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  1. Katrina Higham on December 29, 2011 at 12:48 am

    My word is Learn. I can’t wait to start putting it into my business and personal life. I look forward to your progress!

    • Mari Smith on December 30, 2011 at 10:48 pm

      Wonderful! Do keep us posted!

  2. Leah on December 28, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    My word for 2012: Resiliency — “ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy.”

    • Mari Smith on December 30, 2011 at 10:48 pm

      I love resiliency – such a powerful word!! Be like the willow tree that bends in the wind, not necessarily like the mighty oak.

  3. Deanna Gibbons on December 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    My word for the year is Connect.  In the business sense, spiritual sense and personal sense.  I’ve been disconnected from much this year and need to get back to a place of oneness..

    • Mari Smith on December 30, 2011 at 10:49 pm

      Oh that is such a beautiful choice, @google-c6cff608cddf8b3ade9c94884f0df904:disqus – I love how you’ve expanded into all areas. It truly starts with a deep and profound connection to self, imho! 🙂 

  4. hollymclennan on December 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm


  5. Ali R. Rodriguez on December 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

    My word is “Breakthroughs!” both business and spiritual…and SUPPORT to implement the outcomes! I am a much richer girl, Mari, because….of your presence in my life.   Thank you! ?

  6. Carol Henninger Stewart on December 27, 2011 at 4:04 am

    My word is “action”. I’ve always believed that I have, in the past, taken action. But looking back, my results would indicate otherwise. I did read the article on “Five Things You Should Stop Doing in 2012” and I am guilty of several listed which cause me to detour off task or become easily distracted. There is no time like the present to make the shift to “master of action”! 

  7. Cindy May on December 26, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    One word for 2012 – “Stepping-Out!” 

  8. Marlys Arnold on December 26, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing this with us each year and for being our catalyst for improvement, Mari! Actually, I knew you’d be posting this soon so I decided on my word for 2012 several weeks ago: LEVERAGE. That one word will encompass so much of my business — my time (managing e-mails, client projects vs. business development, etc.), resources (money, previously-created materials & content, etc.), and contacts (my list, industry vendors, etc.). I’ve already begun putting together a notebook full of assessments, tips & tools to work through during my annual Strategic Planning Retreat later this week in preparation for a breakthrough January! 🙂

    And here’s a quick update on my 2011 word, Strategic. I made a lot of strategic decisions in my business this year, including taking a number of classes designed to move me from solopreneur to CEO mindset. I’ve begun to look more at long-term strategies vs. just doing what has to be done to survive this week or month. I plan to continue what I’ve learned as a foundation for my 2012 growth and development. 

    Thanks again, Mari & here’s to a 2012 full of Growth for us all! 🙂

  9. Marie Leslie on December 25, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks, Mari, For getting me thinking.  My word for 2012 is “become.”  I am making many changes in my life. They will all help me to become the person I want to be.  And that is what I am doing in 2012.

  10. Jacob Yoder on December 24, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    A few days of thinking what one word would be for me , so last night i woke up and the clear word is EARLY, it was so clear in my mind . Like pay my bills early. Early to bed and early to rise .  Early to work and early to go home . Ahh i can see this is changing my mindset already, EARLY 2012.  Thank you Mari .

    • Mari Smith on December 30, 2011 at 10:44 pm

      That is awesome! I love it!

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