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SHIFT Work: Give Yourself the Gift of Intention

Brilliant Business Girlfriends IntentionToday I want to share a SHIFT that will help you set an intention for the changes you want to make in your life.

Setting a daily intention is a powerful habit that can literally change your life. An intention is different from a wish – a thought with no action behind it. Setting an intention means purposely identifying what you want to experience and then consciously looking for opportunities to invite what you want.

I a a big believer in the power of intention. For example, I want to be healthier and stronger. To support that intention, I intend to make better choices about what I eat and drink. Before I put something in my body, I ask: am I fueling myself or faking myself out. (By faking myself out I mean am I eating when I really want something else.)

Another example, I set an intention this year to become a best-selling published author. To support that intention, I created space on my calendar to write – and every morning, before I get out of bed, I make a declaration that I will write today. I have also post weekly updates about my book on Facebook. (The feedback and support from my Facebook network has been awesome!). So far, I finished the first set of revisions and am on track to submit it to the publisher this month.

Here’s how setting a daily intention might look like in your life:

  • Want more purpose? Set an intention each day to do what’s aligned with your purpose.
  • Want more passion? Set an intention to do something that nurtures your spirit each day.
  • Want to earn more money in your business? Set an intention to focus on revenue generating tasks first each day.
  • Want more clients? Set an intention to invite one two people each day to a free consult or introductory session.

Shift WorkSHIFT Work:

  1. Choose a power word or phrase. (The graphic on this page is a word cloud of power words from the Brilliant Business Girlfriends Group).
  2. Create an intention based on your power word.
  3. Write the word and your intention on a 3×5 card, post-it, or even a app on your phone. The goal is to put it in a place you can refer to it easily and often.
  4. Set aside time to meditate and reflect on how your intention is showing up in your life. You can do this weekly with a friend, coach or even by journaling.

Talk to me! Do you have a power word or phrase? Have you set an intention that you are actively working on?

(Leave a comment or send me a message about an intention you’ve set via Facebook or Twitter.)


About the Author Tai Goodwin

Tai Goodwin on a mission to help 10,000 women entrepreneurs create more joy and wealth in their life and business. She's the CEO of Aligned + Bankable and creator of the Bankable Brilliance Course. An intuitive business growth strategist and teacher, her specialty is helping clients create bankable business models that allow them to increase their impact and income without burning out. Tai is a former corporate trainer with a master's degree in instructional design and over 20 years of experience designing course, training programs, and certifications. She is also the author of Girlfriend, It's Your Time and founder of Brilliant Business Girlfriends.

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Kimberly Koehler says


Great article – you nailed it! I use something similar with my clients and in my life. I call it living deliberately and teach them how to set up their day for conscious deliberate living.

Congratulations on your book – I am looking forward to reading it when it is published.

    Tai Goodwin says

    Hi Kim,
    Thanks for stopping by! I love the term deliberate living. Sounds like a set up for successful days no matter what comes up.

Lynne says

Great ideas! Intention is indeed a strong word that can work wonders if you take action.

    Tai Goodwin says

    And that’s the winning combination Lynn Intention + Action!

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