Write. Act. Deliver.

My work consumes the last two months of the year. The result? The New Year comes at me before I’m ready to “plan my work and work my plan.” From a personal planning perspective, it’s mid-November for me today.

I’m working a different planning method for 2016. I’m confident I’ll get better results by using it.

An Alternative to New Year’s Resolutions

It originates from a guy I met at a conference in 2005 by the name of Chris Brogan. Over the years, I’ve read his writings, taken a few of his business courses, and I’ve come to appreciate his perspective on business, life, personal responsibility and other topics.

As I have high hopes for 2016, I’m using Chris’s alternative to New Year’s Resolutions (he’s done this for ten years). He calls it “My 3 Words.” Rather than tell you about it, please take a couple of minutes to read the post, and complete the exercise.

If your New Year’s Resolutions are taking on water, consider Chris’s My 3 Words as an alternative to getting things to happen with intention in 2016.

My 3 Words for 2016

My three words for 2016 are:

  • Write
  • Act
  • Deliver

Details of the what and the why of My 3 Words are forthcoming.

If you’ve chosen your 3 Words, please share them in the comments (and on Chris’s website, too, of course). It’s a great way to hold yourself a little more accountable, enroll others’ support, and put some added power into your efforts.

I wish everyone a wonderful, exciting, productive, and healthy (if not belated) Happy New Year!

Let’s make stuff happen in 2016. It’s time to get cracking.


P.S. Thanks, Chris.