Monday thought #18: The Power of Daily Intention Setting

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Claudia Hesse, The Better Workplace
Monday thought #18: The Power of Daily Intention Setting
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Waking up in the morning and reaching for the phone is really easy. Even easier to quickly check the e-mails and being immediately sucked in by all the demand coming from right, left and center.

Or reading something that immediately could ruin my day.

Been there, done that.

I used to stumble into my days like that.

Of course I planned and (almost) always had my "to-do" lists and made an effort to work through them. Most days though it did not work out. Too many distractions, too many things to do anyway.

Leaving me exhausted and dissatisfied….mostly with myself.

The rare days where everything went smoothly were great but the exception.

So I asked myself the question: What if more days could be smoother, go in the direction I'd like them to go and feel great at the end of it?

The power of INTENTION SETTING

Some years ago then  - during one of the courses I attended - I heard about intention setting.

Yeah - great.... another tool (how many "productivity tools do you know? For me it's MANY…).

Intention though is not about WHAT you do - but about HOW you do things.

Well, one of my favourite sayings is: "If you don't try - you don't know."

So I better stick to my own rules then, right? ;-)

I tested it. Of course not without looking behind the "science" of how this can work. In short- it has to do with neuroplasticity  -  the brain's ability to modify, change, and adapt both structure and function throughout life and in response to experience.

In simpler words - our brain listens to what we're saying and acts on it in the background.

Even simpler: IT WORKS. :-)

In this podcast I talk about 

1. WHY I set intentions DAILY 
2. What intentions have to do with success
3. HOW I set intentions and what my favourite ones are
4. I share 2 versions of intention setting: a quick one-question-intention-setting method and a more comprehensive one (for the advanced ones, REALLY setting yourself up for success)
5. How intention setting also works for better meetings and conversations. 

I sincerely hope this serves you....definitely does for me and my clients. And if you have any questions, comments or know something that I could learn from you - simply drop me an e-mail at [email protected]

Be great today :-). 

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