What’s Your WORD for 2018?
Do you set a word, or intention, for the new year ahead? I thought I’d share mine with you..it’s Action!
The past few years I’d chosen words like Dream, Fly, and Grow, which are all wonderful words and I still believe you need to have a Dream, shake off the old to let your spirit Fly, and you must Grow into your calling. Those are all good things and I can see why I chose them then and see their part in the path that lead me to where I am now, which is to take Action (able) steps, each and every day towards those things I was dreaming of then.
It didn’t seem like a very sexy word, action, I had looked up the synonyms to see if there was something a little hipper, but I kept coming back to the nitty-gritty. I need to take action daily, whether it’s physical, mental, actionable steps in my business, or the act of writing a blog post. One of the first action steps I took was to hire a business coach.
Many of you in the vintage and creative world know, love, and admire my coach, Jennifer Allwood, from her amazing Facebook page and FB lives. I felt like I already knew her, as I know so many of you will understand, because she really “gets” us creatives and has a heart and passion to coach and mentor us. I’m also originally from IA. like she is, and can relate to the curly hair posts (yes, my curly-haired girlfriends, she has a post about the products she uses!) and I’m also an introverted extrovert, which is a thing, catch her fb live about it.
Since I was already
stalking following her on her page and podcasts, I decided to take action and join her Inner Circle coaching group. I’m glad I did, in the past few months it has motivated me to update my website that needed fixing, I’d been limping along with it for a year, and taking real steps towards opening up shop for digital branding designs and logos, both on my site and Etsy shop.
Another result of being coached the past few months is that I’ve gained a few new clients and a bunch of new connections. I also hired my first Virtual Assistant, or VA, just to handle a few projects for me for now, so that I can concentrate my efforts elsewhere. It was a dream of mine and fun to have actualized, even in a small way. I highly recommend Jennifer, of course, but also coaching or mentoring with someone you admire, no matter who that is, to go to the next level. For the cost of a night out or two, it’s well worth it.
So, tell me, what’s Your WORD for 2018? I’d love to know and hear about any steps you may have taken already with your word in mind, or plan to take. We can cheer one another on in this new year! Also to cheer you on I have this free Facebook cover for you, to remind you that the best time for new beginnings is now! You can download it here, or click the pic below, enjoy!
Happy New Year! xo