Yep, it’s that time again and I’m truly super excited for it… I’ve been doing this since 2011 (see my words for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 here if you are curious), but I must say… I’ve never felt so amped up, laser-focused, and completely ON FIRE about my word like this one. Picking my word of the year has always been like setting an intention for what I want to come to fruition. It’s why it’s so powerful.
2016 has the honor of owning the word CRUSH.
Nope, not that thing I had for that Jewish boy all through junior high (who was my “boyfriend” for officially 3 days before dumping me by “note.” Yes, long before texting.) “CRUSH” as in: Take no prisoners, destroy the odds, blast out of comfort zones, defy expectations, and surpass any and all previous goals, accomplishments, results, and achievements. (“Crush It” being popularized by Gary Vee in his book of the same name years ago.) It seems highly appropriate given that I’ve quite literally gotten sick of inhabiting my own little box. On the outside, others may see that I’ve grown and accomplished a lot. And sure, I’ve come a long way. Done some cool stuff. Hit some big goals. Had the immense pleasure of helping lots of really great, inspiring entrepreneurs. But I don’t think anyone else but yourself can look at the state of things and declare:
I have so much more I am capable of, and I would be fooling myself to think I’ve even scratched the surface of fulfilling my potential.
I have way too many more people to help. Too many others need what I’ve got. There’s way too much song left inside me, to borrow from an oft-misattributed Thoreau quote. So, I therefore declare: I will crush it by mentoring a record number of students. I will crush it by putting myself out there more than I ever, EVER have before I will crush it by engaging with my peeps much, much more. I will crush it by being more present in my life. I will crush it by doubling my income (at the very least!) I will crush it by being more disciplined every day. I will crush it by upholding my standards and boundaries like never before. I will crush it by giving more philanthropically. I will crush it by destroying my stupid comfort zones. I will crush it by growing, nurturing, and SERVING my tribe, in greater numbers than any other time previously.
I’m going to crush any previous goals achieved, accomplishments made, and kudos received.
Yes I’m going to put it crudely by declaring that I am going to make 2016 my bitch. 😛 I’ve got a lot more wowing to do. I’ve come TOO far, to only come this far. Oh no. Watch me!! Now you: do you choose a word of the year? I’d love to hear what yours is in the comments! Photo by the lovely Katy Rose Photography
Loved your note Christine – I need to post it on my bathroom mirror, read it 2x daily, be inspired and take action!! Love, Harriet
Harriet, I totally am on board with that idea!! Zero Excuses Approach my dear!! Awesome! 🙂 Love you xxo
Crush (it), love it! As usual so inspiring. My word for last year was “Ready”. So many great things have happened since I started working with you, thanks. I must get my work for 2016, haven’t decided yet what it will be but you have me thinking!
YAY!! Awesome Susan. Please make sure to let us know when you decide on your 2016 word!
Hi Christine! I have thought about doing this for years, but was never able to narrow it down to a single word. For this year, I thought of the word “Habits” because when a set of tasks becomes a habit we don’t have to think about it anymore and it frees up our minds to think about something else. And I have been wayyyyy overthinking the past few years. I was unhappy with “Habits” because I felt it wasn’t specific enough (and from what I’ve learned from you, the mind needs us to be very specific). Then when I saw you use “Crush (it)” , I came up with “(Good) Habits” . So now I am ready in 2016 to create (Good) Habits to reduce the amount of decisions I need to make every day. Thanks!
P.S. Did you move? Love the house you were in!
Hi Linda, having been working with you, I think that’s an excellent word for you for 2016. So, so important as everything really does come down to the habits and discipline we have in our life – or don’t have. 🙂
LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog and all of the reasons you are going to CRUSH it this year. Your blog and word and power behind it all is CONTAGIOUS 🙂 My word this year is CONTRIBUTION–to my family, my friends, my clients, my business, my favorite charities, and MYSELF. CONTRIBUTING and CRUSHING it in 2016!
Contribution is a fabulous choice. Applicable to SOOO much. Thank you for sharing that Esther!! (And I am so happy to hear it’s CONTAGIOUS… that’s what I always hope for!)
I just love the ENERGY around your word for the year! So I chose ENERGY as my 2016 year! Making sure I have enough for myself to serve my clients, family and friends. People have always referred to me as the energizer bunny, I know, that name is already taken! So this year will be FULL of Energy!
Hi Eileen, have to say that sounds perfect for you! After all, it’s all energy!! 🙂
What a wonderful phrase to choose! I am going to adopt this mantra – “CRUSH IT” as well.
Here’s to a prosperous 2016 for all of us!
Awesome. To crushing it this year together!
My word for this year is “Transformative!”
I am going to transform the way I do things and I am working on transforming myself. Next year at this time my life will look completely different. I will have a thriving business with lots of happy clients, my list will at least triple and I will be at more peace with myself.
This is the second or third year that I am doing a word for the year and I love it. I feel so empowered when I choose my word!
Beautiful Yvonne. Thank you for sharing that with us!
Love your inspiration! I listen to your past programs to get me focused on what really matters to me. And so FOCUS is my word for this year. I actually have 5 words, with Focus at the top (followed by Personal Power, Tenacity, Openness and Deeper Connections.) Thanks Christine!!
Hi Leigh! That’s so great to hear. And I love your word, you positively can’t go wrong with that one. And your others as well. Here’s to a fabulous 2016!!
I am going to take all the ideas, thoughts, dreams and strategies that I have started to plant into the foundation of my business give them the attention they need so I can watch them “BLOOM’. 2016 will be the year that all the little seeds I have been sprinkling into my business are going to BLOOM so I can flourish and grow.
Hi Holly! Love seeing you comment here! BLOOM is a wonderful choice of word. I cannot wait to see you blooming in amazing ways this year! Honored to be with you on the journey!