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A few days ago I read the Blog Post by Chris Brogan’s about his “3 Word” approach to New Year’s Resolutions. Instead of a listing of goals, he chooses three words that represent what he wants to accomplish during the upcoming year; three themes that summarize his priorities.
As I have thought about this approach I have come up with my “3 Words” - Systems, Connect, and Deliver.
Systems: As my business grows and my interests grow even further, it is an absolute requirement that I have the systems in place to make sure everything gets accomplished. These systems need to streamline the actions taken and allow me personally the time to devote to more creative energies. They must be understood by all who are involved in the process and flexible enough to quickly adapt when necessary. Systems also be seen as those tasks that must take place in order for success to be achieved. For 2010, systems will be at the foundation of growth.
Connect: Shortly I will be posting about my “Passion Project” for 2010, helping others to connect to each other, their colleagues, clients and communities through the use of social media. To connect with others in 2010 will build the house upon the foundation.
Deliver: This will probably be the most difficult of the three themes. To deliver all that I have agreed to do, on time, completely and without excuse. What this also means is the ability to say “no” or “I can’t” when presented with a task that either I cannot deliver as agreed or that will cause me not to deliver on some other promise. To deliver will allow me to strengthen the connections that make up my neighborhood.
These three words: Systems, Connect and Deliver, will be carried with me wherever I go as a constant reminder of how I want to proceed through 2010 both personally and professionally.
What would your three words be?