My One Word

Leading From The Heart

I’ve been choosing a word for the year for the last 6 years. An executive coach I met introduced me to the book “My One Word” by Ashcraft & Olsen, and I’ve been letting the universe (God) give me a word ever since.

My practice is this: about November/December I start randomly thinking about what my word for the next year will be. Sometimes it’s a fleeting thought of “Oh yeah I wonder what my word will be ?” Sometimes it’s intentional meditation. Last year I was lying in bed on Dec 30th and said in my mind, “Man I can’t believe I don’t have a word yet”. Out of nowhere, I sensed “Harvest”. I knew immediately that was my 2023 word. There’s no way to explain how I knew, but instead this incredible awareness that this word was given to me.

As a faith-based person, I usually seek scripture to see if there is any biblical relevance to the word. I also search the Webster’s dictionary and the thesaurus to infer definitions and relevant language.

Two weeks ago I was walking my dogs in the morning and pondering on what word the universe will give me for 2024. It was a beautiful morning and I said aloud, “Thank you God for your blessings to me, your MAGNITUDE of blessing is immense”.

I immediately knew in my spirit: Magnitude is my word of the year for 2024.

Choosing a word for the year gives me hope, helps shape my personal & professional vision, and really informs my outlook for the year.

Maybe you could give it a try.

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Turning Lives Around
Founder & President

The One80 Insider, our internal company newsletter, is regularly distributed to our team. The purpose of our newsletter is to build morale, colleague recognition, wellness strategies and tips, showcase team projects and blogs, highlight important announcements, and much more! Sarah Coates, LCMHC, Founder and Practice Owner, writes the cover story titled “Leading From The Heart” which serves as a personal blog and means of authentic, real-time communication of an important topic or relevant thoughts to be shared with the practice. Sarah’s hope is to lead from the heart, with deliberate authenticity and truth, while encouraging morale and thought-sharing.