Intentional Optimists - Unconventional Leaders

Episode 67 - 2022 Word of the Year

January 03, 2022 Andrea Johnson
Intentional Optimists - Unconventional Leaders
Episode 67 - 2022 Word of the Year
Show Notes

Each year, as a way to create a point on the horizon, give me a theme within which to think, dream and grow, I pick a word. Sometimes it’s one that encourages me to be bigger; sometimes, it’s a word of comfort ; many times, it’s a word of challenge. Each year, it is a challenge to myself to become more… more clear, more authentic, more true and honest… more ME. Today I’ll tell you how to pick a Word of the Year with purpose and intention.

 Intentional Optimism - Your Vehicle for Personal Growth:

  1. Optimistic (Hull) = hope, confident & proactive
  2. Present (Centerboard) = wonder, generosity, kind / open
  3. Energetic (Sail) =  industry, excitement, life focused
  4. Courageous (Rigging) = leader, adventurous, undaunted
  5. Wise (Rudder) = understanding, words, respect
  6. Intentional (Pull it Together) = purpose, plan, growth

 Topics discussed in this episode: 

  1. Why a Word of the Year
  2. Finding YOUR Word of the Year
  3. Rhythms of Reflection - how to make it work for you

Picking your Word of the Year:

  • Declaration of something you want or need to embody
  • Refer back to it throughout the year and record your insights

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