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  1. Marc Binkley on January 16, 2012 at 5:17 am

    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.

  2. Steve osagie on January 26, 2011 at 5:25 am

    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

  3. Mari Smith on January 14, 2011 at 6:44 am

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

  4. Stephanie LH Calahan on January 8, 2011 at 5:18 am

    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!

    • Mari Smith on January 8, 2011 at 6:24 am

      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

  5. Stephanie LH Calahan on January 8, 2011 at 1:56 am

    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:!/StephCalahan/organizers and!/StephCalahan/organizers-2 (there are 2 lists because Twitter only allows 500 to a list) and Productivity Experts:!/StephCalahan/productivity-and-time

  6. Mari Smith on January 7, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    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!

  7. Mari Smith on January 7, 2011 at 1:18 am

    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

  8. Mari Smith on January 7, 2011 at 1:16 am

    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!!!

  9. Mari Smith on January 7, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Ohh, nice one!! Plenty opportunities for you! 🙂

  10. Mari Smith on January 7, 2011 at 1:10 am

    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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