Tell your story and attract your listeners

You are strolling at the market and you see a young man standing on a platform. He shouts about creating a better world. “Things have to change. We can not continue this way. We must consume less! Therefor, I have….”

Everyone walks by and nobody seems to listen or looks interested in his story. You also keep on walking. “When nobody stops to listen, it probably is not interesting”, are your thoughts.

A bit further you see a young lady. She is sitting on a bench and more than ten people are sitting close to her and listen. She is telling a story, but you can’t hear it. You move a bit closer.

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You can hear what she is talking about, but it still is difficult to understand everything she says. Slowly you move closer, until you are almost uncomfortably close to some other listeners.

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Grow is my theme for 2012

One word to describe what your focus is going to be for the coming year. For me this really helped the last year. One word to remind yourself everyday what your focus is. One word you can use to say Yes or No to new projects.

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Last year I found this blog post by Mari Smith on her One-Word Theme for 2011, Commitment. I saw the potential of this one word theme.

International
My one-word theme for 2011 was: International. I thought I wrote a blog post about it, but I can’t find it.

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