Can you believe that we are 10 DAYS into 2020?!

We have said goodbye to 2019, and we’re launching into 2020 with fresh energy and expectation. I am believing with you that this is YOUR YEAR.

But before the year gets too far gone…

Are you ready to get FOCUSED?

If your answer is yes (and I just know that it is), there is one simple exercise that can set the tone for your entire YEAR … it is truly inspiring!

Here is how it works…

Take a few minutes (or maybe even a whole day) to think about how you really want to live this year …

What word(s) describe how you want to feel in 2020? What do you want to work on … or what inspires you? What changes do you want to make?

Some possible words might come to mind as you consider all this:

Strong – Joyful – Connected – Resilient – Brave – Renewed – Grateful – Faithful – Peaceful – Loving – Inspiring – Confident – Present … there seriously are so many great choices!

Your job is to pick JUST ONE WORD that resonates with you, and make it your mantra for the year!

It doesn’t have to be a word from the list above – this word should be unique to YOU.

It should ignite an emotion within you – inspiration, relief, clarity – because of the meaning it carries for you.

Let this word fuel your thoughts and actions every single day.

Use it to clarify the decisions you’ll make, the actions you’ll take … and even how you view the people around you!

It’s incredible how ONE WORD can give a specific intention to everything you do. This will help you be more present and “in the moment.”


  • Look at your word first thing when you wake up in the morning, and when you go to sleep at night.
  • Post it on your desk.
  • Make it your screensaver (on your phone & computer!)
  • Repeat it a couple of times a day.

This habit can fall by the wayside after a few days, so keep those reminders posted!

Here’s my word: TRUST.

In 2020, I’m trusting that God is who He says He is and will do what He said He will do regardless of how things look, how I feel, or what other people say. His purposes and plan will prevail.

“For the Lord, Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?”

-Isaiah 14:27 NIV

You don’t have to choose a scripture to go along with your word but if you do, I can promise you that it will take your belief and intention to a whole different level.


What is your ONE WORD?

Once you choose your word, I’d love for you to share that with me!

Let’s make 2020 a year to remember!

Tamara “Coach Tam” Jackson is a Charlotte-based author, speaker, transformation coach, and 11-year 100 lb. weight loss success story. All too familiar with the emotional and physical challenges associated with adopting and sustaining a healthy lifestyle, Tamara founded 265 Point in 2013 to motivate, educate, and inspire men and women everywhere to reclaim their health and their lives. Coach Tam’s local and virtual coaching programs empower each client to 1) develop a customized healthy living strategy, 2) replace counterproductive habits with healthy ones, and 3) stay focused in the face of setbacks and distractions. To learn more about Coach Tam and 265 Point’s programs, visit