I use the weekends to set intentions – thinking about and then writing down what I want to accomplish.

Setting intentions is a great way to increase the likelihood of manifesting what you want both personally and professionally.

Intention setting is different than goal setting – it’s broader and more big picture versus instead of concrete, check the box actions. Setting intentions enables you to take a step back and really think about and then pursue what you want in your life at this point based on your needs.

The way we change our lives is through awareness and intentional action. By setting an intention, you bring strategy to your own thoughts and actions.

There is tremendous power in taking time to tap into what you want to achieve from your life and then declaring that to the universe.

You can do this at any point during the year – it doesn’t need to be at the start of a new year – I personally don’t believe in resolutions as we are all works in progress all year long.

When you write down your intentions, be as specific as possible. Dive into the details of the things, people, places and experiences you want to manifest in your life.

Here are some questions to think about as you set your intentions:

  • Who do you want to be?
  • What do you want your life to look like next year? In five years?
  • What have you been putting off because you’ve been too busy or you need specialized help?
  • What are some of your bad habits/shortcomings?
  • What criticism do you hear from trusted friends and business colleagues? How can you address it?
  • What do you want to accomplish in the short- and long-term?
  • What is something that you have always wanted to do but have been too scared/busy to do it?
  • What does success look like to you?
  • How has the pandemic changed your business/life?

Writing your intentions – whether in a notebook or on your phone/computer – makes them real. I write down my intentions in the notes section of my iPhone. It makes it easy to refer back and refine them.

In order to make your intentions as powerful as possible, put your focus on – who you want to BE – rather than – what you want to get. The more connected you are to your intentions, the more likely they are to manifest.

Remember that you have within yourself the power to change your life, learn from your mistakes, and become the best version of yourself. Making lists like this can help you prioritize what you want and how to actually get there.

Every success has a trail of failures behind it, and every failure is leading towards success. You’ll end up regretting the things you didn’t do far more than the things you did.

Does setting intentions work for you?