Why is intention setting to achieve awesome business outcomes of value you may ask?
Well, when you PAUSE to consciously consider what high quality outcomes you desire for your business (or any other area of your life for that matter), it enables you to alter any habitual behaviour, like procrastination or lack mentality such as ‘I don’t know how to market my business?’ or ‘Social media is too hard to keep up with’ and you will create better results. Basically, when you set rocking intentions, you catch yourself in old thought patterns, habits and beliefs that may not be generating successful outcomes and then you are in a position to change the way you go about business, moment by moment.
Setting an intention is easy – you simply state what you want. BUT because your brain is keen for you to operate via habit and autopilot as often as possible, to shake your brain up and make it work for you, you need to assign it a task. Asking open-ended questions sets your brain into action and off it goes like a wonderful personal assistant, exploring all of the ways to get answers to your questions.
Let’s say you choose to set an intention today to write two journal articles and create three networking opportunities to get your business name out into the marketplace.
Notice how the intention is CLEAR and SPECIFIC: two articles; three networking opportunities; today.
To ignite your brain into action, you can switch it on by asking it questions that will lead to your intention being fulfilled. For the above example, some useful questions to ask may be:
Your turn! Come up with one clear intention you have for your business. Then identify at least five open-ended questions to get your brain focused on achieving what you want. Then share it with us below, so we can all learn from each other. Enjoy!