I asked Chris Brogan today if he was living his three words for 2012. Temple, Untangle, and Practice. He answered with “Yes, everyday.” Chris started the three word process in 2006 in lieu of making resolutions. What three words can you use that help you to define your goals and experiences?
Separating, relationships, power — Those were the three words I focused on as a personal goal this year, 2012, as my year moved forward. I alluded to them in a post, but didn’t write them down. Nevertheless, this past year has been filled with creating new, powerful relationships that are pointing me to an amazing 2013. With some trepidation I also stepped into separating myself from relationships that are toxic and no longer work for me.
I decided it was time to focus on me, my dreams and my goals. It was not necessary to be swayed by other people’s problems and dilemmas. When possible, I tried to give them ideas and directions. Most often though, I’ve found out that people don’t want new ideas – they want to complain.I am not the complaint department. If you complain to me I’m going to ask “what is it you want?” and expect an answer to that question. If all you want to do is complain, I won’t have much time for you. There’s no kind way to tell someone that either. They don’t get it. C’est la vie.
I have a video shoot tomorrow with Melaleuca and flew out a day early to Salt Lake City. I’ve been here before and enjoy the people, sites and the mountains. Today I’ve spent the day in the hotel room. I even ordered room service. It’s been wonderful to rest, read, think, and ponder. I’ve been thinking about which words I want to choose for 2013. I know I want to travel more and be paid to write about what I see and do while traveling. I know I want to continue to work with small businesses and nonprofits on getting up to speed with offline and online marketing. I know I want to spend time with my mom while I still have her. I know I want to take better care of my body and get healthier. Seems like there’s some things I know! I’ll be spending next month on concentrating on what three words I can use to direct my focus for 2013.
I’d also love to hear what words you are considering and why!