We enjoy helping our customers in more ways than just mold, water, and fire restoration. We also spend time sharing our favorite motivational tools such as “One Word That Will Change Your Life” written by Dan Britton, Jon Gordon, & Jimmy Page. Our SERVPRO has made this part of our annual meetings with our entire team. Last year we wrote our One Word that each of us choose on stones. We placed the stones on our desks as well as in vehicles to remind us what we are trying to accomplish personally and professionally.
The One Word process is an alternative process choosing a list of New Year’s resolutions. You take time for self-reflection and discover where you want to see change if your life. Fact is who can remember all their New Year’s Resolutions that they made in May? Very few people can I am sure of it. This is a simple technique to change yourself without trying to remember a long list of goals.
You want to take about 10-15 minutes to pause and pray to help discover your One Word for the year. It is a three-step process: Prepare your heart (Look In), Discover your one word (Look Up) & Live out your word (Look Out).
You can read more on Jon Gordon’s website: http://www.getoneword.com/ as well as follow him on Facebook or Twitter. Everything he teaches you can be utilized as a team or as an individual. You can find all his books on Amazon.com, Books A Million, or Barnes & Noble or of course on his personal website: www.jongordon.com. My personal favorite is using recourses such as Audible or IBook to download these books so I can listen to them on the go.
Recently, I visited with Alan Brown State Farm and we went through this process with them. In their case, we used a canvas for each of them to display in their offices to help remind them of their One Word. We discussed why each person choose their One Word and what their One Word meant to them. I shared my One Word with them from the previous year which was commit. For me it was a chance to commit to things that matter most in life and not to over commit myself to things take away for the most important. I used Proverbs 16:3 to remind me of plan for the year; Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Choosing One Word can change your life! Small steps each day will allow you to travel far on your journey.