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by Tracy Harris in Blog, Podcasts
January 6, 2020 0 comments
How To Choose Your Word of the Year

How To Choose Your Word of the Year

Every single year, I choose one word to represent my upcoming year. I do this instead of setting New Year’s Resolutions because the concept of having a word of the year is to have something that anchors you.

It also gives you a lens or filter to see everything through.

During this week’s podcast episode, I’m going to help you choose your own word of the year (WOTY), and how to use that word to drive you being super intentional in every aspect of your life and business.

Let’s get into it!

Key Takeaways:

>> [1:07] Welcome to the first episode of 2020! Having a word of the year is an amazing way to kick-start your year and I’m going to get into why that is, how to come up with your own WOTY, and how to use your WOTY to become super intentional in every aspect of your life and business.

>> [2:43] Some people have New Year’s Resolutions; however, I do not. Instead of setting New Year’s Resolutions, I set goals. This is a great podcast you should check out if you’re keen to set goals for 2020.

>> [4:15] I thought I’d share with you what my 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 WOTYs were and what my 2020 word of the year is!

2016 – Authentic
2017 – Intention
2018 – Growth
2019 – Ease
2020 – Love

>> [5:19] When you choose your WOTY, you’re going to feel in total alignment with that word. Don’t choose a word because it sounds like something you should be choosing and don’t overthink it!

>> [6:30] I want to share with you some of the words that my Social Method Society Members have picked for 2020!

Choosing Your Word of the Year

>> [9:40] Who you are being as a person is going to drive what you do in your business. And this has a direct effect on what you experience or what you have.

>> [10:42] Some individuals choose their word of the year through meditation, but maybe that’s not your jam. Maybe you prefer to walk? Or maybe through some form of movement? Prayer? Or just sitting by yourself?

The thing all of these practices have in common is solitude. It’s having time by yourself with your own thoughts.

>> [12:00] Carve some time out for yourself, as little as 5 or 10 minutes, to practice solitude in some form. Then ask yourself, “What do I need in order to welcome the most positive growth and abundance in my life and business in 2020?” And then sit and be while the word comes to you.

>> [14:20] You need to lean into your word of the year, so the first thing you should do is write it down. What I’ve done is write my word of the year in the middle of my chalkboard door, and I welcome anyone questions about my word.

Moving Forward With Your Word Of The Year

>> [16:00] Brainstorm or journal around the below categories to gain clarity around your year.

  • Relationships
  • Health
  • Business
  • Family
  • Society
  • Religion/Spirituality
  • Life
  • Finance

    The write your word really big in the middle of your paper.

    Ask yourself, “How am I going to bring more and intentional and bring (insert your word of the year) into my Relationships?”

    Do this for each of the categories.

>> [17:59] Last year, in 2019, whenever a decision would come up or things would feel hard/heavy or overwhelmed, I would bring my focus back to my word of the year. I’d ask myself, “How can I make this easy?”

>> [22:55] What can be the ripple effect of bringing your word of the year into your life?

>> [23:23] I really can’t wait to see what you create! This is really profound stuff. I want to see you putting this into action.

>> [23:58] If you’ve loved this episode, please share it! And if you do this exercise, I would love to see it! Please share it with me by taking a photo and sending it to us at [email protected] or jump on Instagram and do an IG Stories set showing us your word of the year and how you’re going to be bringing this word into your daily life and business. Make sure to tag me @mumswithhustle.

>> [25:44] I’m wishing you all of the best in 2020. I can’t wait to serve you more here on the podcast. If you’re interested in truly committed to growing your business in 2020 by leveraging the power of Instagram, then jump on the waitlist for the Social Method Society. I’ll be opening the doors to welcome new Members in February!


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