Words are powerful.
Your words can lift someone up or tear someone down. They have the ability to teach, to motivate and to show empathy. Words can also set intentions. I think that is why there is a growing trend for people to “pick their word for the year.”
At Cole’s this year, many of us decided to pick a word to set our intentions for 2023. See our team’s words, PLUS read how I picked mine below. We hope you find some inspiration for how you are approaching your new year!
Tammy | Advanced Designer | Burnsville
Jen | Advanced Designer | Burnsville
Kelly | Advanced Esthetician | Apple Valley
Kelsey | Advanced Designer | Apple Valley
Emma | Esthetician | Savage
Tracy | Advanced Esthetician | Apple Valley
Tina | Advanced Designer | Burnsville
Amy | Advanced Designer | Burnsville
Hannah | Designer | Burnsville
How I chose my word
First, reflect on the past year. For some of us this might be looking back at a journal we kept. For me, I spent some time looking through photos of 2022. They captured so many highlights of my family and friends.They reminded me of the growth I experienced and the setbacks.They provided the highlight reel for me to think about how I wanted 2023 to look for myself and those closest to me.
It’s Goal Time
Second, I wrote down a few goals I have for myself both personally and professionally in 2023. What am I hoping to accomplish this year, what relationships do I want to strengthen? How do I want to make an impact on others?
Time to Visualize
A vision board is a collage of images that expresses your goals and intentions, it helps visualize where you are going. I used my vision board to help my brain piece together which words resonated with me the most. If this feels like too much work you can simply brainstorm a list of words that resonate with you.
These three steps helped me choose my word for 2023. I hope it can help you choose the word you want to live in 2023 as well!
Heather Ehresman is the Director of Team Development at Cole’s Salon.