A little over a year ago I finally got off my ass and started a blog. This blog.
In January last year, I stumbled across a post from my dear friend Margie Clayman where she set forth her focus areas for 2011. Apparently, Chris Brogan began this trend a few years ago, and it resonated with me.
One of the things I’ve learned from my nearly 20 years of corporate experience is it is VERY hard to get anything done when you are not focused. Focus, focus, focus; Then focus some more. Even three things seems like it might be a lot of things to focus on to me, but since it’s a focus area over an entire year, I’m willing to go with it.
In 2011, my themes for the year were mentor, inspire and balance. I feel like I did a decent job of expanding my capabilities in those three areas (or at least I like to think I did, anyway). Reflecting on 2011, the year seemed to contain an abundance of all three of those things.
I’ve been thinking about my themes for 2012 and have settled on writing, speaking and unfiltered.