So, Chris Brogan does this My 3 Words exercise at the start of each year and it seems to work well for him. Chris actually encourages, he does that often, the rest of us to do the same. For once I thought I would join in and give it a try myself this year and years to come, so here it goes…
My 3 Words for 2015:
I’m going to really concentrate on value this year. Not in a financial sense, more like an emotional or relational aspect. I’m going to focus on providing value to others so that I may be worth knowing and being connected to. I am also going to really work on building stronger ties and appreciate those that really go out of their way to provide value to others. I feel strongly about providing/interacting with others and being aligned with folks that think along these lines will really help keep me grounded and focused. As Seth Godin says, “people like us do stuff like this”. Relationships, and marketing for that matter, have become more like tribal relations in that we align with those that think and act like us.
If we’re not growing, we’re dying. I have all sorts areas that I want to grow and improve on. Somewhere in the top of the list is I want to grow the number of people that find me helpful or worth knowing. It’s not about popularity as I tend to get so much joy out of being helpful to others and it seems that I get infinitely more in return as a result. I am grateful for the relationships that I have made online, especially those that have developed off line or as some would put it in real life. You see, I find that real life label kind of weird because my digital connections are very real to me. Technology has allowed so many of us to come together around mutually interesting topics or movements. Just because we haven’t met face to face doesn’t make you matter any less to me. It will always be about people treating others the way they want to be treated and digital is no different.
Well fulfillment goes hand in hand with value and growth in my opinion. If I can attain the first two I will be fulfilled, but it doesn’t stop there. I want to contribute to others being fulfilled as well. So my movement to this end will be writing more often here to inspire conversations that you may find meaningful. I will also look to write about others that I find helpful so that you may broaden your horizons too.
Hope you take time to choose your 3 words for 2015 and share them with me. What do you say we join together to make this year the best it can possibly be? Happy New Year!