For 2016, What Are Your Three Words?


For 2016, What Are Your Three Words?

new-years-day-972293_640Every Sunday, I receive an email from Chris Brogan, CEO of Owner Media Group. Chris offers insights on how to own (a business, your life) so that what you own works well for you.

This morning's email message included a nudge from Chris to create three words for 2016. "Pick any three words that will guide you in the choices you intend to make for 2016," he explains. "They should be words that let you challenge yourself as to motives and decisions. They should be words that help you guide your actions."

So, my three words for 2016 are: Teach. Receive. Experience.

I love to teach. I want to create more opportunities like the Certified Caregiving Consultant program.

I want to receive good health and valuable opportunities as well as help and support as I care for my parents.

I want to experience life, which means being open to traveling when I can, challenging myself as often as possible and being present with my family.

What about you? Tell us your three words for 2016 in our comments section, below.

(Reminder: Be sure to write a Note to Yourself about 2015.)

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1) Goals: I've never been one to set specific goals, however, I've always been one to be very productive and committed to getting things done. I am a major planner, and very OCD, so I guess I've just never needed goals - I've always just focused on tasks. That has totally fallen off, so I guess I'm going to have to set some specific, small goals to help me get back on my feet.\r\n2) Rejuvinate: I am tired. I LOOK tired. I am shocked when I see current pictures of myself. Over the past month I made time to have lunch with two work friends that I had not seen in a couple of months, and the first thing they both said to me was \"Wow, you look tired!\" (They meant it with love & concern, so I didn't take it as a negative, but they are right!) I don't just need sleep - I need a healthier diet, exercise, fresh air, and fun. \r\n3) Reconnect: With my husband (who has been incredibly tolerant of my neglect these past months!), my friends, myself, and my faith. It's time.


Appreciate. Connect. Grace.\r\nAppreciate every second of the blessings I have right now, to truly see and acknowledge in my heart the amazing circumstances of my life until the spring when I go home, and then after, too.\r\nConnect with my husband, daughter, pets, home, community, new future, new roots, new purpose when I get back to Ohio.\r\nGrace to fill the places where I am judgmental. This is my greatest challenge. I am not a graceful person. I have walls and structures that protect my life but reality doesn't play by that game. As my future unfolds, I would like 2016 to be a work of grace, receiving, giving, leaning into, resting on.