Intent of the Day: Savor the Little Moments

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Savoring small moments doesn’t start and stop with an encouraging needlepoint pillow on your couch. It starts with intentional steps to slow down and capture something that might otherwise easily go unnoticed. It’s the extra time you got to stay cuddled up at home because it was raining outside. It’s the way your kids laugh when you know they’re doing something that’s going to get them in trouble. It’s the last minute coffee with a friend you haven’t seen in a while who wants to share good news. In some mindsets, they are distractions, obstacles, agenda items. In a world of mindfulness and awareness, they are moments, pauses, gifts.

We intend to savor the little moments.

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Intent of the Day: Open to Change

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Your schedule got turned on its head.
Someone backed out at the last minute.
You were going right and now you’re going left.
Large or small, those last minute changes can do a number on your day, your confidence, your productivity. We know you are flying by the seat of your pants as we speak, so just know that our intent of the day is to stay open to change.

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5 Ways to Kick start Your Weight Loss Motivation and Rev up Your Health

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It’s impossible for even the most successful people to be motivated all the time. After all, we are only human. To stay motivated you need to be interested, on track and engaged.

Everyone needs a little push now and then, including myself. There are days I am super charged to eat healthy and get to the gym and work hard, and other days I feel like throwing in the towel and simply want to sleep all day. Most days I get up and put in the work because I know it yields results. When you see results from the work you put in, it’s much easier to stay motivated. 

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Intent of the Day: Trust the Timing

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If we’re anything alike, most days you can wake up feeling like the weight of the world just might be on your shoulders. If something is going to move, if something is going to happen, it’s going to be because you pushed it with all your strength. There are in fact moments where all your strength will be required, but it is not every moment.

It is not and should not be within your power to make everything happen.
Some people weren’t meant to stay in your inner circle forever.
Not every job should last forever.
Every situation is going to give way to the next situation and before you take on the burden of responsibility for how everything plays out, it’s important to remember: TIMING.

The old adage says that if you love something, you should let it go. Having it return to you means that it was always yours. There is plenty of truth to that. Just because you move away from home, doesn’t mean you can’t come back. Just because you were passed up for a dream position today doesn’t mean an even bigger opportunity won’t come knocking tomorrow. Today we intend to let the pressure and the anxiety go. Our intent of the day is to trust the timing.

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Intent of the Day: Something Amazing

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When was the last time you took a risk?
We’re not talking about the kind of risk where you know it’s guaranteed. That, by definition, is not a risk, but we fool ourselves into believing that we’re daring when what we really are is taking calculated steps in a certain direction.

But what about when you have no promises? What about when failure is just as much a possibility as success? How do you gauge when it’s worth taking the leap?
The relationship of your dreams.
The business of your dreams.
A trip, a home, a new chapter?
What is the thing standing between you and the future you dream of?

Our intent is to take a risk on something amazing! You too? Here are 3 things to help: Continue reading

Intent of the Day: All the Love

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Happy Valentines Day!
May you find that you have so much love to give.
May you find that you are showered in all the love you hope to find.
May you find that there is never a shortage on love in your life, only that it is multiplied over and over.

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Intent of the Day: Love All Year

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On the eve of Valentines Day, it’s entirely possible that you’re sweating the big day tomorrow. There’s a lot of pressure to prove just how MUCH you love someone one day a year which means you’re having to do a check-in on where you’re at, where you should be at, how you compare to other couples in your same place… oh look at that. More sweat.

We here at Intent.com are of the camp that believes that proving your love isn’t a once-a-year kind of thing. Instead we hope to communicate love and commitment all year. Truthfully, a grand gesture can do wonders, but they will never measure up if they aren’t met with consistently showing up. The little things add up and it doesn’t mean you have to be a well of little things. Perhaps finding your few little things that you do on a regular basis is the difference between needing one all-out extravaganza in early spring.

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Intent of the Day: 10 Minutes

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Stop right where you are. In the swirl of all that you have going on, sometimes all you need is 10 minutes to yourself and often times that is the one thing you think you can’t have. In reality, 10 minutes fly by and making a little space for yourself can be the difference between powering through your day and crawling over the finish line. So what can you do with 10 minutes? Here are 3 ways to a few minutes alone: Continue reading

Intent of the Day: Know Our Heroes

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Black History Month has been a time of celebration and appreciation for less than 50 years. Prior to that, Negro History Week had only been in effect since 1926. It’s amazing when you realize that this means we have less than 100 years of highlighting the contributions of an integral group of Americans but we are excited that we live in a time where we are better able to know our heroes. Heroes who innovated, who saw a bigger vision, heroes who persevered. Our intent is to know our heroes and here are 3 ways you can do the same: Continue reading

The Four Steps to Forgiveness

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The path through life brings many challenges to all of us. One of the most common challenges we face is the need to give and receive forgiveness. It’s something that bonds us all, regardless of our background or place in life.

The new movie The Shack illustrates this concept beautifully. In this movie, the main character loses his child in a horribly brutal way. The pain from this ordeal leads him to question everything about his life. Often it is through pain and tragedy that we are all forced to step back and examine our lives.

The character, Mack, goes through four stages of forgiveness that represent what we all need to go through at one time or another. Through his experience, we can all learn a great deal about hope, love, forgiveness and the divine power that is always available to us if we simply are willing to receive it. Continue reading

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