At the end of 2015, I made a new year’s resolution to retool my long-running leadership TV program. However, the essence of its format that audiences had grown to love would not change.
Therefore, I set out to procure a team of individuals to rename the show and re-brand its image. In March of 2016-they gave me a word that was transcendent when I first heard it. The word was MOXIE. An actual word in Webster’s dictionary as seen here: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moxie MOXIE was a prevalent word back in the early 20th century and today is widely known for MOXIE soda-predominantly available in the Northeastern United States.
Yet when I first heard the word-I was on a family vacation to Disneyworld in Orlando, FL. I stopped dead in my tracks and grew numb-the team had nailed it-the word was priceless! It surmised and encompassed every one of my previous guests on the program.
Upon my return home to Louisville, I began to float the word in social settings to see how it would be received. I quickly learned that the older the recipient of the word-the more they instantly liked it. The younger they were-meaning under, 25-the less they had ever heard of it or associated it with something far different such as lip-gloss. Frankly-they didn’t like it much! I then began to ask myself and the team-had we had found the correct name. After a brief discussion-we chose to stick by it, and we are now delighted we did because you see something extraordinary started to happen throughout the Spring & Summer of 2016-myself. Other team members began to see this word cropping up in everyday life, such as in TV commercials, movies & even NBA Sporting events! Who knew?
There is a phenomenon known as the Baader-Meinhof Complex phenomenon, don’t believe me?
Check this out: https://www.damninteresting.com/the-baader-meinhof-phenomenon/
You see, we are onto something here.
We see great things and opportunities with this naming choice…
Stay tuned as we resurrect a long-ago popular word in the English lexicon!
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