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Support Your Intentions ~ Create a Word of The Week in 4 easy steps

Many people create New Year’s Resolutions. Many people have intentions  that they want to accomplish something throughout the year. Many people create and embrace items that support this each year: Vision Boards, Affirmations and even Words of the Year. But, many of these people will not accomplish their goals. Why is this? Because, they will lose focus and allow ‘life’ to create their path. That’s why it’s so very important to support your intentions, your dreams and your goals ~ not yearly but weekly! One of the ways you can support your intentions is to create a Word of the WEEK!

Once you have created your goals for the week and your intentions for what you want to contribute to work, family and play, then, you can create a Word of the Week that supports those intetions. Words have powerful meanings. You already hold the word in your mind as an image and a defined meaning. It has ENERGY to you. “Where Intention Goes, Energy Flows” Thereby, supporting your intention with a simple WORD, you ALREADY are creating an energetic pathway to achieve that intention.

You can support your intentions by creating this Word Of the Week quickly and easily. So, after you’ve looked at the week ahead, mapped out what you desire to achieve try these 4 simple things to create your word for the week:



1) Visualize the FEELING you will have when you accomplish your intentions.

2) Visualize the AFFECT accomplishing these intentions will have on you when they are achieved.

3) Scribble down quickly words that come to you

4) Circle the one that BEST represents the outcome to you

This will become your word of the week!

This process should take you no more than 5 minutes ~ once you’ve centered yourself and visualize, don’t second guess it. This is information coming from your Inner Wisdom! Use it! You can write this down on paper and place it in strategic places where you will see it. I often repeat it when I am driving to and from work or while out and about doing errands as a way of cementing the word into my week!

Have you ever used a Word of the Week? After you create one, how could  you use it to support your intentions?

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  1. I love this idea, Laura! I think I need a word of the day. This really helped me focus in on my intentions. I plan on doing this every morning.
    After 3 “holiday” weeks of being hunkered down in the office uber focusing on only two or three projects, this my first week “back” – hectic and choppy with meetings and a long list of to dos. The first thing I realized was I need to pass some of the to dos to my assistant so I can focus on the meetings and keep true to my intentions.
    Here are my words: gratitude, relief, accomplishment, relaxation, inner peace, guidance, wisdom, harmony.
    Choosing “harmony” for today/this week.
    Thank you! Mwah!

    Comment by Catherine — January 7, 2013 @ 8:03 am

  2. I am so excited that you PUT THIS INTO ACTION so quickly!!!!!!! Harmony. That’s a great one for allowing yourself to step into your true intentions. Think harmony all week long and it will be your’s. And, please, let me know how it works!!! KEEP SMILING 🙂

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 7, 2013 @ 8:51 am

  3. This is great Laura! I don’t like locking into one word for the year, so this feels better for me 🙂

    Comment by Sandi — January 7, 2013 @ 8:14 am

  4. I think you are right Sandi….so much can shift for us in a year. It’s important to really understand your direction to stay steadfast and that’s where a word of the year will work. A word of the week ~ or even the month ~ allows for greater flexibility and being able to shift and respond to the natural flow of life. Glad you can see that !!!! Let me know the first word you pick, K? KEEP SMILING

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 7, 2013 @ 8:47 am

  5. Laura, I believe in the power of words, too! I love the idea of supporting your intentions for change in the new year rather than setting resolutions that you forget about in a month. Great work!

    Comment by Janine Sarna-Jones — January 7, 2013 @ 9:41 am

  6. Resolutions are all about change but so often we always forget about them….setting intentions needs to be an ongoing process like you said. Creating systems monthly or better yet weekly helps!!! Thanks for your thoughts and keep smiling 🙂

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 7, 2013 @ 10:41 am

  7. I’ve never thought of this before, it’s an awesome idea and one that I will start to do 🙂

    Comment by Terry — January 7, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

  8. Terry ~ I know you use Oracle Cards ~ pulling one of them is ONE of the ways i create mine !! Easy to try .. let me know how it goes!

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 7, 2013 @ 7:07 pm

  9. This is some really good inspiration for me today. There is a recurring theme in my series of books about words being important, sometimes I forget just how important. Thanks darling 🙂

    Comment by Cairn Rodrigues — January 7, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

  10. Isn’t it funny, Cairn, how sometimes things that we KNOW to be true and important can step out of our own reach sometimes? That’s why I think it’s so important to continue to learn and have mentors. One of my friends asked why I work with so many (I have a spiritual mentor, a Financial mentor and a business development mentor) and my answer was because I need them! They said “But, you always seem to know the right message to give friends and clients?” My response was “That’s for THEM. This is for ME.” Glad I was able to be a reminder to you today! You are very welcome 🙂

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 7, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

  11. What a great idea!
    I could see the value of weekly words in general, but to tie them into the specific goal is brilliant! That really adds a relevance to an already nifty tip.


    Comment by The Great Gordino — January 7, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

  12. So glad you like it Gordon!!! It really does create a Bigger Brighter Intention for all. Let me know how it goes for you if you try it!!! KEEP SMILING

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 7, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

  13. Great idea Laurie. I need to do something like this to keep me on track with my business.

    Comment by Anita Levesque — January 7, 2013 @ 7:43 pm

  14. It really helps with business projects and to-do’s. Try it this week and let me know how it goes! I’d love to hear 🙂

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 7, 2013 @ 8:58 pm

  15. it is so good to focus on one word! Focus… Thank you, Laura for bringing up the idea of focusing. The more focused we are the more power we have!

    Comment by Maria Nikolaeva Angelova — January 7, 2013 @ 9:43 pm

  16. F O C U S Maria! Yes, indeed…..that really is part of it, isn’t it? Thanks for giving me that light bulb too! WooT!!! Have a fantabulously focused day! Let me know what you achieve by focusing ~ k? !

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 8, 2013 @ 7:04 am

  17. Great article, thank you for posting it.

    Comment by Lilia Lee — January 8, 2013 @ 9:01 am

  18. You’re welcome, Lilia!

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 8, 2013 @ 9:57 am

  19. HI Laura! I like this! Sometimes I do it and didn’t realize that I was doing it. For a while, my word was “confidence.” I would repeat it to myself in my car over and over again while driving to networking events. Finally, it sunk in. Now, it’s time for another word…hummm…I will have to use your steps 🙂 Thanks! Janet

    Comment by Janet — January 8, 2013 @ 9:17 am

  20. Love how naturally this comes to you!!!! It’s your inner wisdom shining right through!! 🙂

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 8, 2013 @ 9:58 am

  21. Beautiful post, Laura. I love the idea of a word of the week. I have a set of Core Values cards that I created and I will often draw one of those to give me a word of the day or week and a value to put into action in my life. I especially like how you simplify the process and show that this is both important and not time consuming!

    Comment by Minette Riordan — January 8, 2013 @ 10:26 am

  22. Funny, you should say “simplify’ I just finished writing another article on that. Connecting with your priorities and moving forward with that wisdom does not have to be a long drawn out process for the ‘simple’ challenges! It’s just a matter of creating the routines and following them that will make profound differences in your life!!!

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 8, 2013 @ 10:45 am

  23. The word of the day is wackadoodle. No, just kidding. It’s lug nut. Actually, that’s two words. I apologize. I so love playing with words. In all seriousness :-0, I love this idea of a word for the week… or the day. I have a feeling I’d keep repeating the same ones… like creativity, passion, Love, ease, joy, fun… but I could be wrong. Either way, great idea!

    Comment by Nancy Tierney — January 8, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

  24. You, Ms. Nancy, are the Queen of Words. I thought that too, Nancy, that I’d repeat them too but you’d be amazed at how different AND tifght-on-the-money they will be ~ and with your gift of words, I’d be very surprised if they were the same. Let me know if they are after a few go-arounds! KEEP SMILING

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 8, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

  25. Laura, this is brilliant! I’ve never heard of this idea before and yet it seems so perfectly perfect. I, too, lose focus when I’m trying to plan and fulfill a year’s worth of goals. I’m off to come up with my word of the week…

    Comment by Lori Nash Byron — January 9, 2013 @ 9:13 am

  26. Let me know what it is?!!!!!!!! k?

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 9, 2013 @ 10:30 am

  27. I looooove this Laura! Wow… I really like this idea. This week the one thing holding me back has been fear… So perhaps I should intend to be fearless! So love this.

    Comment by Kelly — January 9, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

  28. ohhhhhh Kelly ~ FEARLESS ~ YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Intrepid even 😉 Go Girl! 🙂

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 9, 2013 @ 9:58 pm

  29. What a great process for distilling down into a single word, the complex and wonderful experience we want to create through intention. By making that association, we can very easily and frequently bring the experience to the front of our mind. Wonderful idea!!

    Comment by Linda DiBella — January 10, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

  30. Thanks, Linda!!! It’s in making the association as you say that allows us to step forward courageously and be present in the moment!!

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 12, 2013 @ 7:31 am

  31. Love the word of the week idea. I am downloading mine as we speak. This is terrific. Wonderful spending time together this week. Just wish we had had a chance to talk more. Love you and all you are doing to bring Light to the world.

    Comment by phyllis — January 12, 2013 @ 11:35 am

  32. If you have a chance, let us know how it works for yoU! SO great to see you as always and they’ll be time in another month!!! 🙂

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 12, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

  33. I love the idea of doing a kind of “mind-mapping” exercise for your intentions to identify a word that can propel you to stay on track. Lovely post, Laura. You have such a wonderful way of describing a simple exercise that can make a huge impact!

    Comment by Janine Sarna-Jones — January 13, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

  34. It is that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes 🙂

    Comment by Laura Clark — January 13, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

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