What Are Your Three?
This year in an effort to move my business to a new level, I took the advice of a couple of online gurus, Denise Wakeman and Chris Brogan. I later found out that Denise took the advice from Chris. (you never know who you’ll touch in a positive way) They are both are folks I respect and admire and they inspired me to pick my own three word to theme or focus. You can read Denise’s choice here and you can read Chris’ advice here.
My three words for 2018 are Ask, Believe and Act! Employing these will enable me to bring more value. I know these three words will help keep me focused and moving forward throughout 2018.
Here Are My 3 Words for 2018
Ask: When I looked back over 2017 in my annual review between Christmas and New Year’s Day, one thing jumped out at me. I realized I didn’t ask nearly enough for what I needed and wanted. The answer is always “No!” when you don’t ask.
Believe: Believe brings me to knowing I can do something BIG. Believe that I can help and believe that I do bring value to my clients. In other words, believe in myself and believe in the skills, energy and knowledge I bring to a client. The other part of believe is to believe when I ask, prospects will say “Yes!”
Act: This one… oh boy… You need to know that I created some amazing solutions in 2017, wrote chapters of books and found incredible business opportunities… all in my head. You see, I didn’t act nearly as much as I needed to. Had I asked more, I could have helped more people, more businesses and brought more value than ever before. You can bet, this year, I am acting!
Constant and never ending improvement has been a process and study of mine for many years. I can’t remember exactly when I first of the concept but I to the best of my recollection it was when I was at Ball State in Jim Necessary’s (that’s really his name and he is a great guy!) management class. This was in the early 1980’s and we were studying the Japanese management and the concept of Kaizen. The Japanese philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices and personal efficiency.
Share Your Three Words for 2018
Even if you haven’t (yet) picked three words, do it and share it back to me. Chris Brogan suggested when you share, and you should share on social media be sure to use the hashtag #my3words and give ‘em a tweet or a Facebook post. For great tips and information follow Denise and Chris. They share good stuff frequently.