[Video] The One Word Theme New Year Planning Tool

Happy New Year! (tomorrow.)

You may know that I choose one word every year as a theme for the year ahead. Last year’s word was Beauty. In many ways, it was a year made more beautiful by my commitment to that theme (amidst some very intense personal growth and, well, struggle.) I plan to write out a review of the year, with the theme of beauty as a thread, in the weeks to come. But for today, we are moving forward! In this video, I reveal my One Word Theme for 2013. I do this in hopes it will serve as an example for another way you might like to think about your own year ahead.

Since it’s a bit long, here are some time markers you canĀ  use to pick sections to watch/listen to, depending on your interests:

  • 28 seconds: Where I acknowledge that the words on my shirt are backward
  • 57 seconds: Why I choose a one word theme & what this has to do with YOU
  • 1 minute, 57 seconds: My One Word Theme for 2013, Revealed – and the elements of it applied to the year to come
  • 2 minutes, 26 seconds: About trust
  • 3 minutes, 14 seconds: The moment of Delight
  • 3 minutes, 45 seconds: Summary of the applied theme
  • 3 minutes, 56 seconds: My favorite Part
  • 4 minutes, 28 seconds: Questions for you – and an invitation to write or call me

Now, here’s the video. I hope it serves you. Please share thoughts, themes, and reflections in the comments or by email with me! I’d so love to hear from you.

Comments

  1. says

    Hi Michelle!
    Wow! I love the video. I too have been selecting a theme and then a sub-theme (cover all bases); then I select my words for the year. I do this process for my personal life and for my biz – yes, I do it separately so it really makes me dig deeper into discovering my intention and attention for the year. I also develop what I call my “guiding compass” for the year. A statement that puts all of this together. These “words” then become a permanent part of my daily planner to remind me of my compass for the year. Thank you Michelle for sharing your word – I love it! I’ll be working on my “word” this weekend and can’t wait to see what I come up with this year.

  2. says

    Hi Bonnie~ “Guiding compass” – yes, very nice! So diligent, too, having it in your daily planner. What a great idea. Often when I ask others if they choose a theme or words or resolutions, they tell me that they always forget whatever they chose within a few weeks. This daily planner move would take care of that, wouldn’t it? I look forward to learning your words once you have them selected. Please share!

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