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September 11, 2017

Your One Word / Books for Writers




NOTE: If you're seeing this message, that means I don't have power. I will return comments and visit blogs when I am able. Stay safe!

Update: I have power, and my house is safe.






The book I’m highlighting today was written for entrepreneurs and small business owners, but anyone can use the concept of One Word for their website, blog, business, etc. So why not discover the secret power of Your One Word?

I did!

First, what is One Word?

It is one word that defines you (who you are), your business, what you strive for in all you do, and what you want to give others. Just one word. It’s core selling at its best. Core selling is not talking about the features of a product (or book, such as page count, genre, etc.) or Benefit Selling (“an exciting afternoon’s read”), but what values you have and what you believe.

For Evan Carmichael, his one word is #Believe. It’s his core value, his personal mission statement.

Evan says, “Your one word is your core. It’s your guiding light. It makes all decisions easier…When you know your one word, you can make decisions that support your path…it will also help you to stay motivated.”

In this book, Evan demonstrates how other entrepreneurs discovered and used their one word to kick-start their businesses, make money, and (more important) make an impact.

I found my one word for my blog. It was actually always there, I just never realized how powerful it could be. My blog’s one word is #Sparks. When I started my blog, I wanted to provide sparks of inspiration and motivation through writing a novel, editing, publishing, and marketing. And that’s what I did, without even realizing it. My first blog post was “Catching a Spark,” and I even use sparks on my banner and my business cars, but I never truly embraced it. Until now. Check out my About page for an in-depth explanation on this.

To find your one word, read this book.



QUESTION: What do you think your One Word is?

50 comments:

Tamara Narayan said...

That's an excellent question. Maybe "persevere". Sometimes I want to give up when things get tough, but eventually I will kick myself in the rear (mentally, because physically would be problematic) and get on with things.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thought Evan's idea of one word was interesting. Still not sure what mine is.
Stay safe, Chrys.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Like Alex, I'm not sure what my one word is yet either. Maybe mine is more of a phrase....

We made it through Irma okay. Sending good thoughts your way, Chrys! Hang in there!

Carrie-Anne said...

I never thought about a one word sum-up. I could see multi-faceted, intense, or sweeping as possibilities.

I hope you stay safe during the hurricane!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Chrys ... I think Sparks is great for you and your blog etc. I guess mine would be 'positive' or 'inspirational' ... I think I'd go Inspirational - but perhaps I need something more unique ... cheers Hilary

Pat Hatt said...

A great way to go about life indeed. What if one is far too wordy though? lol

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thinking about you, Chrys.

Sparks is a good word. Mine would either be Spunky or Inspire.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thinking of you and hoping you are safe and get power soon. My mom thankfully is okay. Great idea for the one word definition of our blogs. Mine would be helpful. Take care.

Nick Wilford said...

That is a very interesting idea. I'll have to have a think about mine.

Liz A. said...

I hope you're well and get power back soon.

Birgit said...

I've been thinking about you and hope all is well. I tried to write something on your blog last week when I heard about Irma but I couldn't get on your blog! I go between 2 words....courage and dream.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I hope you have power soon...and that you and your belongings are safe and sound.

One word. Hmm. I'll have to think on that.

sage said...

You got me thinking... I am evacuated but have heard my house is fine. Last year, Matthew did a number on trees, this year we had a lot of flooding especially in some of the lower homes along the marsh. I'm heading back in the morning to check things out.

Lidy said...

Stay safe Chrys and hope power returns to your soon. And that your belongings are safe.
Hhhmm, my one word. I guess it would have to be "believe."

Juneta key said...

Thinking of you. We were lucky. Still have power. My one word in abundance is EASE everything flows and grows. Had not thought of it in relation to writing. Maybe the same thing cause I want my writing to flow and grow in many areas for me.

Hope you get power back soon. Hugs.
Juneta

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Interesting. I'll have to think about it. Not sure.
Hope you're okay.
My son had some flooding in Charleston, but not too bad, he says.

Magic Love Crow said...

I don't know what my word would be? That is a good question!

Elephant's Child said...

Sandra sent me - to be posed an intriguing question. I *think* my word is CARE.

Barbara said...

Hi, I’m just over from Sandra’s blog. I do hope all is well with you.
I don’t know what my one word is, but it would be interesting to find out.

JFM said...

Hello. My name is Jan and I am visiting from Sandra Cox's blog.
I do hope that all is well with you Chyrs.
To pick my one word out of so many words...'middling." I would say that I am just average~

Anonymous said...

I believe much can be said in a single word.

Chrys Fey said...

Persevere is a great word, and a great thing to do. Keep on preserving, Tamara!

Chrys Fey said...

I loved the concept... Obviously. Haha

Chrys Fey said...

A phrase could be shortened to a word. It's a good way to start and discover what your one word could be.

Chrys Fey said...

I like sweeping... I could see that as your one word. :)

I am safe and sound. Thanks!

Chrys Fey said...

It's time to break out the thesaurus. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Well, maybe the fewer the letters the better? lol

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Diane! I am well. :)

Spunky! I definitely think that's your one word.

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Natalie! I am safe and sound. I'm glad your mom is okay. Helpful is a great word for a blog. :)

Chrys Fey said...

If you find your one word, share it with me. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks! I got my power back quickly but had to deal with some cleanup.

Chrys Fey said...

You couldn't get on my blog? That's weird.

I like dream as a one word. I think that fits you very well. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Elizabeth! Everything is good and safe. :)

Chrys Fey said...

I'm glad your house is safe. My damage after Matthew to trees was more than with Irma. I'm sorry your area has flooding. I hope you were able to get back home.

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Lidy! Everything is okay.

Believe is a great one word. It's the one Evan uses, but each person can use it in their own way. :)

Chrys Fey said...

I'm glad you didn't lost power. Ease is a fabulous one word!

Chrys Fey said...

I am okay. I'm glad the flooding in your son's area wasn't too bad.

Chrys Fey said...

Your blog tittle has three great options: Magic...Love... Crow. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Care is a lovely one word. Thanks for visiting!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks for visiting! :)

Chrys Fey said...

Hi, Jan!

No one is just average. We may not see it but we are all special. :) Thanks for visiting!

Chrys Fey said...

So true.

Sandra Cox said...

Glad you're safe!
My word....I'm thinking........

Anonymous said...

If I had to pick a word, I'd say it was discover. Last year when I was making a banner for the blog, I wanted something catchy on it and came up with 'discovering creativity through words'. It fits so well because it combines writing and my artistic side.

Romance Reader said...

Yes, #Sparks is you and all your tips and advice.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Greetings from the UK. Thanks for the review. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Chrys Fey said...

When you think of one, share it with me. :)

Chrys Fey said...

"Discover" is a great one word. It can lead to so much. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks for commenting!