The Daily Practice of Intending

August 24, 2011 by  Filed under: Marketing 

A daily practice of “intending” can create the life, the job or the business we want. When we engage in this practice we are consciously creating our world exactly the way we wish.

Intending can be used for all kinds of things from throwing an audacious surprise party to helping you grow your business, or even assist you in solving problems. For the purposes of this article, however, I’m addressing the concept of “Intending” as a helpful business tool. There are two parts to successful intending, initially there’s the “Setup” and then the “Daily Practice”.

PART ONE: The Setup!

The setup is your foundation. It’s deciding what you want and how to get it.

Step 1. Decide what you want and why you want it!

The first question to ask yourself is “Why do you want the subject of your intending”? You might decide you want a larger office space. Perhaps you want a larger office space so you can add another service to your business or practice. Now ask yourself who benefits from you having this larger space? It might be that your clients or patients benefit from the additional services being offered or perhaps your family benefits because adding more services will increase revenues. Next consider if there is any apparent downside to you having this? Perhaps the increased overhead will mean raising your prices? This may be okay if you’re also adding value. This is the time to weigh all of your options and be sure before you continue that you are clear about what you want.

Step 2. Brainstorm a plan to get what you want

This is the fun part for me. I like to sit with a big pad and colored pens and play. Write the subject of your intending in the center of the page. You may even consider drawing pictures or using cutouts from magazines. Get creative with your blank page; make it colorful, inspiring and energetic. Sometimes playing with images will create a path for ideas to bubble that you might not normally consider. Don’t question any ideas at this point just be playful. Write/draw/paste pictures of whatever comes to mind that might allow you to achieve what you want. Perhaps you get an idea to throw a party for your current clients – you could draw or paste a picture of a group of people having fun together. I once had great success when I hired a magician for a magic act in our local park to help me increase my revenues – it worked! I had over 150 guests, their kids and dogs for a day of sunshine, community, play, laughter and fun. The best part I also increased my revenues as a result.

Step 3: Now look – eyes wide open

Put your word/visual picture on the floor and stand above it looking down – from this perspective choose the steps you feel will best support your chosen outcome. Each step should have a subset of tasks that will accomplish the step. This now becomes your master list.

PART TWO – The Daily Practice

Each morning before you begin your day take a few moments for your daily practice.

Step 1. Look over your master list

Each day choose the tasks you are able to accomplish and transfer them to your daily reminder list.

Step 2. Visualize

Now that you’ve settled on what you want and the daily steps to get you there, take a few minutes and visualize yourself accomplishing each of these steps. Really see yourself with the tasks at hand. As you visualize be as imaginative as possible. In your vision you might smell the coffee brewing as you’re making phone calls or see yourself interacting with new clients or patients and notice the vibrant colors of a nearby hanging painting.

Step 3. Begin Today

As we step into ownership of our abilities to be the creator of our own outcomes we are choosing our present and our future life. We become the archer as our bow lands in perfect synchronized union driven by our intention.

I’ve given a brief overview here of a more complex subject. Please feel free to contact me should you have questions.

Written by Tracia Graham, Tracia is the creator of Money Attitudes – a coaching, organizational and investigative solution for professionals. Using a combination of intuitive abilities & business savvy, Tracia works with all aspects of money including identifying and changing sabotaging behaviors, investigations that prevent financial loss and identifying new and creative ways to increase business or practice profits. She can be reached at 971-279-4388 or
Permission to reprint with full attribution © 2010 Tracia Graham

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