My 3 Words for 2014

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Since 2011 I have participated with picking 3 words to help guide my year.  This idea has come from Chris Brogan and it has helped keep me focus on my goals throughout the year. Chris wrote last year about this process: If there were a hierarchy to planning out your year, it would look like this: The big story. Vision. Goals. Plans and Milestones. The daily calendar. You could argue which goes first, a vision or a big story. I’d accept either. But to me, a vision is a story told in goals, so I put it below the big story. The big story is that which we want to believe about our life and our goals and our plan. The vision is how you lay that out into something you can do. Goals are a way of knowing that you’re headed in the direction of your vision and your story. Plans and milestones are what make up goals, and if this doesn’t land on the calendar, you don’t have anything. The three words are a shorthand representation of your bigger story. It’s kind of like how an icon isn’t the software program. It’s just a way for you to mentally access all the work you’re doing. Make sense? I really believe in creating a vision for ourselves and to be intentional about what we do and how we do it. Some of my past goals have been 2011 –  Acceleration, Mindfulness, and Learning 2012 – Simplify, Share and Balance 2013-  Transform, Practice, and Completion My words […]

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My 3 Words for 2012

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After reading Chris Brogan’s post last year on three words replacing the traditional New Year’s Resolutions I was hooked.  I picked Acceleration, Mindfulness, and Learning as my three words.  I feel like they served me well throughout the year. This year I have three words which are going to take my life and my family to the next level.  Over the next three days I want to share them with you and more about what they are going to mean for me this year.  I totally agree with Chris when he says “Resolutions are often too vague, or too directed towards one goal. It might be “quit smoking” or “lose 20 pounds” or “get hired.” These are all fine aspirations, but I challenge you to dig deeper, to find three words that could be used as lighthouses to guide you through stormy seas, that can be used as flags on the battlefield of your challenges, words that will bolster you and give you a direction that goes beyond the goals you might attach as a result of these words.”   So I have dug deep and I have prayed about and pondered what my three words will be for 2012.  I will also take some action steps to properly executing and keeping focus on my words.  I hope to have month-long goals but some might be longer and others shorter. My 3 Words for 2012 are:

My 3 Words for 2011

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This video reminds me that I can do anything that I put my mind too.  I have lots of dreams in my life and I will not let anyone  (Including MYSELF) tell me that I can’t do something that I want or feel called to do.  This video clip is a great reminder to me that message as I stat off a new year.  I tend to read a lot of blogs, some inspire me, some make me think, while others make me laugh or teach me something (for a listing of my favorites click here). One of the blogs that I read alot is by social media expert Chris Brogan. Chris has posted that he does not believe New Year’s resolutions help him very much, instead he is fond of choosing three words to provide a focus for the new year. I really like the idea!! I have posted my thoughts on New Year’s Resolutions, and instead of picking one word, this year I am going to pick three that I am going to use to propel me into 2011 and beyond. Here is a list of my three words: Acceleration: This is an important one for me, I want 2011 to be about acceleration. To me this means moving constantly. I want to move, move, move all the time. I want to get things done in a timely fashion. I don’t want to sit around, I want to be up and out in the world moving. For me […]