127: My 3 Words for 2020


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Happy new year.

For many of us, this is a time of contemplating and deliberately creating the new year.

A time for envisioning what we want to do better, differently this year.

A time for starting and breaking habits.

Each January for a few years, I’ve taken on Chris Brogan‘s invitation to set three words as a focus for the year.

Chris Brogan is an American author, journalist, marketing consultant, and speaker about social media marketing I’ve had the pleasure to meet and interview a few times.

He has really great books like The Impact Equation, Trust Agents and one of my fave titles - The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth - Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators.

A couple of weeks back, Chris did a one-hour webinar where he talked through how to pick your three words, how to incorporate their usage into your day to day planning and execution, and how to use the My 3 Words method for deciding how best to make decisions that closely match your intentions.

Chris says this about his process:

“Every year, at the beginning of the year, choose 3 words that have personal meaning to you that you will use as guideposts for your chosen path forward in the coming year. Make the words such that they influence your choice of actions, encourage you to decide in favour of your goals, and guide you towards lasting results that you want to experience throughout the year.”

So, after a few days of tossing around words that might be a good fit, I came up with my three words.

Listen to hear:

  • How to choose your 3 words for 2020
  • What author James Clear means by: “You should be far more concerned with your current trajectory than with your current results.”
  • Why your acceptance levels will determine which goals you get
  • How to align your actions with your chosen words

Also mentioned in this episode:

Atomic Habits, James Clear

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