My Three Words: Connect, Create, Control

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Chris Brogan has a beautiful, light-weight process that captures the spirit of new beginnings celebrated this time of year–without the baggage of resolutions–he calls it my 3 words*.  It works like this:

“Pick three words that help you the way a lighthouse helps a ship in a storm. Give yourself a word that guides you towards a powerful new opportunity, and that keeps you focused on what comes of this year. Use these words as starting points for tangible goals, SMART goals that can be measured and have dates to accomplish tasks by. These words sit above the actual goals, and set your guiding principles in place.”

My Three Words

I’m sharing my words to give you a peak into what to expect around here for the next year, as well as to create the sense of accountability that comes from announcing things in public.  If you’d like to participate leave your three words (or a link to your own three words post) in the comments. Continue reading

3 Simple Ways to Reclaim December

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December has a secret power.  It’s the only month of the year where you get to feel insanely busy for 31 days and then, at the end,  look back and feel like you accomplished nothing.  Isn’t that fun?

While there is little to do about the “insanely busy” part, making time for these three  activities in December will help you prepare for an amazing January. Continue reading