For the past few years I’ve heard about people choosing one word to focus on throughout the year. Last year I decided to try this out for myself; I chose the word relinquish to remind me to let go of the things out of my control.
This idea was brought back to my attention when I was invited to join a planning party hosted by our friends at Oklahome. Let me tell you, if every planning session could be in this format, I’d be planning all the time!
Set up in the eclectic back room of a local bakery and candy store, our team gathered around to enjoy good food and great fellowship while we discussed our personal and professional goals for the year.
Oklahome leader extraordinaire, Jennifer Hodgens, led us in exercises to help determine what words each of us should focus on throughout the upcoming year. The second half of the planning meeting then consisted of creating vision boards to conceptualize our goals in a way that would act as reminders for the rest of the year.
Oh my Word
Multiple words were thrown around as we all tried to determine which word would serve us best. Commitment is not one of my strong suits so I had trouble narrowing down my list, but I eventually settled on Momentum (capitalized, bolded and underlined for extra emphasis).
What Does This Mean for War Room?
Professionally speaking, War Room is still very much a new endeavor. One of my goals is to add five new clients by December 31st. The only way I will be able to achieve that goal is to increase momentum.
I’ve been lucky to stumble upon opportunities as word of mouth spreads throughout my established network, but in order to grow my business I will need to step out of my comfort zone to meet new people and find new opportunities.
Another one of my goals is to complete my branding packagefor War Room by June 1st. As I stated above I’m not known for commitment, so deciding on final designs for my own company’s brand is a challenge. In order to accomplish this, I’m going to have to make some decisions and regain some of the momentum I had in the early months of War Room’s launch.
What’s Your Word?
Among the words chosen by our group were others, ability, and priorities; each of them unique and personal to the individuals who chose them.
Think about your current goals and then try to determine one word that will encompass everything you want to accomplish.
What words are you considering?