What Are Your Words for 2018?

Do you have a word (or words) for the new year?

You’ve likely heard of your friends choosing a word for the year, as it’s become more and more popular in the past few years.

By choosing a word or words for the year, you are telling yourself (and the universe) that you are laser-focusing on certain areas in your life. The words themselves are meant to inspire and motivate you for the coming year.

Pretty cool, right?

The idea takes the premise of a New Year’s Resolution to the next level, as you are getting very specific and focused on your goals.

Ready to get started?

  1. Start by thinking very carefully: what is your 2018 focus going to be?
  2. Define very clear and specific words around those goals/that focus. Pick 1 – 3 single words.
  3. Incorporate those words into whatever works for you: post-it notes around the house, daily affirmations, journaling, meditation, etc.

In order to help get you started with a little inspiration, the words I’ve chosen are: humble and hustle.

Image credit: Jennet Liaw


Staying humble has always been extraordinarily important to me.

I believe that humility is a positive affirmation of remaining down to earth, grounded, and authentic. I believe that you can be both confident and humble, and that that goes that much further into creating a more authentic you.


This year is the year of hustle for Nicki, my friends!! Woot woot!

I want 2018 to be a year of so much growth – in both my business and my personal life – and I have a ton of big goals and dreams that I want to accomplish this year.

How’s it going to get done? Obviously, everyday I’m hustlin’!

Update: I decided to journal about my words and highly recommend you do too!

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Born/bred in MD. Raised in ME. Transplant to FL. Entrepreneur, wife, mama, writer, puppy momma, Scorpio, fitness/nutrition enthusiast, eternal optimist.
I’m a strong, passionate, intense woman who has a thirst for life, knowledge, love, and the never-ending question of the meaning of life. I figure I’m bound to find it sooner or later.

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