Blogger extraordinaire, Chris Brogan, talked about how he concentrates on creating THREE WORDS that sum up all that he will focus on for the coming year. His ideas, as expected, are thoughtful and practical. You can read them on the link above.
Brogan uses this Three Words in lieu of New Year’s Resolutions. I loved the idea, never having found resolutions to be more than wishful thinking and broken promises. So, I took up the challenge of creating three words that will help…define and guide my actions and behavior in 2012.
My Three Words for 2012
Goodness – I will endeavor to incorporate goodness into all I do. It means seeking to achieve the best of those things most beneficial to my family, health, work, the environment and me. I will take action to become kinder and more generous.
Richness – My purpose here is not to gain wealth, although I am not against it. The goal is to seek and embrace abundance in my daily life. I will seek richness in the way I communicate, and in the way I make personal and career choices, and in my products and services I offer.
I believe, if I fulfill this goal and act as a conduit of rich ideas, adding valuable experiences and actions to those around me, that there will be a natural flow to me of resources that will lead to a life rich in health, friendships and acknowledgment for my contributions. I think wealth will be a byproduct of these other intentions and actions.
Simplify – This may be the hardest goal to reach because I have such varied interests. Some might call it focus, but that is just a matter of intention.
I’m talking about a series of purposeful actions. Without closing my mind to new ideas, I will streamline the amount of information that comes into my life. I will clean out the closets of clothes worn long ago, in another life. I will pare down anything that does not add value or beauty to my life. I will identify those possessions I no longer need or use. And then, I will find ways to put them back into circulation so others who need them can find and use them.
If you love and want more of this good man, Barney Davey, and his wisdom for artists (which is as profound as this post), sign up for the smARTist Telesummit 2012 INTEREST LIST because he is one of my 10 fabulous speakers this year.
Once you are on “the list,” you’ll have access to the registration page for this year’s professional development conference, plus free art-career resources just for you.
NOTE: Barney Davey is the leading authority in the fine art print market and author of How to Profit from the Art Print Market: Creating Cash Flow from Original Art.
When you register for this year’s smARTist Telesummit, you won’t miss his talk on how to: Boost Your Art Career: Use Publicity, Promotion and the Power of Self-Belief to Leverage Your Success.
Written by Ariane Goodwin, Ed.D.
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