Long time readers will know it’s time for my annual Word of the Year post. I’m sure you guessed already that it’s alignment.
I still crack up when I think about how, on January 1, 2020, I picked my word of the year, which was “fun.” I wouldn’t say that fun ended up being the driving force for me 2 years ago, but in reflection, the pandemic unlocked creativity and problem-solving tactics that did end up being quite fun.
Last year, I went for “steps,” and wow did that ever serve me. I tend to get overwhelmed when things get complicated, like, you know, how being in business can be. When that happens, I shift very easily into “avoider” mode — yikes.
So in committing to taking things one step at a time, I was able to really work with my patterns, & *step* into action while managing the overwhelm way better.
It paid off in not only how I was able to grow my business and serve more people, but also in how much joy and yes, FUN, I was able to derive from the work.
So this year, I’m building on the steps I took last year to have even more fun in life and work. I want to have as much fun serving clients as last year, and be even more strategic about it. So every decision I make is getting run through the lens of alignment. For example:
- Does this support my big picture vision for where I am headed?
- Will this serve clients in the most effective and efficient way possible?
- Will this be fun or a slog 😉 ?