The Power of Intention to Create a Business and Life You Love

Whether working towards a goal, trying to build a fulfilling relationship, or doing anything else worthwhile in this life, many of us fail to act with intention. And when intention is missing, things often go awry.
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Talking is great. Sharing what you want to accomplish, how you feel, and what you desire is powerful. Words carry energy, actual vibrations that affect you and those around you. But if you don't pair your words with action, they're meaningless.

Action is awesome. It moves you forward, shows you mean what you say and you're a person of integrity who follows through. It shows the Universe that you're willing to meet it half way and co-create something amazing. Action is important. Incredibly important. But action without intention? This is where we usually go wrong.

Intention is everything. It's not enough to take blind action or speak words that sound nice and fluffy. Whether working towards a goal, trying to build a fulfilling relationship, or doing anything else worthwhile in this life, many of us fail to act with intention. And when intention is missing, things often go awry.

Before you do or say anything, ask yourself to be honest... "What is my intention in this moment?"

Is your intention to mislead someone or embody the words you speak?
Is your intention to be conscious of the environment or to simply appear green?
Is your intention to be a force in the world or to just look the part?
Is your intention to build a business or just talk about it for years?
Is your intention to fall in love or is it to have fun?

Clarifying your intentions is key to understanding how exactly you need to be, act, speak and show up in order to create what you desire in your life.

When you're clear on your intention, you take inspired action that's in alignment with your words and truth. You say what's on your mind and you're aware of how it's landing, as well as the effect those words have on the recipient. You manifest what you desire because you're clearly putting out words and actions that are in alignment with the things you want to attract into your life.

If you're not becoming who you desire to be, getting what you desire to get, or creating the relationships you desire to have, check in with yourself. There's a very good chance your intentions are out of alignment with your actions.


How to align your intentions with your actions:

I encourage you to take out a sheet of paper and work through the following questions and subquestions in your journal or a notebook.

1) What is my intention in this moment?

How do I want to feel? What do I really want to create as a result of saying this thing, doing this task, or taking this action? What is the outcome I want to see?

2) Are my words and actions really in alignment?

I mean, really really in alignment? Am I just saying things to say them so I sound in alignment, or am I actually following through on what it would take to actually be in alignment? Am I doing things from a space of alignment, or am I just plowing forward without really thinking about what I'm doing?

3) How can I better align my words and actions?

Knowing my intention in this moment, how do I need to shift my actions? What do I need to be saying and how do I need to be following through? What would inspired action look like in this situation? What would it feel like? How would others respond? If I fully embodied my intention, what would that experience feel like to me?

Take action now!
After working through the questions above, I want to know one thing you're going to do right now to better align your actions and intentions.

Stephenie Zamora is the founder of, a full-service, life-purpose development, design and branding boutique. Through her Mastery program, she merges the worlds of personal development and branding to help men and women build passion-based lives and businesses they love. Click here to access her free Foundations for Unshakable Joy™ video training series and learn the unexpected trick to transforming your life with one single question!

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