Three words for 2011

2011 By smemon87 on flickr
2011 By smemon87 on flickr

As I’ve done for the past two years (see my 3 words for 2009 and 3 words for 2010), its time to share my three words for 2011.  I got the idea for this from Chris Brogan a few years ago…not sure if he started it but I liked it and have been using it since.

My three words for 2010 were: Create, Build and Engage.

2010 saw some fairly major changes for me. I left the Boy Scouts of America in March and have no regrets about that decision.  Much of my 2010 words were built around my role at the BSA…but I continued with the ideas behind those words for the remainder of the year.

How’d I do for the year?  So-so…I’ve created some things, built some things and engaged a bit.  I’m not happy with some of the progress I’ve made but I’ll take it.

So, for 2011, my words are:

  • Create – I’ve brought this one back, for the third year.  I believe so strongly in creating something new that I plan to focus on creating again for 2011.    For 2011, I’m going to be creating in all areas of my life. Creating new ideas, new knowledge, new business and new opportunities.
  • Completion – 2011 will be the year I complete the greatest portion of my dissertation. I’m not sure I’ll finish the dissertation completely due to the overwhelming amount of work to be done, but I’m going to get the research complete during 2011.  I will be striving to complete the dissertation fully this year but won’t be disappointed if it flows into 2012, which is the scheduled completion date according to my plan of study.
  • Foundation – 2011 will be the foundation year for the future.  With the completion of my doctorate in 2011, I’ll be looking to the future. I know exactly where I want to be in 3 years and 2011 will be the year that I set the foundation in place to start moving toward that ultimate 2013 goal.  More on that goal in the future 🙂

7 responses to “Three words for 2011”

  1. Good luck! RT @ericdbrown: Three words for 2011

  2. Bill Murphy Avatar

    I agree with completely with bringing back the word – create! As business leaders – we must innovate and create especially when others don’t!

    1. Eric D. Brown, D.Sc. Avatar

      Thanks Bill. I agree…we need more creation and less imitation.

  3. Richard Harbridge Avatar

    Best of luck in achieving those goals Eric!

    Will be interesting to see how the doctorate helps you (beyond the knowledge gained) in influencing recognition or opportunities.

  4. @ericdbrown U r welcome – I enjoyed your THREE WORDS…

  5. Nice write up – Three words for 2011 via @ericdbrown #lead #pmot