What is One Little Word
One Little Word is an annual project created by Ali Edwards. You choose a word that represents what you’re want to be, and live with it. Couple years ago I read about having a theme for a year to focus on could help achieve goal better than having new year resolution. It seem like a good idea but I have no idea how to actually make it work. I created and keep my own theme in mind that in year 2012 is year for finding work I love and last years is a year to focus on doing what I love to do. However, I never connect with my theme until I found One Little Word by Ali Edwards by watching Elise Blaha and Amy T Schubert was working on their word Brave. This concept seem to be more realistic and actionable for me.
My word is BUILD.
BUILD come to me last year when I listen to podcast about building your platform by Micheal Hyatt and subscribe to BUILD newsletter by Amy T Schubert. After that I start found more about building platform. Since theme for last year is about doing what I love to do and quit doing what I’m not happy to do, I did a lot of projects included start new shop to sell journaling cards printable files, and start blog about how to sell handmade. I’m so happy to work on these projects and want it to bigger and stronger so I can spend more time on work I love to do. I want to BUILD life I enjoy living in all area of my life.
My BUILD album : January
I use simple stories 6×8 album for my BUILD album. Actually, I haven’t have the album but I do have page protector. I was thinking about combine my One little word with Project Life album but Project Life album is more public and I want to work with my word freely so I separated them.
I start with the word “BUILD” with thesaurus. I put my photo that I like beside the word. The below is definition of BUILD.
Next page, I created cards with word “BUILD” on top corner for writing about why I choose “BUILD” and my currently card for what I have done. And I put a quote from Steve Jobs about connecting the dots which is related to me.
I use “Be happy” journal cards series to write about what I want to do less, what I want to do more, what I fear and what I hope.
Last page of January’s task is all about my intention. I want to set my intention to be more as specific as I could so I separate them into 4 areas: business, financial plan, workspace I love, and healthy life.
My thoughts on One little word
I feel more connected with my word more than last couple years. However, since I already set my goals for this year and I want to stick with them, I try to connect my word with my goals which make me think inside of box and think too much. I’m going to work this way first, but if it’s not work well I will fix it later, or maybe redo all of this.