Podcasts! Wow, I have no idea why I’ve never listened to one because it only took two weeks to get hooked.
My current listening list includes The Owner’s Mind by Chris Brogan and Hello Friend Lucrecer Braxton. Today I just added Joe Pulizzi from Content Inc., Lean Blog by Mark Graban and The Candid Frame by Mick Victor.
Through listening to these amazing people, I heard both Lucrercer and Chris talk about creating three words for the new year. I attempted to create a “theme” for the year for the past couple and something about it never stuck. That’s when I realized (indirectly told by L&C) that I was doing it all wrong. I wasn’t sticking to the word because I didn’t give it any meaning and I wasn’t following through. My decisions weren’t guided by the word. It was just as bad as creating a list of New Year’s Resolutions, those I stopped ages ago!
So this year I came up with three words that actually mean something at this point in my life. My three words are; Limitless, Wealth and Evolve.
I choose limitless for several reasons but the main driver is to remind myself to stop living in a box and go outside the lines. I have the ability to reach my goals and the only limits that exist are the ones I keep creating myself.
So as I think the opportunities and decisions I want to make sure I’m doing things outside of my comfort zone.
When I chose wealth, it wasn’t necessarily about money, but I certainly won’t complain if the bank account increases. I want to be wealthy in happiness, I want to make sure I’m taking on tasks and challenges because I want to. I want to have a wealthy family relationship, I want our life experiences to grow as a family. I want to gain a wealth of knowledge in the things I’m passionate about, photography and content creation.
Lastly, I choose evolve because through this journey my life will be evolving. The work I do and how I do it will evolve. The relations I make will evolve, even our location in this world will evolve.
So there you have it my three words for 2016, limitless, wealth, and evolve. Who knows this year maybe I’ll evolve into a podcaster, maybe not. I think I’ll start small and give periscope a whirl.
It’s only February you still have time to create your three words for 2016. If you do drop me a note and let me know what they are and be sure to thank Lucrecer and Chris for spreading the phenomenon.