• http://facebook.com/marismith Mari Smith

    Yay, Lewis – I love this theme! Growth by itself could be limited for you; but add in Passionate and I can really see you flourishing in so many ways! Congrats and Happy New Year. Hope 2011 is your best year yet. :)

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    Hi there Milt – thanks a mil for adding your comment. Glad to connect with you here and congrats on getting rid of all that no longer serves you – that’s a very cathartic process!! I’m excited to see what’s in store with your super-organized 2011!!! :)

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    Hiya Sue! Thanks for stopping by. Ahhhh, Simplify – what a wonderful theme for the year!!

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    LOL – you go girl!! :)

  • http://facebook.com/marismith Mari Smith

    That’s awesome – so many ways to apply. Congrats!

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    Beautiful – I love it, Carrie!! And I like the process you went through to let your word gently surface. My spiritual mentor, Esperanza, has a wonderful saying: “The most important relationship in the world is the one you have with yourself – everyone and everything is a direct reflection of the quality of that relationship.” With your focus on self-care, I’m sure this will be an amazing year for you!!!

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    Hey Tricia!!! Hope you’re doing super awesome and enjoying 2011 already. I love the word Grace – what a beautiful choice!! :)

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    Ohh, nice one!! Plenty opportunities for you! :)

  • http://facebook.com/marismith Mari Smith

    Absolutely awesome!! You have a beautiful way of writing and communicating, Elizabeth – your words here landed very deeply with me. It’s a pleasure to know you virtually and I look forward to continuing to share this magical journey with you!!!

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    Awesome Lisa!!!! I love your choice for this year – gives me the tingles, hehee!! Action is a good thing, but when it comes through inspiration (to breathe into, in Latin!) it’s all the more powerful. Hope to see you again soon!! Much love, xxx

  • http://www.monikamundell.com Monika Mundell

    Thank you Mari for the great inspiration to weed out the noise and stick with one word for the year. I’ve been doing this for the past several years (albeit unconsciously). I decided to stop writing New Year’s resolution lists a few years back because they hardly work if the focus is lacking in the first place.

    Since then I have been concentrating on one major “focus” every year.

    2007 was the year of “Dedication” for me. I had to stop trying to cook with too many fires (funny enough that’s quite a statement since I used to be a chef) and 2007 was the year I morphed into my copywriting business.

    2008 was the year of “Business.” Simple. I needed to sharpen my focus to sack the boss and run a full-time business from home.

    2009 was dedicated to “Client Acquisition” and keeping my clients happy, so they come back for more. It worked because most of my business is either repeat or referrals. Yay! I know that I can’t rest on my laurels, so I keep on pushing my boundaries. :)

    2010 was dedicated to Outsourcing. It exploded my business to levels I never thought possible.

    As you might know, outsourcing brings its own set of challenges and issues that need to be refined and systematized to simplify the daily management of a business.

    Therefore… thanks to your post and a major brainstorming appointment with myself I have settled on “Focused Tasking” for 2011. I’m excited! Woohoo.

    Thanks for your wonderful tutorials. You rock Mari!

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    Hi Esther – wowee, I love what you wrote here!! Beauty is a wonderful word. The other day, I bought a gorgeous plaque with the following Chinese Proverb on it:

    “If there is Light in the Soul
    there will be Beauty in the Person.

    If there is Beauty in the Person
    there will be Harmony in the House.

    If there is Harmony in the House
    there will be Order in the Nation.

    If there is Order in the Nation
    there will be PEACE IN THE WORLD.”

    Amazing, eh?! :) The plaque jumped off the shelf and into my hands. hehe! :)

    I’m sure your 2011 will be a truly magical year!

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  • http://www.calahansolutions.com Stephanie LH Calahan

    Milt – Congratulations on your commitment to organize. There are a number of outstanding resources available to help you on your path for 2011. If you are on Twitter, check out the lists of pros that I have: Organizers: http://twitter.com/#!/StephCalahan/organizers and http://twitter.com/#!/StephCalahan/organizers-2 (there are 2 lists because Twitter only allows 500 to a list) and Productivity Experts: http://twitter.com/#!/StephCalahan/productivity-and-time

  • http://www.calahansolutions.com Stephanie LH Calahan

    Mari – Read this post when you first published, but thought I’d come back and re-read. Good stuff here and I’m proud of you making a COMMITMENT TO YOU! For the last 2 years I have had themes for my year.

    In 2009 I was very ill (told I might not see 2010!) I am a recovering work-a-holic and it had taken its toll on me. So 2009 my focus was FOCUSED DISCOVERY. I’m sure that sounds odd, but I wanted to focus on figuring out the true cause of my illness rather than having doctors pump me up with meds. Good news is we found the multiple causes and began the healing.

    2010 my focus was CONSCIOUS HEALTH. I did not as work much this past year and really concentrated on putting learning and habits into place that would support me being in a position to be at my best. As different opportunities came up during the year, I would measure against CONSCIOUS HEALTH and then turn down the opportunities if they were not going to support my vision. They have been some of the toughest decisions I have ever made. Passing up opportunities is never easy.

    I have gone through some amazing transformations in the past two years and can happily say that I’m rolling into 2011 with excitement for life and raring to go! It is time for me to put into place all of those things that came up in the past two years. So, 2011 is DECISIVE PRODUCTIVE ACTION
    To your success!

  • http://facebook.com/marismith Mari Smith

    Woweee Stephanie – what a success story. So glad to hear you took back control of your health and your life. We’re fortunate to have you here on planet earth!! Much love. xx

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    Hi Louise! Thank you for your kind words. I love your Success and qualified through your own special filters! Awesome!

  • Steve osagie

    That is great stuff, this so ties in to what i said i was going focus on this year. Commitment in all areas of my life , as a Social Marketer , as a father , as a brother , as friend.
    Also like the bit you said want what ever i say to be my Bond, so people can trust my word. So easy to say something , but ability to keep to that word is more so important so people do not think you just hot air.

    Glad i found this site

  • http://blog.marcbinkley.ca Marc Binkley

    Hi Mari,

    As I reflected on my goals for 2012, I thought back to this post of yours from last year.   I really liked the exercise and wanted to share with you my new one word “manifesto” for 2012 – Simplicity.  To me Simplicity means a number of things but primarily focusing on the things that matter. It means making time for the people I care about.  It means creating my more of own content rather than just sharing the thoughts of others.  It means packaging information differently in my writing, speech and presentations so that it’s easier to absorb. I hope that by simplifying my effort I’ll have a “breakout” year in this social space.

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