What is Your WORD for 2018?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

What is Your WORD for 2018?


I had the privilege of listening to a wonderful speaker about a week ago. She challenged us with finding our "Word" for the new year. A word that can cause change, directs you, calms you, or inspires you. It could be a word that simply gives you hope. It is your word so don't let any perceived parameters deter you from finding your word!


As I began ruminating on this thought, I began reflecting on various words and contemplating what mine would be. I am still seeking my word for the year and will let you know when it has been solidified in my mind.


In the meantime as I was writing in my  journal, I played around with an acronym using WORD. What came to me is truly a great direction for me:


W - Wisdom 

O - Organization

R - Reliability

D - Dynamic


Wisdom to use sound judgment, make good decisions, and to seek wise counsel when needed. So many times I can be in a hurry and make a quick decision rather than taking my time to make a good, solid, wise decision. Wisdom requires patience, experience, and good judgment. Obviously, this is an excellent attribute to possess and practice daily.


Being organized personally allows me to be more productive, accomplish my goals, and provides me with a better mind-set for the day. In order to get the things done daily, the more organized I am, the more I can get done. Organization however, takes time and planning. Things just don't organize themselves on their own. Spending some time daily on organization will have huge pay-offs as your productivity increases.


A reliable person is dependable and trustworthy. We should all aspire to this. Wanting to be reliable and actually being reliable however, are two different things. I choose to be reliable in doing what I say that I am going to do. Nothing frustrates me more than those who don't follow up, communicate responsibly, and simply ignore the details that need to be completed. In my career in real estate, reliability is critical!


The final part of my acronym for WORD is dynamic. This may seem like a zestful word and indeed it is. The dictionary defines the word dynamic in describing a person as:


positive in attitude and full of energy and new ideas


Yes! This is the person that I want to be! Daily I strive for being positive in my attitude. And guess what? That promotes me being full of energy. When I am full of energy I do get new, fresh ideas. This isn't just a mindset though. Projecting a positive attitude and being positive takes work, discipline, and care. I need to be well rested, and fueled properly. Taking care of your physical self does help you maintain a positive attitude.


So maybe my word for 2018 is simply WORD and all that these letters stand for me. I would love to hear from you what your Word is and if you practice this. May your 2018 be prosperous, joyful, and productive.







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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

My word for 2018 is not as multifaceted as "WORD."  It is simply "time."  Appreciate it, use it wisely and remember it is available only once.

Jan 17, 2018 07:55 AM #1
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

WORD is a good word to have as our mainstay.    It has the mani building blocks of success

Jan 17, 2018 07:56 AM #2
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

WORD works. We continue this year, with what we focused on last year...Mindfulness, However we will focus on the Triple A's to help ensure it...Awareness, Appreciation, and Accountability. 

Jan 17, 2018 08:03 AM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Paula McDonald my two words haven't changed for years....FOCUS AND DISCIPLINE..

Jan 17, 2018 08:03 AM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

I’m going to think about what word I’d choose but embrace comes to mind. I want to embrace life as well as my friends and family.

Jan 17, 2018 08:45 AM #5
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Paula,
I have done the WORD things for a few years.  This year it is Encourage.  To Encourage others through their struggles and achievements.  And, to Encourage myself to achieve the realistic goals I have set for myself.  

Jan 17, 2018 09:37 AM #6
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

One of my wife's preschool kids yesterday told my wife, " Ms Gail, I love you more than cake".

Jan 17, 2018 09:47 AM #7
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

WORD is so already you Paula!  Love it!

Jan 17, 2018 10:57 AM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


                    Congratulations, you've been featured in the Group Bananatude.

Jan 17, 2018 11:48 AM #9
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Mine is and has been for a long time G.R.E.A.T. Gratitude, reliance, empathy, attitude, trust.

Jan 17, 2018 01:24 PM #10
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Paula.

I've used the same word for two years now and will continue to use it this year.  My word is focus 

Jan 18, 2018 12:32 AM #11
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

my 2018 word is Grammy.  Is it April yet?  I can't wait.

Jan 26, 2018 09:05 PM #12
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