Set the Tone for Your Best Year Yet!

goal setting goals mindset Jan 03, 2021

I have something you can do that can set the tone for your ENTIRE YEAR. 

It can help you make great decisions … set your priorities and stick to them … and even help you achieve your goals! 

PLUS … it can even help you feel GREAT in the process. AND NO, it’s not an energy drink or a miracle cure!  

OK, so what is this amazing tool I am talking about? 

It’s your FOCUS WORD for 2021. 

So WHY is setting your WORD FOR the year is such a good exercise.?

Your word will set the tone for the entire year. It’s basically your 2021 mantra. It’s your intention. 

Examples of focus words could be something like “STRONG,” or “RENEW,” or “TRANSFORM,” or “INSPIRE.” 

Whatever word you choose, it should align with your goals and also, maybe MOST importantly, make you feel GOOD when you say it. 

Words with a strong emotional response will keep you feeling excited and fired up!  

OK … so here’s how and why it works ...

First, having JUST ONE WORD to keep in mind is simple – and reminding yourself of the word every day will help you stay on track. 

The whole idea is to do MORE things that connect you with that word, and FEWER things that push you away from it. 

For example, if your word is “vibrant” and you go out to eat, keeping your word in mind can help you order foods that make you feel more vibrant – and not tired or bloated later! 

Second, when you’re faced with making a life decision, the word can help you with that, too. 

Here’s another example. Let’s say your word for the year is “PEACE.” And let’s say you’re trying to decide about taking a new job. 

Beyond the normal new-job jitters, does the idea of the new position bring you peace of mind? Will it bring more peace to the rest of your life? 

Or will it increase demands on your time and energy that will move you farther away from feeling peaceful? 

You can see how this works!  

It can be tempting to pick a few words for your year, but narrowing it down to just one will help you FOCUS. 

Going after several different things at the same time will diffuse your energy and attention. Focusing on ONE intention can literally transform and accelerate your results! 

That’s why choosing the RIGHT WORD matters. Make a list and really THINK about your word. Make sure you connect with it in a deep and meaningful way, and it sums up what you want MORE of in your life. 

Are you ready to know my word for the year? Here it is …


As in trying something new, adventure, and a way focusing on creating a life full of happy memories. It was inspired by Laura Vanderkam's book "Off the Clock." 

Years ago I learned how to be less stressed and less "busy." So for me reading this book wasn't about finding time. It has been more about making the MOST of my time, slowing down time, and creating memorable experiences.

In her book she says:

"I believe that even normal days can be made special- can be made memorable- with the mind-set toward adventure. I believe that consciously choosing to create such memories will stretch the experience of time"

I agree, so this year I am journaling at least one memorable experience each day.

While some days may include an adventure, others may be as simple as watching a new (or new to us) movie with my family. A year from now, I'll be able to look back, jump in my time machine and experience the best of EVERYDAY, just by being aware each day to find the best of the day, or maybe the silver lining, and hopefully lots of adventures! And then jotting it down in my journal at the end of the day. 

What’s YOUR word? Please share with me in my Facebook Community! 

And … if you are looking for guidance toward your goals this year, I’m here to help! 

You deserve to make this an amazing year! Click here to schedule a free complimentary consultation and learn more about working with me.


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