My 3 words for 2017

As we recover from the celebrations of New Year’s eve and come to the start of 2017, people all over the world are writing lists of goals for the year or thinking about resolutions for personal change for the year. All too often, these fall by the wayside within the first few weeks of the year. I’ll blog about how to make changes you want to achieve stick, later on this year.

However, for the past few years, I have followed a slightly different path, as recommended by Chris Brogan. He is a business strategist; author of 9 books and works with some of the biggest global brands. He uses a “3 word” approach to setting goals and to help set a pathway for the year.

As he says; “We choose three words so that you can use them for triangulation. One word seems to fade away from our memory too quickly. Two words sets our brain up to think of “this or that” kinds of logic. Three words gives us a way to think about the situations in our lives from many dimensions.”

So what are my 3 words for 2017 and what do they mean to me?

Embrace – 2017 is going to be a year of change, both at work and personally. I know it and rather than be a passenger, I need to embrace the changes, hence the word

Write – Thanks to my brother who suggested it; this year, I aim to write every day. Maybe, just short notes to myself. Perhaps a diary of events. Or poetry, prose or just my thoughts. I aim to continue to post blogs every week, with the goal to post on a Monday.

Pilates – I was going to choose “Balance” as my third word, thinking about trying to create a more balanced view of my life, but I already feel I am moving in that direction. Instead, I want to get much fitter and more flexible. For example, I have never been able to touch my toes! I was introduced to pilates by a dear friend at work and have been trying it out over Christmas and have enjoyed the exercise. 

So there we go. I’ll check in on progress in a month’s time and let you know how I am doing.

To check out Chris Brogan and his 2017 3 words, go to:




January 2015 – My 3 Words

As January 2015 starts, I think to myself what do I want to achieve this year? What do I want to focus on and where will my life’s journey take me. So thinking about all of this, my three words are:

Mindful – my aim of continuing to practice every day mindfulness, mindful movement, mindful breadth and mindful thought and action.

Learn – Use this year to learn new skills and abilities, especially in the counselling and hypnotherapy arena.

Enjoy – Enjoy the moments with the family, friends and colleagues.

What are your 3 words for 2015?


Three Focal Words for 2014

My three focal words for 2014 are:

Zone – every day I will create, write and put myself into the creation zone. Whether this is typing, writing or via the spoken word

Live – have a life style that benefits both myself and my loving family. Simplicity and caring for others.

Laugh – craft laughs both at work and at play. After all we all have to have fun.

What are your words for 2014? With many thanks to Chris Brogan for starting this for me back in 2010…. to check his out.