Do you ever feel like you are NEVER going to reach your business goals? Maybe this is the best it’s EVER going to be. Or, maybe you should just sell the business and get a real job with a secure paycheque that comes every two weeks? WE ALL HAVE! But don’t worry, I have the solution for you. If you are not using intention, your life is way harder than it has to be.
First, a sad story. When my Dad got sick last year and died, I was in so much pain. I had never lost someone close before and I didn’t know how to handle it. I would spend time at home crying, but most days I’d try to come in and be a “leader.” I can’t believe my team supported me so strongly and all stayed with me through that very dark period in my life. I still miss my Dad, and I always will, but through my coach, my counsellor, and MYSELF I got my life back on track.
How? Well, I remembered a very important lesson. INTENTION. INTENTION is REQUIRED. YOUR INTENTION CREATES YOUR RESULTS! If you just tend to “show up” and hope it goes well, you’re probably getting mediocre or worse results.
If you want to be exceptional, get exceptional business results, and have exceptional relationships (which are required for an exceptional business), you HAVE TO BE INTENTIONAL!
If you want more success in your business here are my six strategies to do just that!
DECIDE IN THE MORNING TO BE INTENTIONAL
Put it in your calendar and have your journal right by the bed, on top of or underneath your phone! Immediately do your morning routine once you shut off your alarm. Your morning routine MUST include INTENTION. I recommend you take TWO MINUTES, yes, ONLY TWO MINUTES to write down something you’re GRATEFUL for, who you’re GOING to be, a GOAL you’re going to keep in mind during the day, and to GET some of anything that makes you feel GOOD. For example, coffee, exercise, music, dancing, cuddles, etc. Read more about my 4G Morning Routine here!
USING INTENTION WILL HELP YOU BE WHO YOU INTEND TO BE
This is the part where most people fail. I always teach my clients that EXECUTION=RESULTS. If you read this and you don’t DO anything you will get NO RESULTS. So EXECUTE! DO IT! I know this sounds so simple, yet so many people fail at this part. Be the person who does it. Intend to be a doer, an executor, and then EXECUTE.
REMINDERS ARE A HELPFUL WAY TO ENSURE YOU EXECUTE
Use your alarms on your phone. Make them silent (because I also am a huge fan of NO NOTIFICATIONS for better productivity) but make sure when you look at your phone you are REMINDED of your INTENTIONS! Who are you going to be? It is as simple as putting 1, 2, or 3 words in the place of the “alarm” label on your phone. For example, “Kind. Happy. Confident.” I like to snooze mine all day long so that I’m reminded continuously throughout the day.
USE HABIT STACKING TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE USING INTENTION ALL DAY
Pick something that you ALWAYS DO, for example brushing your teeth or opening your garage door. Habit-stack your 3 words for the day. The words you chose when you decided WHO YOU WERE GOING TO BE. As you’re brushing your teeth or watching the garage door open, repeat the words to yourself as you look in the mirror, out loud or in your head, or even better on paper. If you want to learn more about habit stacking, check out this book!
BE YOUR INTENTION
Yes, it’s that easy. You are as happy, motivated, kind, successful, and present as you make up your mind to be. Again, it’s simple. But the average person won’t do this. BE EXCEPTIONAL. DO IT. BE YOUR WORDS. BE THE PERSON YOU INTENDED TO BE, ALL DAY!
USING INTENTION TO FRAME EACH “SEGMENT” OF YOUR DAY.
Before entering a room for a meeting, picking up your kids, getting out of your car and going into your home after work, or any other “segment” of your day, INTEND TO BE A CERTAIN WAY AND DO IT! For example, in this meeting, I will be KIND, SUPPORTIVE, and CREATIVE! Then, enter the meeting and BE THE PERSON YOU INTEND TO BE. *Writing these words down REALLY helps.
Leaders, live your life intentionally! INTEND, BE, EXECUTE, and get amazing results! Don’t just let life happen to you. Make it happen FOR YOU by using INTENTION as a tool.
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