ONE Word is designed to give you lazar like focus that LASTS. It has become the driving force and has stretched me in all 6 dimensions of my life – spiritual physical, mental, relational, emotional and financial. It is transformative when you use it.
How Does ONE Word Work?
Simply, it gives you in an instant clarity for any decision your come up against during your new year.
For example, you need to decide should I take on this potential new client? How do they add or take away from your business is the guidance you receive from your ONE word.
Since my ONE word for 2016 is PLENTY – I would ask myself:
- “How does this potential client add to my ability to give plenty to my existing clients?”
- “Would this potential client feel like they bring PLENTY to the table?”
- “At the end of a tough day working with this client would I feel satisfied with what we produced?”
- “Is there an unnecessary hurdle I need to see working with this potential client?”
I could come up with a list of good questions. After all, I ask really effective questions for a living. The point for you to use your ONE word help you make better choices in 2016?
How Do I Find my ONE Word?
Here are what the originators, Dan, Jimmy, and Jon found effective in helping you tap into your ONE word.
This is not a flip through the dictionary and pick out a word via your ego that you think will support what you want to accomplish in the new year. This is a mindful and intentional process that when you approach it as such, it will reward you handsomely.
Prepare Your Heart – To Look In
Take time to:
- As a few essential questions
Get away from the noise and distractions of life and create an environment to look inward, quiet your mind, and really listen to your heart. Then ask yourself these three questions, and write your insights:
- What do I need?
- What is in my way?
- What need to go?
In that quiet your ONE word will reveal itself. It might come right away in a flash ( that happened my first two times) or it might come to you when listening to someone talk and your ONE word “snaps’ you to attention. You may see your ONE word over and over across multiple spaces, like in a movie, then reading a book, then hearing someone talk. THOSE moments are special as they were a divine intervention doing it’s best to hit you over your head gently.
Words Are Powerful
Words have the power to inspire, encourage, appreciate, heal and turn the impossible into the possible.
In the movie City Slickers, Billy Crystal plays Mitch, a vacationing businessman who, along with two friends, takes on the adventure of a cattle drive. In the middle of the drive, a rough-necked cowhand named Curly tells Mitch that the secret to life is just one thing. Curly emphasizes the point by holding one finger up and says “You need to stick to ONE thing.” Mitch asks, “What is that one thing?” Curly responds back, “That is what you gotta figure out.”
You Are Worth ONE Word
What did you feel in your gut when you read that? Did it surface “YES, I am.” or did your response show up as “What do you mean I am only worth ONE word?”
Your response is very telling. It shows you where you have an opportunity to lead from your strength this year or to learn from your weakness.
Strength sees the opportunity – like that growth mindset both Andrea, myself and Jeff have talked about on Breakthrough Radio.
Weakness sees the problem – like the fixed mindset that allows the fear of a situation to take front and center.
I looked at three words when looking for this new years ONE word.
Initially, for me, 3 or 4 will swirl around until I allow myself to quietly listen when the noise of everyday life tends to make others think they can not find their own guidance.
This year it took a little longer than it has in the past. Yet, I find the stretch time fun this year. WHY?
Because last year’s word was TRUST. I trusted it would show up in perfect time. Last year TRUST served me beautifully.
- I learned more patience as I live in the energy of trust
- I built my trust muscled like I was Arnold Schwartzneger
- I kept my word visible to me every day
- I create a visual – a colored pencil drawing of my word TRUST
- I used it in each decision I made in 2015
It paid me back with great insights on who I was, as well as who I could trust and keep in my world. Between that and making better decisions in 2015, I increased my revenue by 45%.
What will you gain in 2016 by giving yourself the gift of ONE word?
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Thanks to Jimmy one of the originators of ONE Word for coming on Breakthrough radio years ago and spreading this message. You can see we love working with brilliant minds who write thought provoking books. Many times we are so early in bringing them to you before anyone else, that we receive a hand-printed version since their books are not even official printed yet.
If we take that kind of stance of delivering you value before we even know you, image how driven we are by excellence when working with you as a client!.