A Simple Way to Set the Tone for Your Whole Year



We want to talk about something today that can set the tone for your ENTIRE YEAR.


It can help you make great decisions … set your priorities and stick to them … and even help you achieve your goals!


PLUS … it can even help you feel GREAT in the process. AND NO, it’s not an energy drink or a miracle cure!


OK, so what is this amazing tool we’re talking about?


It’s your FOCUS WORD for 2021.


We’re going to tell you our word in a minute… but first we want to talk about WHY setting your WORD FOR the year is such a good exercise.


Your word will set the tone for the entire year. It’s basically your 2021 mantra. It’s your intention.


Examples of focus words could be something like “STRONG,” or “RENEW,” or “TRANSFORM,” or “INSPIRE.”


Whatever word you choose, it should align with your goals and also, maybe MOST importantly, make you feel GOOD when you say it.


Words with a strong emotional response will keep you feeling excited and fired up!


OK … so here’s how and why it works …


First, having JUST ONE WORD to keep in mind is simple – and reminding yourself of the word every day will help you stay on track.


The whole idea is to do MORE things that connect you with that word, and FEWER things that push you away from it.


For example, if your word is “vibrant” and you go out to eat, keeping your word in mind can help you order foods that make you feel more vibrant – and not tired or bloated later!


Second, when you’re faced with making a life decision, the word can help you with that, too.


Here’s another example. Let’s say your word for the year is “PEACE.” And let’s say you’re trying to decide about taking a new job.


Beyond the normal new-job jitters, does the idea of the new position bring you peace of mind? Will it bring more peace to the rest of your life?


Or will it increase demands on your time and energy that will move you farther away from feeling peaceful?


You can see how this works!


It can be tempting to pick a few words for your year, but narrowing it down to just one will help you FOCUS.


Going after several different things at the same time will diffuse your energy and attention. Focusing on ONE intention can literally transform and accelerate your results!


That’s why choosing the RIGHT WORD matters. Make a list and really THINK about your word. Make sure you connect with it in a deep and meaningful way, and it sums up what you want MORE of in your life.


Are you ready to know our word for the year? Here it is …




Warrior is a noun that refers to a soldier or someone who is involved in a fight. … Today, the word warrior is frequently used to describe a person who is very strong and doesn’t give up easily.


Psychology Today includes this in their definition: The Warrior calls us to:

  • man or woman up,
  • take a stand,
  • work hard, and
  • have a stoic willingness to suffer, if necessary, to get what we want or to defend ourselves or others when we need to do so.


What are the qualities of a warrior?

  • Confidence.
  • Strength.
  • Discipline.
  • Being Active.
  • Bravery.


I can apply this word to all areas of my life; 2020 made it obvious I need this mindset to thrive in the current environment and to make the impact I want to make in the world, here are some examples:


  • My workouts & being a scoliosis warrior – I’m doing #MBF a program that makes me feel like a warrior and embrace an athlete’s mentality while building strength, mobility and eliminating pain.
  • My nutrition – declaring war on sugar like I mean it; continuing to follow a balanced, sustainable, simple plan for good health and to maintain my ideal weight.
  • Helping clients – having the hard conversations required to help inspire change and reach the goals they set.
  • My marriage – not settling for Netflix binges but making the effort to connect in a meaningful way and build an amazing relationship.
  • Inspiring change – the pandemic has highlighted the horrendous health of our country, I need to show up in a bigger way to help people take control of their health.
  • Ending racism – it’s no longer acceptable to stand on the sidelines …speaking up and out whenever needed.

I could go on and on but this is what this word inspires in me!




Based on or in accordance with reason or logic.


What are the qualities of a rational person?

  • They are often strong-willed,
  • ambitious,
  • intelligent, and
  • self-determined. 
  • Subjective thoughts and emotion have no place in the decision-making process of Rationals.
  • Driven to excel, they work hard to achieve their goals, and they do well where they can take control or work independently on a task.



We hope we’ve inspired you to do this exercise and make it meaningful!



If you are looking for guidance toward your goals this year, we’re here to help!  You deserve to make this an amazing year.





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