Coaching for Creatives | Show Up With Intention


How are you showing up for your clients?
If you’re racing from deadline to deadline you might be showing up frazzled, resentful, and spread thin. And it will show in your work and client relationships.

How are you showing up for your partner, your family, and your friends?
If you’re itching to check your email under the dinner table you might be showing up with scattered attention and only a part of your whole heart.

Try this – the next time you go into a client meeting take a minute beforehand to consider how you want to show up. Take some deep cleansing breaths and visualize how you can best help your client and what you want to accomplish. The next time you sit down to work on a project clear off your desk, close all your browser windows (and perhaps open a real window). Soak up the potential of a blank page and set an intention for how you want to feel while you do the work.

The next time you have dinner with a friend or a date out with your main squeeze try leaving your phone at home. Instead of falling back on conversations about what sucks, instead speak from the place that holds your dreams and desires.

This week try to consistently show up as your best self and share the gift of attention and intention – in work and life. I’ll join you. 

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  1. <3 Love this. I am going to pass it along and try to do it myself. It's so easy to get wrapped up in other things, isn't it? Sometimes I wish we all still sat on the front porch in the evenings.

  2. Jen

    What a great sentiment. Isn’t it funny how you can be doing something work related/professional and be thinking about home, and then when you’re home you’re worrying about something career-related? I have read that the greatest gift to give a loved one is your undivided attention, so thanks for the reminder.

  3. Alien Mind Girl

    Maintaining the intention is difficult.

    I show up to work, remind myself of how I want to be and why I want to do it, and even if I get off to a really good start… it is not long before my attention span wavers and next I know I am pacing the floor, organizing my desktop, cruising ApartmentTherapy.

    Ditto at home… setting out with all the intention to clean my house like a crazy dervish to awesomesauce music, and somehow get sidetracked to snuggling the dog, wandering around in my backyard inspecting plants, looking up vacation stuff online, etc… Then eventually I remember. Oh, yeah, I was supposed to be a dervish; dervish is fun. And back on task until the next distraction. I barely notice I am distracted until after it’s already over, like my mind is a river flowing.

    Actually, right now I am supposed to be studying HVAC efficiencies. So here I go again.

    • Alien Mind Girl

      and the funny part… sometimes it goes like this:
      “I feel distracted. I think I might feel less distracted if I cleaned my desktop.”
      But the distraction is actually cleaning the desktop to begin with. Because it’s always clean. Because I’m always cleaning it, expecting it will help. o_O

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