Entrepreneur, Organization & Productivity

Our Word of the Year and Why It Matters to You

Episode 160: Show Notes

In this episode, we are talking about our word of the year. We’ll be reflecting on our words for 2017 and revealing our words for 2018. There is an energy shift that happens at the beginning of the year. The word of the year is the word that is to establish the tone for the entire year. We really want this episode to inspire you to pick your own keywords so whenever you get overwhelmed, lost or can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel – you have this word to rely on.

In this episode, we are talking about our word of the year. We’ll be reflecting on our words for 2017 and revealing our words for 2018. There is an energy shift that happens at the beginning of the year. The word of the year is the word that is to establish the tone for the entire year. We really want this episode to inspire you to pick your own keywords so whenever you get overwhelmed, lost or can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel – you have this word to rely on.  |  The Strategy Hour  |  Think Creative Collective

We want you to remember the headspace you were in when you chose that word at the beginning of the year. So use this time and energy shift to choose your word. Is it “hustle”? Or “relax”? We want to know what your word of the year is going to be. Whatever it is, write it down and put it up somewhere where you can see it. Add this word to your vision board… it’s amazing what it can do! Take a listen.

Why 2017 Was “Blend” and “Embrace”

Emylee’s word of the year for 2017 was “blend”. She picked this word in December 2016 and chose it because of what was happening in her life at the time. She was expecting her first child on January 4th, 2017 and knew she’d be taking a lot of time off work to experience being a mom for the first time. Because she was becoming a new parent, whilst still being a business owner, she picked the word “blend” so she could blend these two roles together. Emylee is firmly against the word “balance” and felt “blend” was a better word for what she wanted to achieve during such a stressful time her life. For 2017, Abbie’s word of the year was “embrace”. At the end of 2016, Abbie was in a massive car accident and had to go into the new year not only supporting Emylee as a new mom and making sure TCC didn’t fall apart, but also trying to figure out how to get better! She had to embrace these many challenges in order to keep it together.

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Why Emylee’s Word For 2018 is “Oprah”

For Emylee’s word, you’re going to have to listen to Episode 158 on our Business Bucket List, in order to better understand why she has chosen this word. Her word for 2018 is “Oprah”. She has chosen this word because she is in awe of Oprah as an incredible being and believes Oprah has a very good blend of work, life and health. She stays true to herself, follows her passions, is in a committed relationship and is present on social. She does things that still fulfill her and serve her audience, is constantly trying new things and also makes a shit ton of money! Emylee loves all of that about her. She loves everything Oprah has accomplished and how she has accomplished it and wants 2018 to wear the Oprah hat.

Why Abbie’s Word For 2018 is “Empower”

The first quarter of 2017 was a shit storm for TCC, during which TCC seriously plateaued. We’re not sure what happened, but soon enough the doors started opening and things started rolling. Perhaps it was a mindset shift of “we can no longer do this alone,” that propelled us forward. We made massive shifts in our personnel; who was working with us and what they were working on. It was hard, but ultimately this brings us to Abbie’s word; “empower”. Abbie really wants to be able to pass the baton. She wants to rely on other people and try to get the business to operate without us there.

What Is Your Word For The Year?

Is it “Relax?” “Hustle?” “Thrive?” “Move?” “Go?” Whatever word you decide to choose, we want to hear it. Share your word of the year with us over at creativecollective.com/community.

Highlights

  • Why 2017 Was “Blend” and “Embrace”. [0:02:50.1]
  • Why Emylee’s Word For 2018 is “Oprah”. [0:18:35.1]
  • Why Abbie’s Word For 2018 is “Empower”. [0:20:45.1]
  • What Is Your Word For The Year? [0:29:00.1]

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KeyTopics

  • Word of the year.

  • Vision board.

  • Goal setting.

  • Reflection.

  • 2018 goals.

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