How Intention Will Bring Success To You in 2016

Intention in 2016Last week we discussed the power of intent and how it can transform your thoughts into tangible success.

Today I’m going to take things a step further and show you how to use the power of intent to finish out 2015 with a bang (and start the new year off right).  Take notes if you feel so inclined, this is going to be some great information to use over and over again!

The key to a balanced life is intention.

We already know that setting intentions will transform your life and business so let’s get down to the nitty gritty.

Who should set intentions?

Every.  Single. Person. Well, except those people who don’t want to see results or live life to its fullest potential.

When do I set intentions?

Great question!  And the answer is simple: all the time!  Before you head into a a big meeting, take calls with clients, make dinner, spend time with friends or family, whatever task you’re about to embark on.

Don’t just set intentions for your big picture dreams, use them everyday.  Nothing is too trivial, because all of those small intentions act as stepping stones toward the big important “things” in your business and overall life.

Practice makes perfect right?  So with all that warming up you’ll be an intentional machine in no time.

What do I do?

First, take a few deep breathes and ask yourself these three important questions:

  1. Who do I want to be right now in this moment?
  2. How do I want to feel?
  3. What is the perfect/ideal/most amazing outcome or result that I want?

Remember intentions are flexible and adaptable.  They are built to last, unlike a goal which is something that can be completed/finished and easily derailed by unforeseen circumstances.

Still not sold on the Power of Intent?

Using the power of intent in your business and everyday life WILL cultivate success and its scientifically proven.

The 2007 book, The Intention Experiment by Lynne McTaggart, explores the actual science behind the power of intent.  Her in-depth research clearly demonstrates an undeniable fact: thought is a thing that affects other things.  Mactaggart pulled together decades of research conducted at laboratories and universities including Princeton, MIT and Stanford.

“Intention is a directed thought, a thought aimed at something or someone with the goal of influencing something physical.  It is using your consciousness to change something in physical reality.  Intention manifests itself as electrostatic and magnetic energy.  Thoughts are ‘things’ too.”

~Lynne McTaggart, author The Intention Experiment 

I’ll leave you with this invitation to be intentional about one small thing today.  Simply shift your thinking.  Decide who you want to be, what you want to create or accomplish and how you want to feel in a situation.  Your result are in your hands – its that simple!

The little actions you take now will serve as rock solid foundations of success in 2016.

To Your Continued and Ever Growing Success,

Dana

Contact me today for a Complimentary Strategy Call and together we can plan a year full of your intentions for 2016.

The Power of Intent & 3 Ways to Harness It

Power of Intent

As children we are often told “you can do or be anything, just put your mind to it.

Intent has always been a part of our lives, hiding in the background, waiting patiently for us to take notice.  Well now is that time.

You could go so far as to argue that intent is the first step to success in business AND truly all aspects of life.

Are you ready to start harnessing the power of intent?

First, let’s go over the difference between goals and intentions.

When you set a goal, it tends to be more rigid, a process that involves a lot of planning, analyzing and reasoning.  We are in total control of the plan and all of the steps leading up to the ultimate goal.

Intentions are similar to goals, only there is no plan.  Scary right?  At first, maybe, but in all actuality, the power of intent is profound (and a little esoteric to many).  You simply intend an outcome, almost like making a wish.  It is based upon the Law of Attraction, which in theory allows you to manifest fuller, more robust outcomes than a goal can.

Goals may or may not be good for you but intentions are always good for you.

The Universe unfolds the journey for a person who has clear and connected intentions and presents them with appropriate opportunities.  A person with intentions may take detours but they do manifest intentions.  A person with a goal can get myopic and may lose opportunities as a result of their tunnel vision.

This may sound easy but the biggest challenge for many people is figuring out exactly what it is they want.  Clarifying your intentions will unlock that.  Here’s 3 easy ways to harness your own personal power of intent.

1. Identify Your True Intention

Ask yourself (and be sure to answer honestly)…
How do I want to feel at this moment?
What do I want to create as a result of my actions?
What is the final outcome I want to see?

Examples:
Is your intention to truly be conscious of the environment or to just look green?
Is your intention to start a business or just talk about it?
Is your intention to help someone in need or appear to be a hero in the eyes of others?

2. Align Your Intentions With Your Actions

Once you’ve identified your intention you then need to take action.  Is what you’re doing in line with what you’re intending/saying?

Walk the walk, don’t just talk the talk.  When you’re clear on your intention, you will take inspired action as a result.

3. Focus, Focus, Focus

So by now in this little exercise have figured out your intention in this moment.  Identify the specific ways you need to be acting, the words you should be using in order to manifest your intention.

Ask yourself…
What actions are appropriate for my intention?
When I fully embody my intention, what will that feel like?
How will others respond/react?

Revert back to your childhood for a moment and truly believe in yourself.  For the power of intention can propel you toward success in a way nothing else can.

I now challenge you to set an intention for the day and pair that with inspired action.

To Your Continued and Ever Growing Success,

Dana

P.S.  Be sure to follow me as next week I’ll discuss strategic planning for 2016 and how to effectively use your newfound intentional prowess effectively! (To make sure you do not miss any updates, tips, tools or techniques, be sure to provide your name and email here.)

Until then, let’s connect on a Complimentary Strategy Call.

 

Thought Provoking Tuesday: Living More Purposefully

Welcome back after your long holiday weekend!  I hope it was a fun-filled weekend with friends and family, appreciating the freedoms that have been gifted to us.

Now it’s back to business and a new installment of Thought Provoking Tuesday (TPT).

Live Purposefully

Many times we get caught up in leading a productive life, when striving to live more purposefully would likely bring us a stronger sense of fulfillment.

In order to live more purposefully we must first know what we want to create and then we need to know why we do what we do.

Each and every day we make hundreds of choices, some are simple like, what to wear?  While others are significant, in fact life altering, thought-consuming decisions like, do I quit my job today?

An intentional life is about defining your values, your goals and making choices with our time, attention and resources that are in alignment and clearly reflect those.  This ultimately allows you the freedom to create time for the things that mean the most to you!

We have half of the year left so how are you going to live more intentionally and purposefully the remainder of 2015?

To Your Continued and Ever-Growing Success,

Dana