Did you know that 50% of people who set resolutions fall back into their old habits by the end of January? Instead of setting resolutions, last year I have decided on a ONE-WORD plan to provide more direction and clarity in what I do. It’s based on a book by Jon Gordon, Dan Britton and Jimmy Page (you can learn more about it here: http://amzn.to/2jvs6EI)
Last year, my word was SELFISH. Prior to the start of 2018, I felt somewhat overwhelmed. I was doing really well in my business however I was lacking direction, I’m prone to getting excited about new ideas and taking on too much! I was (and am!) easily distracted by things that sucked up my time i.e. scrolling my social media feeds and getting distracted when online researching work projects! I knew I had the skills it took to accomplish great things, but I was allowing the noise of everyday life to prevent me from getting them done. I believe having One Word Resolution helped me push beyond my limits to be able to continue my education, drive my business, work as an expert on a TV documentary, start and finish writing my first book, take my business to the next level and be present for my children. Having the word SELFISH helped me put me first so I could be fit, emotionally and physically for the people that matter to me – my clients and my family.
This year, 2019, my one-word resolution is UNSTOPPABLE. Why? At the start of 2019 I feel as if I’m on the right track with a lot of things… health, career, relationships, all the important stuff. However, I know I can improve. I don’t always feel like I am living up to my full potential. On my list of things to get done: Be THE best Resilience and Life Coach to my clients (new and old), flip old habits for new ones that allow me to be UNSTOPPABLE, continue expanding my business globally and continue to travel and make memories with my family. Putting those things in writing made me see that this year is about leveling up, getting better, and being UNSTOPPABLE in my strategies.
Do you want to select a word of the year? Here’s my advice: Select a word that has a strong WHY behind it. Think about what you want to accomplish in ALL areas of your life – career, home, family, finance, etc. Is there an overarching theme? A word that describes all of those goals? Next, put that word everywhere. Set it as your screensaver. Stick a Post-it on your bathroom mirror. Set periodic weekly reminders on your phone. Then, watch the power of ONE WORD transform your life.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed or on the edge of burnout then grab a copy of my new book The Burnout Solution, 12 weeks to a Calmer You.