Since long before Rielly and I joined forces with the Go Boldly Initiative we were picking our personal words of the year. They are a good way to set intentions for the year and we prefer them WAY more than resolutions.

Picking a word of the year for our company was an obvious choice. Figuring out the word wasn’t so obvious. Oftentimes we know the feeling we want to convey with our word and then it’s just a matter of figuring what word does that. This was the case with us this year. We knew the feeling long before we had the word. We made a long list and then narrowed it down. Once we selected a word we sat with it for a while and finally came to a decision.

The word elevate is defined to mean to lift up or to make higher, to raise spirits of. This captured exactly what we want to do this year both for our company and with our company. We are so excited for this official second year and to see where we go next.

We have huge goals and we want to set our intentions very clearly with this word. This word is even more important to how we can better serve our listeners and our clients. We value every opportunity to lift up and raise spirits for everyone we reach. We want to do that more this year and we are working on new opportunities to serve.

While we don’t recommend new year’s resolutions (hear all about it in tomorrow’s podcast) we do recommend selecting a word of the year. If you don’t know where to start here are a few questions to ask yourself:

  • What could I use more of in my life?
  • What would you like to let go of in the new year?
  • Picture your perfect day. At the end of it, how do I want to feel?

Now make a list of the words that speak to you. No judgment. Narrow the list down to a few words that really speak to you and sit with those words. One might jump out at you or you might end up with a phrase or a couple of words. Let us know what you pick?

What is your word of year for 2022?