How to be Intentional with The New Year

It’s no secret that the start of a new year feels like a clean slate. Oftentimes, this is when people set their resolutions to get back into shape, to be more financially savvy, to incorporate more self-care, etc. One of the key ingredients to achieving these new year milestones is INTENTION.

Here at Positive Presence Global, intention is the foundation for everything we do. According to dictionary.com, being intentional means to be “done on purpose”. Our coaches recognize that in order for students to reap the benefits of our program, they must first identify what they want to achieve through this program. You can practice intention in everything you do without ever meeting with a coach. This simple soft skill can help you with everything – from how you approach relationships, how you wake up in the morning to achieving goals and accomplishing tasks.

Here are some tips and tricks on how to incorporate intention to achieve any goal you set for yourself.

  1.  Write It Down
    According to an article on forbes.com, people who write down their goals are 1.2 to 1.4
    times more likely to accomplish them. Through writing our brains are able to decipher
    information that is important versus what’s not. These visual cues become daily reminders that help your brain remember what is most important—your goals.
  2. Show Up As If You Have Accomplished It
    This one is my personal favorite – show up as if your success already exists because IT DOES. The Founder of Positive Presence Global – Michelle Marie King – is a true believer in ‘if you’re able to see it in your mind, you’re able to make it happen in your reality.’

    When you have your goals listed out, take a moment to write down what it would feel like to accomplish these things. How would you change your daily habits? How would this impact your confidence, your cadence, your passion for life? Once you have an idea of what your life would look like with the goal, show up as though you’ve already accomplished it. Have you ever heard of that expression – ‘fake it until you make it’? This is where it comes from!

    Be proud of what you’ve accomplished (even if it’s in your future), walk into every room standing taller with a smile on your face. Showing up in the present as the person you want to be in your future sets your INTENTION for achieving everything you want for yourself.

  3. Find Someone to Support Your Goals
    Every Positive Presence Coach supports their student as an accountability partner in addition to being a mentor, a friend, a big sister/brother and however else our students need us to show up as. That accountability is the most valuable aspect of our coaching for a lot of our students. Working towards your goals is a conscientious, daily effort, and as a person living a human experience, some days we lack the drive to continue the up-hill battle of achieving those goals. That’s when our accountability partner comes in to play helping us remember what we’re working for. Whether this person joins you for a workout, gives you inspiration for healthier meals, provides words of encouragement, or even helps you figure out a different strategy, it is extremely beneficial to have someone you love and trust to join you along the journey. Plus, when it comes time to celebrate your accomplishments, you’ll be so glad to have people in your corner to celebrate with.

The beginning of a new year feels hopeful and exciting but you don’t need a new year for a new you. You can decide at any time to focus on growth and strive to accomplish anything you set your mind to. With a little self-love and a whole lot of intention, you will succeed.

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Jessica has roughly 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, curating premier wine programs in Las Vegas and developing educational programs for the largest beverage distribution company in North America. In 2022, Jessica altered her focus and is now utilizing her educational, management, and organizational skills to positively impact others on a grander scale. She is now developing multiple modalities focused in emotional intelligence, executive functioning, meta-learning, and positive psychology for struggling teens and young adults.

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Missy is a revitalized mother of two teenagers who understands the resilience it takes to raise children in the midst of a global pandemic. She is a passionate mentor because she recognizes there isn’t nearly enough support for the overwhelming number of people silently struggling. Her sincere and compassionate personality is what makes her thrive as a coach and a leading member of our company. As our Sales manager she recognized that her role is to listen and learn as much about your child (or yourself) as possible. While listening, I am identifying a mentor coach that I believe your child will not only like based on their personality, but also one who has experienced and overcome similar pain points, and areas of opportunity, optimizing relatability. Ultimately, setting your child up for growth and fulfillment socially, mentally, and physically. 

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