Category Archives: Intention

26 Jul

Creation Through Intention – a Summary

Over the last several months, I have learned a lot by reading my guest bloggers’ postings on intention and how they have used it. So here, a summary – everything you ever wanted to know about intention. And links to the blog posts. Nothing left to do but set that intention! The Rules of Intention,

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07 Jul

Forget the Accursed “How” (Intention #11)

“If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” –Thomas Edison Another guest blog on intention.  Very simple and straightforward.  Have you ever had this experience?  What do you notice? On setting intent: A month ago, we set up a climbing rope in a tree. My son

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22 Jun

Intention and Being (Intention, #10)

The following is from one of my book study participants.  We are studying the book, The Art of Possibility, Zander and Zander, in which we talk a lot about who to BE in order to get what you want.  Keri illustrates this brilliantly in the following blog post. “The way you see people is the

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07 Jun

What is Your True Intention? (Intention, #9)

I am so honored to have this guest blog from my good friend, Suzi. I love to see and hear how people who are not my clients approach this topic. I learned a lot from this post. I will recap for you at the end.  From Suzi: My idea of what Intention is is ever

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24 May

Taking Ownership and Being Intentional (Intention, #8)

Proving you do not need to hire a coach in order to learn about, and apply, intention, here is a blog post from a client’s husband.  What I love about Tim’s description of manifesting his professorship is the way that he became clear on his end goal and then followed up with clear and committed

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17 May

Based on Results, You Have What You Intended (Intention, #7)

I always learn so much when I have other people write my blog posts. I’ve been learning a lot about intention this last few weeks, and now I want to share my own recent experience with intention. This one I call, “Based on Results, You Have What You Intended.” This concept is a great way

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10 May

The Magic that is Intention (Intention, #6)

Intention is a funny thing.  When we “set an intention,” we take committed action (as set out in our blog post, Intention #5, http://www.mclarencoaching.com/intention-5/).  And the results of a clear intention combined with committed action are remarkable.  Sometimes it works.  Sometimes it doesn’t.  But it is so much more effective than the alternative – not

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25 Apr

An Intention or a Wish? (Intention, #5)

Jennifer’s blog post illustrates the premise that if you are bold enough to set an intention, you will have to truly commit to it.  In fact, I would go so far as to say that if you “set an intention” and you do not commit to it through action, it is not really an intention.

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12 Apr

However Long It Takes (Intention, #4)

I’m excited about this week’s guest blogger. This is from one of the most intentional people I know. The person who taught me about intention long before I went to a coach training program. This blog is from my mom, and it speaks to the “never give up” aspect of intention.  So many things may

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07 Apr

It’s Not That Hard (Intention, #3)

Intention is remarkably powerful.  So many times, I have had clients tell me they intended something and then they forgot about it and later realized it had manifested in their lives.  Visualization plays a strong part in intention.  “What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, he can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill (Think

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28 Mar

Intend Your Way of Being (Intention, #2)

Last week, I republished an intention blog that I wrote about a year ago.  (http://www.mclarencoaching.com/intention-the-real-game-changer/) Since then, it has become increasingly apparent to me how valuable intentionality is to my clients, to my friends and to myself.  It is a very effective concept that is rarely used but when implemented can change everything.  And I am learning

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22 Mar

Intention — The Real Game-Changer (Intention #1)

“Set your intention.” This is what I heard from my first spin instructor. This was many years ago. I asked her later what she meant. Because I noticed at every class she would say, with some enthusiasm, “Set your intention.” I had heard this expression before but I wasn’t sure what it meant. In the

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16 Jul

For Success – Set Your Intention

This article was originally posted in July 2015.  I am going to write a blog series on the concept of intention because I have seen it be the dividing line between the very successful and the moderately successful – in any area of life.  I have enlisted the help of my current and past clients

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05 Apr

The Power of Intention

What does it mean to be intentional? How much can we change in our lives when we declare an outcome at the beginning of the day, or the beginning of a meeting or the beginning of a conversation? To declare the outcome we intend to generate takes us out of being “at effect” of the

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04 Dec

How do we Choose?

Quick quiz:  What is coaching?  Okay; too broad?  Try this question: what is the purpose of coaching?  The purpose of coaching is to bring awareness to the choices you make and the choices you  have in order to get what you want in your business and your life.  When you hire a performance coach it

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15 Nov

Saying “Yes” = Saying “No”

Consider this:  Every time you say “yes” to something, you are saying “no,” to something else. For example: “Yes; I will finish the project today” = “No; I won’t be home on time for dinner.” “Yes, let’s buy that house” = “No; we won’t be going to Hawaii this year.” Some of the yes/no relationships

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