Setting A Positive Intention

Recently I watched an interview between Jeff Weiner and Oprah where they discussed her new series, “Belief”. One of the biggest take aways for me was when she said that the #1 guiding principal in her life has been setting a positive intention. Okay, it’s in the woo woo category, but there is actually some logic behind it.

She sited a life altering conversation she had with Gary Zukav who wrote Seat of the Soul. Gary talks about a concept that we are multi sensory beings with power beyond our 5 senses. One of these powers he sights is the power of intention. What is the power of intention you ask? To me it’s the realization that our thoughts have energy (you can actually see the energy being passed from one neuron to another under a microscope), and that energy triggers emotion. Our emotions are energetic like a magnet. My favorite example of this is when you walk into a room and you can feel tension, hence the expression, “the tension was so thick you could cut it with a knife”. Isn’t that repelling? Or when you are at a concert and the room is “electric”. You can literally feel the energy in the room.  Doesn’t that kind of experience expand your energy and draw you in? Those emotions are like magnets. And just like magnets, we are literally drawing to us experiences that reflect the predominant thoughts and emotions we hold on a regular basis. Consider this, Nikolai Tesla was quoted as saying “If you wish to understand the Universe, think of energy, frequency and vibration.”

So I’m a sales girl and it’s in my DNA to ask, “How can I use this in my daily life to attract more sales?”

The way I use the power of positive intention is to schedule it. There is a daily block of 30 minutes on my calendar every morning that is dedicated to focusing on my goals, or in other words, my intention. I get in touch with the “why” behind the intention. What exactly is driving my actions. I use the carrot and stick method. My positives drivers are around providing for my family, for gaining security and recognition in my role and having positive experiences such as making club. Then there’s the stick drivers. The need to avoid negative experiences from not reaching my goals, can be just as powerful. Not to mention I HATE losing, so that is a powerful driver for me as well.

My intentions are simple: To find people I can help by introducing them to the solution my company provides, and to progress the opportunities I’m working on. There are a thousand different ways I can do this from calls, to emails, invitations to webinars, sending newsletters, etc, but the basic underlying intention is the same.

If you should decide to give it a shot, or if you do this already, I would love to hear about your experiences!



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