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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My Three Words for 2015: PLAY, FUN, and SURPRISE

I've been doing Chris Brogan's THREE WORDS exercise for New Years for a while now. What's ended up working for me is keeping the same words year to year.

It's become my mantra.

These three words help me focus on what's important to me.

Here they are:


Back in my Three Words for 2013 post, I talked about how PLAY has worked for me in travel and food blogging.

I expressed an interest in working with high end resorts that are looking to share their story in a personal way via social media. The best example from 2014 was attending the grand opening of The Hermitage ski resort in Vermont.

My wife and I had a great time, I shared content via social media while there in real time, and then compiled everything in a Storify blog post. We hope to do lots more travel this year. Let me know if you want me to help you tell your story.


I only choose to work with people who are fun. I enjoy helping fun people and companies grow. I'm good at saying NO. If a project isn't going to be fun, I won't do it. ;-)

I also made more time for leisure fun in 2014. For 2015 that's going to mean getting better at tennis, and taking up golf again.


Ze Frank talks about:

- Trying New Things.
- Being uncomfortable.
- Breaking patterns.

In 2014 I ramped up my angel investing and got involved in some new companies. I'm enjoying the start up process, advising Mercedes-Benz of Burlington, and Lord Hobo Brewing Company. There are a couple of other new startups that I'll be working with in 2015, and it'll be fun to explore and learn with them.

HINT: One company is working in the virtual reality space.

Do you choose three words to start the year? I'd love to hear them.


  1. Anonymous1:41 PM

  2. Thanks Steve! I enjoyed reading your three words and they gave me some perspective prior to writing My Three Words for 2015.
    Happy New Year