Sunday, December 22, 2013

#reverb13 Bonus Post: taking it to the next level

It's so strange to think that Reverb13 is over! I don't think it has really hit me yet. How are you faring?

As a parting gift, I really wanted to share some of the resources that have helped me take the sorts of practices we have been cultivating in Reverb13 to the next level.

I’m not sure that I’d recommend taking up every single opportunity listed below: there is such thing as manifesting overload!! So, as always, feel free to trawl through and pick out what works for you then discard the rest.

These are all free and open access:

If Reverb13 has left you hungry for more, then you'll be glad to hear that my friend Meredith Shadwill is running the Cultivate blog challenge again in January 2014. You can sign up here, then keep an eye on Meredith's blog for details. Cultivate14 will be the perfect way to tend to all the seeds you have planted during Reverb13.

For those of you who are keen on joining an intelligent, supportive group for your writing in general, then I'd highly recommend StoryDam. I've participated in a couple of their twitter forums and they've been an absolute hoot! It's also been wonderful to see the exchange of tips and tricks and advice between this gorgeous group of kindred spirits.

My creative coach Satya Robyn is offering a 31 day mindful writing challenge in January which looks all set to be simply gorgeous. Like Satya, the program is encouraging but gentle: perfect for us time-poor folk looking to incorporate a few more moments of magic into our every day. There's also additional support by way of an e-course, should you feel the need/inclination.

Christine Kane’s Word of the Year discovery tool is so useful for discovering what your word might be, if you haven't done so already or if you want to develop a more nuanced understanding of what your word has to offer. As you can see, it’s not been updated since 2010 but there’s nothing stopping you from doing as I do, printing it out and changing the year manually!

Chris Guillebeau offers a simple but effective framework for evaluating the successes (or otherwise) of the year that's passing, including the invitation to add your responses to those of his legion of followers.

Alex Franzen's work always packs a punch and this offering is no exception: a short but sweet series of questions designed to get you focusing on your true work in 2014.

Susannah Conway's wonderful workbook and planner continues to be one of my favourite manifesting tools. I do mine on New Year's Eve!

These you need to sign up, or pay, for:

Beth Kempton is offering a lovely free PDF called New Year's Revolution. You need to sign up for her newsletter to receive it and it's full of inspiring but practical tips to bring your heart's desires to fruition in 2014.

Subscribe to Kate Swoboda’s Your Courageous Life newsletter (which is well worthwhile) to receive her 2014 Courageous Living Planner. These resources are sassy and smart, not unlike Kate herself.

Leonie Dawson's Create Your Amazing Year workbooks/planners/calendars for life and business continue to be much-loved and extremely useful (and very reasonably priced) resources for women all over the world.

P.S. I feel compelled to add: I’m not an affiliate for any of these, and don’t receive any sort of commission for endorsement, I’m just keen to share the love, as these resources have really enriched my journey.

P.P.S. I'm sure I've missed many other opportunities here. As I said, I only feel comfortable endorsing the ones I have used. But you are very welcome to add more resources in the comments below, if you have used them yourself and feel that others would benefit from knowing about them.

And last but not least:

We've been so very blessed to sample the talents of an incredible team of guest bloggers this year: Kylie Bellard; Jill Salahub; Alana Lawson; Summer Pierre; Meredith Shadwill; Rachael Maddox; Philippa Moore; Michael Douglas Moore; Liz Amaya; and Kelly Letky. We were also very lucky to have been graced with Camille Condon's incredible design skills in the form of a blog button and email banner.

I love each and every one of these talented people dearly and cannot begin to express my gratitude for their generosity of spirit at such a busy time of year. I follow their blogs and twitter feeds and can honestly say that you will not regret doing the same.

Once again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you all -- including and especially YOU who is reading this -- for making Reverb13 a truly magic experience. May your every dream come true in 2014.

Stay in touch.

Kat x


  1. Thanks so much for sharing these resources, Kat. I bookmarked every single one!
    I haven't been able to participate in Reverb13 the way I'd hoped to, so I really appreciate that you've given me something to look forward to! :)

  2. wait it doesn't go to the end of the year? I'm still playing catchup but enjoying doing so.Thank you for everything you have done to make this possible and for all the encouragement. I'll be visiting you often!

  3. LOVE this list and all you have done for #Reverb13 - THANK YOU!!!

  4. Kat, thank you so much for all of your hard work. You have made reverb13 a success in every sense of the word. This list is fantastic, I can't wait to get stuck in with more projects of positivity. My day planner arrived on Christmas eve, I can't thank you enough for the gift and the postcard inside melted my heart. You have personally encouraged me to keep writing no matter what. I wish you all the very best and shall endeavour to keep in touch. Sending magical Christmas wishes to you and yours. Helena xxxx

  5. Kat, thank you so much for reverb13. I fell out a bit because of family drama but I'm actually looking at continuing to write on the topics since it has been so helpful. I look forward to reading you more !