So, this week, I wanted to share a SUCCESS TIP with you. Today's SUCCESS TIP is to set a daily intention. I wanted to share this with you because I always get asked, "Rubina, how do you stay motivated to do your work in your business on top of everything else going on?" I have many things I do on a daily basis that helps to keep me moving forward in my business. I do a lot of planning, organizing, journaling but I've noticed more and more that the one thing that REALLY gives me great energy and motivation to keep things moving forward on a daily basis is my Morning Intention Practice, also known as my daily MIP.
What is the daily MIP and how can you use it to give you the motivation you need to get things done? The daily MIP is 1 minute of intense focus and meditation. It's where you set a timer (I use the Insight Timer app on my phone) and you ask yourself, "What is my intention for today?" The key here is to not pick anything that is extremely work related. For instance, a not so supportive intention is "to get through my entire to do list!" While a more supportive intention would be "To feel accomplished and a sense of joy throughout my day." This kind of intention is what helps provide that extra umph to get through that humongous to do list. Also, it allows you to do what's necessary to feel accomplished and feel joy in your day. So even if you don't get through the entire to do list, you still will have the motivation and support from within to get through the most important things that will help move the business forward.
Finally, setting an intention at the top of your day sets the tone for the rest of the day. If you start your day feeling overwhelmed and all you can think about is how long your list is, you'll give up before you start. Instead, a dialogue very similar to this might play in your head..."It shouldn't feel this hard and no one should work this hard, so you deserve to relax Rubina! You have all those shows you've been wanting to watch, let's take the morning off and do a show marathon today." Okay, so that's what happens in my head, but, you get the point!
I suggest you set aside 1 minute every day to do the Daily MIP so that you can stay motivated but also to move gently and lovingly through the day.
Here's to your brilliance!
Rubina Cohen is a mom, wife, serial entrepreneur, a self-proclaimed meditation junkie and a "warrior". She is on a mission to help women generate big impact and a generous income by discovering and speaking from their GENIUS. She blogs about the #crazyawesomelife and how other women can live one too. To learn more about Rubina, click here.