I woke up this morning and was going to blog about things that all involved the past the typical year in review for 2009. The truth is for the last three years my personal goals have all encompassed my future being about my family, friends, and business STL Beds. While starting my morning reading tweets on my STL Beds Twitter Page I read something that changed my mindset. A leader in the Social Media Market Chris Brogan questioned me along with thousands of others with his 3 Words for 2010 challenging each of us to set goals. One person on Chris’ comment section Tom Salzer pointed out that the annual one word resolution approach sometimes sets up an automatic fail mechanism for many people which I related too. This more broad 3 word approach is a way for me personally to set more attainable goals with the typical successes and failures along the way, so I would like to share mine with you. Thanks for the inspiration Chris Brogan.
My 3 Words for 2010
Construct new relationships, develop partnerships and communities at the same time supporting and cultivating existing ones in addition to recognizing their value. Get involved in conversation by not just participating but also initiating, and most importantly listening. Learning to trust others as they trust me and recognizing that trust and relationships in both business and personal will lead to enormous success in 2010 and beyond.
Have the courage to not follow others but to be the leader and really contribute while engaging steadfastly in both my personal life and within my industry because I don’t believe things happen by chance rather people accomplish things through courage.
I was never one that took much from school. It was always about the interaction and the relationships; I only now really understand the value of education. My goal is to have courage and build, and to do that I must be educated. Accomplishment comes from being tutored through reading, listening and recognizing that education is not just about being the student but teaching and sharing knowledge. Educating coworkers and customers is unfortunately an underrated under utilized strategic business tool I intend to act on.
I encourage everyone to think out your 3 words for 2010 and please feel free to leave yours in our comment section.