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RE: Framing

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post- mainly because I’ve been really going through this great debate of how to get things done, which blog to post on and when. I really noticed that I was causing noise on my own.

The question was- Why?

I have a couple of blogs that exist for one interest or another. I built a nice sized community thanks to one blog that I’ve written on for two years. (All but abandoning it six months ago.) After looking at my hosting account I realized how really not focused I am

And then I read a post on JasonDoesStuff.com about framing your year. That was the final kick in the butt I needed. I have followed Jason since 2008 (or 2007, I forget) and have watched the tremendous growth year after year. I don’t want to be this guy, but I sure like how he thinks. Anyway, I digress- to summarize, his message about framing your year, he likes to choose a word that will be the motto, or theme around his year. This is what I needed. One word to motivate my entire 2016. In example, Jason picked moderation for this year’s word, and last year was experimentation. He also notes that just because it’s a year concept doesn’t mean it has to be on January 1, or some sort of resolution. If you’re reading this on May 5, why not start on May 6? It’s your life!

Anyway…In 2016, my word is “focus”. For anyone who knows me, I have “shiny object syndrome”. I’m easily distracted by the newest idea and easily energized by ideas, or next “shiny object”. This year I decided to become more selective about what I spend my time on- whether it’s activities, work, school, business ideas, or how I spend my “off” time. In the same vein, who I will spend my time with, who I focus on building relationships with will also be important too. You hear so many people say, that we only have one life… we only have so much time… so I’ll be narrowing down everything in 2016.

First focus, my own idea of me.  I wiped the slate clean on ValerieHope.com. I will be narrow down what I write about in 2016. I have so many ideas, beliefs and theories. 2016, I put it all down on paper (or white screen) and get it out of my mind so I can….say it with me… focus.   You know, I’m not sure if it’s going to help or hinder at this time, but from my current perspective it will help me clear out the clutter in mind to really be attentive to what I am doing in the moment.  Some may not agree with this new position, and that’s okay. This is my year of focus and this will be my first step.

With that in mind, I encourage you to bookmark ValerieHope.com. I’ll be seeing you soon!

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