Wow - little did I know 10 years ago today that I'd still be here working for myself 10 years later!
Not because I doubted myself so much as hadn't thought about what I was going to do, and hadn't planned for it.
I just felt it was a good idea, and went for it!
Feelings are certainly the way I've made decisions about what to do in the last 10 years - even if the procurement strategies I've written have been more data driven!
Here's a snapshot of the feelings over the last 10 years.
It's felt a little erratic - at the start, and many times since.
It's felt like the spark might go out
It's felt a little lonely - as if it's me on my own trying to keep the spark going.
It's felt a little confusing - as if business and entrepreneurship have been a different language to the one I use in the rest of my life.
It's felt like I needed, and got, support to keep the spark going
It's felt structured, focused and on point.
It's felt exciting - with lots going on.
It's felt aligned
It's felt part of something bigger
Making a difference, and adding a spark for long term sustainability - for me, the organisations' I've work for, and the planet
and I've loved every year, and look forward to loving every year of the next 10 years.
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If you were hoping for a list of insights from the time I've worked for myself see my post from 3 years ago Fab at 50 with its list of 50! Or pop over to Twitter and #alisonrbcmanniversary for tweets from the day that shared what I'm passionate about.