We're excited to introduce the next edition of "My Word of the Year" featuring Kinsey Roberts! Read below about how Kinsey is implementing FOCUS into her life this year and how she's making what matters happen.
Tell us what fires you up:
My husband Derek and two boys, Liam and Landon fire me up like nothing else in this life. I'm also fired up by spending time with my brothers and our family because we spend 98% of the time belly laughing which is so good for my heart. These things give me the courage to pursue the other things that fire me up like Vista View Events which is my new wedding venue on our family ranch, taking pictures for my stock shop, writing a book, history and marketing! (Yes, history and marketing fire me up. #NerdAlert)
What do you value the most?
I value my sweet family (seriously, I can't believe they're mine), love, tradition, honesty, integrity and a sense of humor.
If you could envision your most fulfilling year yet, what would it look like?
I hope this is ok to say, but, my most fulfilling year yet looks like not confining myself to one version of fulfillment. My "Purposeful Year" statement in my PowerSheets is more like a living document in the sense that I update it, cross things off and add new ideas/hopes/dreams throughout the year. I spent a lot of my early 20s seeking one version of 'fulfillment' in what I thought should make me feel great about myself and my life. What I've learned is that A LOT of things make me feel fulfilled and that's OK. My life doesn't look the same as anyone else's and while I have goals, a schedule and desires like most people, I no longer wrap my sense of self-worth or joy around what I 'accomplished' in that year. All that is to say, my most fulfilling year looks like me loving on my people, taking chances, exploring everything I'm interested in and pivoting when I need to.
What is your word for this year?
How have you implemented FOCUS into your life so far this year?
I chose the word FOCUS this year to remind myself to be fully present in whatever task I'm doing in the moment. I'm interested in so many things right now and I'm so over being fearful of what people will think of me if I try something new. For me, my word of the year does not just apply to business or to my personal life. It is for both. I want to focus 100% on my family when we're together and I want to focus 100% on building Vista View Events or my other businesses when I'm in business mode. I also want to focus on my hobbies when I'm in that mode. I've implemented this word so far this year by creating work hours and off hours. I'm not at point yet where hiring childcare makes sense for me so in order for me to have fully focused work time, I have to work when my kids are sleeping (in the early morning hours and the evening). The hours may sound crummy but to be honest, it has been AMAZING! I feel zero guilt about not doing anything during the day because I'm FOCUSING on my kids and my life as a wife and mom. Last year I would tell myself, "Oh, I'm not an evening person so I can't work at that time or I'll be too tired." Or, I'd say, "Getting up at 4am is crazy, I don't know why anyone would do that, I just can't." Well this year I've completely changed my attitude thanks to my Word of the Year. I CAN work in the evening, I CAN get up at 4AM and I CAN FOCUS on what is important to me in life and in business and achieve goals that I have defined as important to ME. I make time for myself, for my family and for my work and they all get 100% of my attention when I'm there. Does it look perfect? Absolutely not - and that's fine with me.
What are you saying yes to this year?
This year I'm saying YES to: Honestand respectful communication with my husband, Derek. A lot of time hugging and playing outside with my little boys. Absolutely killing it with Vista View Events (MY definition of 'killing it!') :) Cultivating new friendships on and offline and just LIVING. Oh, I'm also saying yes to coffee, which will probably never be on the 'no' list!
And, what are you saying no to this year?
I'm saying no to: Fear, analysis paralysis, meaningless relationships and judgement.
Where do you want to be when you're 80?
When I'm 80, I want to be sitting on our porch, still on our family ranch, surrounded by our children and grandchildren. I want to be proud of the legacy that Derek and I have built and will pass on to our kids. I want to still be a fan of belly laughing, long walks on the ranch and reading. And to be perfectly honest, I still want to be rocking a full face of makeup when I'm 80 because that's how I roll.
Thank you so much for sharing, Kinsey! We're cheering you on as you chase FOCUS this year!