Do You Have a Word for 2018? I Do.
Did you know there are benefits to choosing a word for the year instead of making resolutions?
For many of us, making resolutions has long been a tradition often starting in childhood. But a few years ago I wanted to shake things up a bit. The list making of resolutions just wasn't cutting it anymore for me.
That's when I was introduced to a "Word" theme for the year.
My first year of picking a word was Vision. Who knew, right? Since I am all about Vision Boarding each year. (Stay tuned for details about my Vision Board Workshop). That year I worked hard at receiving my Life Coaching certification. It was a vision I had to empower women and help them live the life they dream of.
Next year my word was Growth. The year wasn't all about growing my business as it was experiencing growth in myself. I knew if I was going to be the best I could be as a Life Coach I needed to walk the walk. I opened myself up to fear, failure and vulnerability. I launched my very first workshop and boy was I scared. Getting up in front of a group and talking was a huge step for me. I had all the doubts in myself you could imagine.
"Why would anyone listen to what I have to say"?
"I am not good enough"
I soon found out that Yes I do make mistakes, and No I am not perfect. But I learn from my mistakes, get back up brush my self off and go at it again. One other thing I realized in that year of growth. I am good Enough.
This year's word is Create. I am very excited about the word because I am going to be creating new things in my Life Coaching biz for You. That's right new eBooks, courses you can sign up for. And... what I am most excited about creating in 2018 is the Women's Wellness Retreat in New Harmony, Indiana. It will be April 27th though April 29th. Mark your calendar now. More details to come soon.
I found this to be inspiring and wanted to share fellow Life Coach, Maggie Reyes thoughts on the new year and staying true to yourself.
Take the Oath – Repeat out loud with a mixture of solemnity and delight the following words:
I hereby commit to living my word this year. I will remember to BE the person I want to be. I will DO the things I want to do and then I will HAVE the results that represent Authentic Success to me. I will take Baby Steps towards my goals. When I feel "under construction" I will declare it good. I know my skyscraper is being built. Every day I will look for and find Inspiration and Power in my Words, Feelings, Thoughts and Actions. And so it is. Amen.
Send me an email and tell me what your Word for 2018 is. How are you going to stay true to your word for 2018?
Need help picking your word for 2018? Think about what makes you smile. How do you want to feel in the new year! Be open to new things in the new year.
Please share this blog post with someone who could use some positive words. Maybe your sister, coworker, or neighbor. I hope my words convince you to live a life you are destined to.
P.S. Send me a note if you are interested in The Women's Wellness Weekend and I will send you the details of the whole weekend.
Come and enjoy some time away, increase your energy, become mindful and add more self-care to your life!