word-of-the-year-5My amazing business coach, Jennifer Lee, author of two books about entrepreneurship and the Right Brain Business Plan®, gave me a wonderful “doodle print” by Aimee Dolich that says:

“The time is here for me to create my own way.  Put my heart in my art and fill it with spirit. Retreat to my spot.  Shut out the noise.  Grab supplies that feel at home in my hands and then get to it. Let my soul have its say. Make visual life from the palette of me.  Believe in its worth.  Declare loud and clear I am an artist and this is my year.”

This quote could not say better the exact intention I want to have for this coming year 2015.  I plan to visualize it and make it happen in my heart, mind, my hands and my soul.  This is the power of intention…declaring it and manifesting it in our living.

Person-ThinkingI am wishing for you the power of intention for now and the future.  I like the word “intention” so much better than “goal.”  A goal implies something you are working toward.  An intention is something that you express out to the world and you receive it back within.  A goal is some type of action or task to achieve.  An intention is a way to live your life.  Goals have the sense that you may not get there.  Intentions give you permission to live in that power regardless of whether you achieve a goal or not.  You cannot fail at intentions. You may only forget to remind yourself to live in them. That is easy to turn around.

As 2014 is wrapping up, it is a good time to celebrate successes and take stock of ways you can make better use of the power of intention.  Plan to take a ½ day retreat and pull out your 2014 calendar, taking each month and listing accomplishments, successes, ways in which you lived your intentions and things you struggled with.

calendarNext, list out the different areas of your life: Business/Career/Calling, Financial, Health/Well Being/Self Care, Personal/Spiritual Growth, Leisure/Fun/Recreation, Family/Relationships and Physical Surroundings.  Take inventory of how well you paid attention to these areas and what you feel good about, as well as how you would like to improve.

Are there out of balance areas that you want to improve on in 2015? If so, how can an intention help you do that? What would you want to stop doing that is not working for you?  What would you like to start doing?  What is working and you want to continue in 2015? Now write out an intention for each area.

imagesFinally, take the time to find a word or phrase that describes your main intentions for the coming year.  This will be much clearer now that you have celebrated your successes and taken stock of how you have lived your life in 2014. You may want to make a visual to illustrate this or write it out and put it where you can see it.  Imagine what it would be like to live out your intention in the coming year.  As you do this, you are manifesting the power of setting an intention.


If you would like to manifest more with your business, we would love for you to join us in Jennifer Lee’s Right Brain Business Plan online e-course starting January 5th for 8 weeks, facilitated by the energetic and resourceful, Kiala Givehand.  I am excited to have the opportunity to be a Circle Coach for the e-course. Join us and get your intentions going on!

Author: Susan S. Miller, PhD, LPCS, NCC for LightedPathCoaching.org

h2aj-circle-writers10668995_10203277746286599_6541611838771336889_oSusan Miller, PhD, LPCS, NCC is a Psychotherapist, Certified Creativity Coach, Certified Kaizen-Muse™ Creativity Coach, Entrepreneur & Life Coach offers counseling, coaching & creativity workshops that light the path of your life journey through Lighted Path® Coaching and Rosario Counseling & Associates.  Along with having 30+ years of counseling, coaching, and group facilitation experience, Susan is a life-time trained artist with a special interest in painting, mixed media and fabric art.

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