Well Said Wednesday: Word for the Year

New Year’s Resolutions? Nah.

21-, 30- or 90-day goals? Probably, but a bit complex.

One touchstone to keep me focused and on track? Bring it on.

The Word for the Year. Mine is Spectacle.

I did not originate the Word for the Year idea and I don’t have a structured approach to selecting one other than what I did: Thinking and journaling about the year ahead and letting the word bubble up from…wherever these things rise up from.

What will yours be?

Happy New Year. Bring on the Mistakes!

crumpled paper

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.”
— Neil Gaiman

Friday Inspiration: We’ll Miss You Edition

Friday Inspiration

I generally reserve this space for Friday Inspiration…words or sometimes a picture that can shake up my (and hopefully your) creative juices.

This Friday, there will be 14 inspirations that double as tributes to a handful of those we’ve lost this year. A new quote will appear on the 423 Communication Facebook page every hour.

Each, in their own way, pushed me a little more to create a well-said world. Rest in Peace Muhammad Ali, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Carrie Fisher, Glenn Frey, Gwen Ifill, Sharon Jones, Harper Lee, Garry Marshall, George Michael, Agnes Nixon, Prince, Alan Rickman and Gene Wilder.