Archives for December 28, 2013

Gearing up for the New Year

Gearing up for a fresh start in 2014. To that end, I am thinking about my year goals, with the aim to inspire myself to persevere throughout.

I am using two modes of thought to plan out my year.

My 3 Words

The first will be from Chris Brogan, who every year chooses three words to help focus his “goals and efforts”. Like him, I will publish them at the first of the year.
Here is is a snippet of his reasoning:

Think of three words that sum up what you want to work actionably on changing/improving in the coming year. It works best when the words are positive in spirit and not negative. For instance: “Fat” isn’t exactly a great word, but “Fit” would be better. Think of words that give you more than just a simple goal. For instance, instead of “fit,” I’d look to go with “athlete” or “marathon runner” or some person that connects you to those goals.

Read the rest here.

Align work with values

The second will be to align my work (podcast and otherwise) with my values.

Pamela Slim has some guidelines that look like they will be very helpful for that.

It’s not that I think my work/podcast ISN’T aligned with my values, it’s that I think if my work is more aligned with my values, it will be better.

So Three Words. And Values. More on both of these concepts in the coming week.