Well, what if I made up the acronym, but it seems WOTY, aka Word-of-the-Year, is quite the craze these days. Some people are choosing to have a Word-of-the-Year instead of making lofty resolutions. Yesterday, I read a LinkedIn post by Melinda Gates (see link below), where she discussed the reasons she chooses a Word-of-the-Year instead of making resolutions, and Wow! did I resonate with that? I have found that have just one word keeps me focused.
I started this practice in 2016, when my WOTY was BELIEVE. In 2017, it was TRUST, and in 2018, it was COURAGE. Not only did COURAGE serve me well during the year, but in February, one month after I had chosen the word, I was looking through photographs of children needing sponsorships through World Vision, and my eyes locked on to this little boy. When I began reading his bio, I discovered his name was/is COURAGE! Without hesitation I selected him, and now I have a human reminder of my 2018 WOTY.
With COURAGE, I stepped out of my comfort zone, and attempted and accomplished many things in 2018. While most of what I attempted worked out, some didn’t, but rather than feeling disappointed and disillusioned, I learned to find a YES hidden in the NO’s.
This year I won’t have a WOTY. Instead, I have chosen a theme: #WhyNotMe. This will not be just about me, but will be all-inclusive. As I work with clients this year, I will challenge them to ask themselves the question “Why Not Me?” when faced with doubts and fears about their capabilities. They should ask themselves “Why Not Me?” every time they are preparing for a job interview, going for that promotion that always seems elusive, capturing their value when developing their resumes, or when they are thinking of starting the side hustle they have put off for so long. Ask that question E.V.E.R.Y.T.I.M.E!
I want to challenge them to step up to the plate when that pesky little inner voice keeps telling them to step down; when the naysayers in their network keep telling them in words and deeds that they are not good enough. When they start second-guessing themselves, they should ask “Why Not Me?”
If you would like to get a taste of what my #WhyNotMe Movement looks like, join me, and the other women who have already registered for the event. It will be held at the Peel Art Gallery Museum & Archives (PAMA) in the heart of downtown Brampton on January 12th. In case you didn’t know, since 2010, the second Saturday of January has been designated National Vision Board Day.
Not only will you be meeting me (if you haven’t already), but you will also meet three phenomenal speakers: – Alicia, Shelly and Taranum – who were a part of my Vision 2018 event last January, and who kindly agreed from then, that they would join me on this journey this year.
If you are ready to own your worth and express your worthiness in your career, life or business;
If you are ready for growth and change, or you know someone who does;
Share this link #WhyNotMe Dream Factory with them.
Here’s what they can expect:
Have access to a number of tools and resources that will help them re-shape their dreams, overcome obstacles, and get on a path to achieving their goals.
Link arms with a supportive group of smart, committed women who are ready to realize their dreams in 2019.
Get opportunities to network, get support, and give support.
Meet their next group of friends and colleagues to hold them accountable as they progress through the year.
And, Surprise! Surprise! Every attendee will receive a very SPECIAL GIFT, that will last a lifetime, guaranteed!
Ready to join the women who have already registered for the event? Register here >> #WhyNotMe Dream Factory. Not for you this time around, kindly share the link as others have done.