Reboot – One Word


PROMPT. Encapsulate the year 2014 in one word.
Explain why you are choosing that word.
Now imagine it is one year from today,
what would you like the word to be that captures 2011 for you?


My year 2014 is encapsulated in one word – SHIFT.

This post is part of my Reverb – 2014 Reboot.


Verb defined over here – “move or cause to move from one place to another, especially over a small distance”

I chose this word – SHIFT – because it represents my getting into gear (or shifting into gear) toward more involvement with anthrocubeology, as well as honing in on those areas of air quality, energy projects, and environmental communications of greater interest. To do so, I quit my traditional job,  am re-establishing my consulting practice, and incorporating a new pursuit.

Noun defined over here – “A slight change in position, direction, or tendency”

As a noun, it represents my behavior design endeavors – perspective about workspace culture, making personal choices, initiating tiny changes, interacting with others – all these represent a shift.

from Adolfo Girala (over here)


My word for year 2015 that I have chosen – PRACTICE.


Verb defined over here “Perform (an activity) or exercise (a skill) repeatedly or regularly in order to acquire, improve or maintain proficiency in it”

Polish in public. I remind myself of this three-word mantra, particularly not looking to make something “perfect”, which is something emphasized by the Global Niche community.

“By withholding our work, our ideas, and our creations until we feel they’re just right, we’re actually preventing ourselves from moving forward and improving.”

What I do when I practice, I consult, write, coach, speak, teach, create, and perform (and maybe dance a little, too).

Noun defined over here“The actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method, as opposed to theories relating to it”

In December 2015, I will say that I have INTERCONNECTED various roles – Environmental Consultant, Behavior Designer & Anthrocubeologist, Tiny Habits® Certified Coach, Improviser, Servant Leader. I have connected the dots.

What is your “one word” pair?

* prompt from Reverb10, Author Gwen Bell

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