by them.
  • The moment I walked on stage and spoke at my first conference.
  • Launching Proof Branding.
  • Living my dream.

I met with my accountant yesterday and I apologized to her, telling her I wasn’t as prepared as I should be to report everything that I’ve made this year. I told her, “2010 has been a whirlwind, it’s happened so fast and I’ve done everything I can to keep up”.

But there’s no need to apologize for this year. 2010 has been a year of personal and professional growth beyond my wildest dreams. It’s been the best year of my life – one filled with defining moments, important decisions, and moments I’ll never forget.

What has 2010 meant to you? What are your most memorable moments?

Check out the full rundown of my #reverb10 posts here

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  1. Wow, what a ride this year has been for you! I still remember reading your post about losing your job – loved that one.

    I know this year has brought a lot of personal growth for me too, I’m thinking that’s what 2010 must be about. Looking forward to seeing where 2011 takes you, too!

    • I took about an hour to feel sorry for myself after losing my job, then started thinking about the next step. It was incredibly empowering – proving that the worst can sometimes bring out your best.

      • Nice! I didn’t even cry. I thought I would but I was so done with that place. I just had a hard time going home so I walked around a mall, called my Mom and told her what happened, grabbed lunch with a friend, and went home later that night completely fine with life and the loss of my job. Congrats to you for moving beyond and launching your business! :)

        • Thanks! I had my breakdown – felt good to get it out, then wrote a post here a couple hours after it happened, and the rest, as they say, is history :) Couldn’t have asked for a bigger blessing in disguise. :)

          • My biggest regret was not blogging about it which is weird because I blog about everything! All I wanted to do that day was just “smell the roses.” It’s a cliche but it made sense at that moment. I just went back and read your blog post about the experience. My morning started much the same way – funny how you never see it coming yet it alters your whole life but for the better. :)

  2. I love your list. It’s crazy to see what happens when a job is lost. I’m in the same boat and it has been a whirlwind of a crazy year. And it’s amazing what comes to mind when you only have five minutes. Here’s to a great 2011!

  3. Hey amiga!!! I really like the dress but… I think the top is SO YOU!! So colorful and free flowing- that’s my choice for you. You’ll produce a splash in either. I really like the Limited but haven’t shopped there inside of a while- thanks for that reminder. Hugs!!

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