Did you know that a single word can change your life? 

It’s true. Words have the power to instantly change the way you think, feel, and behave at any moment. A single word can trigger your powerful subconscious mind to support or sabotage you. It can literally influence the expression of genes that regulate your physical and emotional state. 

The right words, if spoken in the right way, can bring you joy, love, money, fulfillment, and respect. On the other hand, the wrong words spoken in the wrong way can destroy your ability to fulfill your goals. 

As we approach the start of a new year, it may be an ideal time to consider what words are swirling in your mind and impacting your reality. To achieve your goals, you must align your words with what you want to create. 

The thing is that most of us are not particularly skilled when it comes to communicating with ourselves and others. We go through our busy lives without paying much attention to the words that we use and how we say them. 

Over the past few years, I have invited all of my clients to reflect on the word that best represents who they want to BE in the upcoming year so that they can do or have what they desire. 

Here is the link to a fantastic (and free) tool to help you do that in case you have not already come up with your “word for 2019”: https://yourwordoftheyear.com

A powerful word that has impacted my own life recently is WHY. 

I have experienced a roller coaster of emotions recently. We celebrated my youngest daughter’s Bat Mitzvah mid-November with 150 close friends and family members. It was a truly joyful time. However, the very next day, I woke up to a call from my mom letting me know that my father’s health has deteriorated. I immediately scheduled a flight to Israel to be with him. 

Over the next few weeks, I was faced with the difficult decision of whether to stay or go back home. The “cost” of that decision seemed high– postponing my flight back meant that I needed to cancel numerous important meetings and even a keynote speaking engagement. I struggled at first because I did not want to let people down, but at the same time I wanted to stay and be with my family. To get clarity on the right choice, I asked myself the simple question, “What is most important to me?.” I became conscious of my WHY.

“He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how” – Nietzsche

I decided to cancel my return flight and immediately felt lighter. I am forever grateful for that choice. You see, my father passed away shortly after that. I got to be with him and my mom during those precious last days. 

Whenever you are at a crossroads or unsure of the next step, I invite you to ask yourself, “what is important to me?” and then prioritize those values. Get to know your WHY. When you can make decisions that align with your top values, you are most likely to experience fulfillment and ease in your life.  

My word for 2019 is IMPERFECT

This word aligns with my intention of “getting out there” and sharing my message with the world even when I do not know all the right answers or feel completely ready. You see, two of my 2019 goals are to launch a podcast and be more active on social media. I cannot do that while I hold on to perfection. 

The risk of imperfection is that I will make mistakes, but I am willing to take that risk because my WHY is so powerful: I want to transform the planet by helping people believe in themselves and achieve their desires. 

I have begun repeating the affirmation, “I am choosing to be imperfect” (out loud and in my own mind) with positive emotions multiple times a day to anchor it into my subconscious mind. It is already working…I’m in the process of completing the first three episodes of my podcast J

I challenge you to use Christine Kane’s free tool (https://yourwordoftheyear.com) to come up with your word for 2019 so that you can achieve everything you desire. 

Here’s to your health, joy, and fulfillment in the New Year and beyond!

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