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3 Words - 2020

Here they are, my 3 words for 2020. Funny thing I can't find my 3 words from 2019, I know I had them just didn't blog them. Shouldn't have tossed out that post-it note. Oh well on with the present. 2020 3 Words: Resilience -  Resilience is defined as "   the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness." If  the craziness of 2019 taught me anything it's that I have to be more resilient.  Having endured multiple career setbacks in 2019 it would be easy to just give up, but what fun would that be. 2020 is my year so I'm going to be tough and manage to overcome the difficulties that life throws at me. Plan - I need to make a better effort of creating concrete plans and sticking to them. If the plan doesn't work scrap it and come up with a new one...but plan. For too long I have just shown up and left things to "fate" (more on that for a later post). Stillness - Create more time for meditation, reflection
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3 Words - 2018

It's that time of year again. People making resolutions, life-improving statements etc. For a while now I have gone with the 3 words approach, started by Chris Brogan . And as usual, I am late posting them!  Last year my 3 words were Explore, Minimize and Laugh . I would say I was mildly successful with these words.  I did a lot of exploring, especially at my new place in Prince Edward County . I did begin to minimize, especially with my closet and I had a ton of laughs throughout the year. That being said 2017 turned out to be a somewhat challenging year due to forces beyond my control. It forced me to change course when I wasn't fully ready for it. With this mind, my 3 words for 2018 reflect part of what I had to go through and how I can better prepare myself for the future. After much thought and quick note taking, I was able to come up with my 3 words for 2018: Bulid: As I mentioned 2017 threw me a few curve balls but also left me with tremendous opportunity. Buil

My 3 Words - 2017

I am finally getting around to posting my 3 words for 2017. I have been doing this for a few years now and I find it an enjoyable experience. Thinking about the year in terms of words instead of resolutions works better for me. Resolutions seem to be too easy to blow off. The words help me frame the year in an easier way. Never heard of 3 words? Well it was started by Chris Brogan in 2006. To help me stay on track I write each word on post it notes for my home office and I write them on my white board for the times I am in the main office. Here's my 3 words from 2016: Begin Question Calm Looking back I could have done a better in all 3 areas, but I did make some head way so that's a good thing. My 2017 3 words: Minimize: It's time to start minimizing my life. This applies to all areas; business, personal, home, physical and mental. I have way too much clutter right now. I plan on streamlining everything so that I can live in a more enjoyable state.

3 Words - 2016

It's time to write about my 3 words of 2016. This is always a fun way to start the year and it works better than setting a resolution that you won't follow through on.   Chris Brogan started the 3 words deal back in 2006 . It's easy and it works this way: you choose 3 words to help you shape the coming year. See really easy To review 2015, my words were:  Gratitude Present Health For the most part I did pretty well with these. At times all three of these were a challenge, but that makes this exercise so worthwhile.  And just because I'm moving to three new words by no means am I going to stop focusing on last year's words. Here are my 2016 3 Words , in no particular order: 1) Begin: Get started! Man I come up with lots and lots of ideas, concepts etc, but I never really ever actually do anything about it. This year I am going to BEGIN. I will jump into a few of these ideas and just go and see where it takes me. 2) Question: I'm going

My 3 words for 2015

Well it's January 9th and I am finally getting around to writing about my 3 words for 2015. I love this exercise and have done it for a few years years now. If you're not familiar with the 3 words concept, it was started by Chris Brogan in 2006, you choose 3 words to help you shape the coming year.  So since I'm already 9 days late writing this I'm sure you're thinking procrastinate is one of my 3 words...nope that one is too easy and hey I don't procrastinate, too much. Here they are, in no particular order: 1) Gratitude: I chose this word because I need to be more grateful for the wonderful people that I have in my life. I find that at times, especially when I'm a little down, I forget just how lucky I am. So in 2015 I am going to focus on being more grateful and showing more gratitude to the people I love. 2) Present: As in live in the present moment, not the past or the future, live for the now. I have wasted so much of my life worrying

Setting Goals and Visualization - How my 8 year old did it

The winning jump Last week I went to watch my daughters regional track and field meet. She was selected as the only one to represent the Grade 2 girls in the standing long jump. She also made the 4 x 100 relay team. I was able to catch her standing landing jump event (missed the relay unfortunately). The participants were given a few practice attempts and I noticed that she was jumping very well. Once the event started she was flying. Her 3 jumps were great and she easily won the the Grade 2 Girls standing long jump by a significant margin. I was obviously very proud of her accomplishments, however I did have a few questions: What goes on in the mind of an 8 year in an event like this? Did she just jump and hope for the best? Or, did she have a specific goal in mind before she jumped? If any of you have an 8 year old you know how hard it is to get any information out of them. Wow! I was not ready for the answer I got. It absolutely floored me. She said "Daddy I just looked a

My 3 Words for 2014

What it's Jan. 28 already! I've been meaning to write my 3 words for 2014 for...well about 28 days now. I love the 3 words for the year initiative. I was introduced to this through Chris Brogan's blog   and I believe he started it. I did my first one last year . For the most part I was successful, although I could have completed more projects, but hey who can't say that. So here they are (in no particular order): Write: I want to write more. I really enjoy writing, but I can always find an excuse not to write. I'm not great at it, yet, (and that may be why I don't do it enough) but the only way to get better is to do it more. So in 2014 I am going be writing more. Empathy: I have been continually trying to improve in this area. In doing so I have been reading a lot on the subject. This year I want to put it into practice. Although this will take some adjustments in my mindset it will be well worth it. Positive: Staying positive has been something