One Word Resolution for 2014

Photo by Ali Elan

Photo by Ali Elan

Happy New Year!  I've been reflecting on 2013, and it was an ok year.  I met some of my personal goals--but not all--and I'm still in the process of defining what I want in 2014.  Already 2014 looks like it will include more networking, more speaking opportunities, and doing more with the organizations I love.

Following the advice of Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin, I'm choosing a one word theme for this year: astonishing.  This one word will will be my guide for the year.  I considered other words until I heard a song on SiriusXM that compelled me to choose it, and below is a video clip of the song.   

Sutton Foster performs "Astonishing" from her role in the Broadway musical "Little Women."

I want to amplify the goodness of 2013, learn more, laugh more, live more, give back more, and make a bigger impact in 2014.  Astonishing.  What is your theme for 2014?

Allison Pollard

I help people discover their agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. As an agile coach with Improving in Dallas, I enjoy mentoring others to become great Scrum Masters, coaching managers to grow teams that deliver amazing results, and fostering communities that provide sustainability for agile transformations. In my experience, applying agile methods improves delivery, strengthens relationships, and builds trust between business and IT. A big believer in the power of community-based learning, I grew the DFW Scrum user group significantly over the five years I served as an organizer. I am also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a foodie, and proud glasses wearer.