In this episode of Your Biz, Your Rules, I thought I’d delve into the much discussed “word of the year” concept that always seems to be bouncing around the interwebz at this time of year.
The key takeaways:
💛 The “word of the year” is a concept (dreamed up by Christine Kane) which involves setting a one-word intention for the year. However, I tend to use this words as prompts to check in with myself, to make sure I’m on track to achieve what I want from the world. This year, I’ve got 3:
Chill: I want to stop driving myself into the ground – I have a tendency to throw myself ALL IN, consequences be damned!
Change: Last year, I found myself coasting along quite a lot. I let myself be content hiding away behind the scenes, doing my client work and avoiding any of the big projects that could bring me a different kind of success.
Cha-ching: I’ve got a couple of big expenditures on the horizon (a.k.a. a house and a wedding) so this year I want to a) be discerning about what I spend and b) focus on work that brings in the money I’d like to be making.
So every time I have to make a decision, I’ll be asking myself:
- Will this eat into the downtime I’m so desperately hoping to have?
- Will this bring positive change to my life and business?
- Is this a sensible financial choice?
(So once again, I’ve taken an airy fairy concept and made it boring and practical but hey ho!)
Now tell me… what’s your word of the year?
Listen to this episode here.
The links + stuff:
- Christine Kane’s word of the year discovery tool
- The noble art of goal-setting
- 2 daily habits to avoid business burnout
- Profit First by Mike Michalowicz
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