The whole new year is stretching out before you. A vast opportunity to do whatever you choose.
Two years ago, I read a blog post by career blogger Chris Brogan where he suggests selecting three words to describe the big story of your year. Not last year. The new year ahead of you.
The three words, whatever they might be, would point toward your vision, your big story, for the year.
Last January I did this exercise just as I was about to turn 58. In 2012, I had finally published two books.
In 2013 I had one more in mind, the one about change.
So for 2013, one of my three words was change. And book number three, Change for the Better, was born.
Now on this first day of January 2014, I am listening receptively to myself for a new set of three words...
The words that are surfacing for me right now are...
Collaborate - I want to team up and join forces in new ways with people in my network to do joint projects for ourselves and for clients.
Extend - I want to find new avenues for growth and ways to push the boundaries that have limited my reach in finding new audiences.
Gratitude - I want to touch my gifts to the needs of the world and give back for all the blessings I have received.
In sum, my Big Story involves creating something wonderful that will benefit others and make this world a better place.
How about you?
What will your Big Story be this new year?
Posted by Terrence Seamon on Wednesday January 1, 2014
Terrence H. Seamon is a consultant who provides leadership and team development services to organizations. His book Lead the Way explores the challenges of leadership. Additionally, Terry is a job search and career coach whose book To Your Success provides a motivational guide for anyone in transition. His third book, Change for the Better, provides leaders with a guide to initiating, and navigating through, organizational change. Terry co-founded and co-moderates the St. Matthias Employment Ministry in Somerset, NJ. His free whitepaper on job search and transition, called "Galvanize Into Action," is available by sending him an email request. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and via his website: http://about.me/terrenceseamon