How Your Head and Heart Function in Relation to Your Intention and Realizing Your Future Self

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Well, who’s not heard of intention? Yep, we’ve all heard the phrase, the power of intention, probably even read books about it; I know I have.

Yet, what does it really mean to live an intentional life; and, where does our intention come from, and how can we get more of it?

Good questions. Let’s first take a look at the definition of intention, shall we? Excellent. Here we go.


noun/ɪnˈtɛnʃn/ [countable, uncountable]

What you intend or plan to do; your aim

Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries

Well, that’s pretty straightforward, yes? Good.

Now, I want to look at intention five ways. Here they are.

  1. The…

How You Can Create Alignment Between Your Personal and Professional Lives, and Create a Life Part 2

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Alright in the last entry, My One Thing: Creating Alignment in Our Lives, we discussed vision and goal-setting. And, in this entry, we will discuss.

  • Creating Objectives
  • Creating Priorities
  • Creating Next Actions
  • Results and Metrics
  • A Single System

Of course, both objectives and priorities must be connected to your goals, and vision, so we’ll also take a look at how to connect them all.

Ready? Good. Here we go.

First, let’s use a goal that is actually part of my work today. A very practical example. Here we go.

  1. Increase connection, collaboration, and unification of noncredit organizations throughout the state of Oregon within the next 2 years. …

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I often wonder,
what it is about

that causes
such a

from deep within.

There are times
when I’m smitten
with a grin,
as I

ponder and reflect
my life as a child.

about the thunder
that would rain down

when we least expected

And then?

hiding, and trying to find
a place to not be affected

by it.

And, as I write that last
stanza, it occurs to me,
the “it”
in compilation, is unseen

and hidden from view.

A mysterious, and, yes,
often ominous feeling,
even when the thunder
was not dealing it’s clatter.

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I sit
By your beauty

The sparkling movement
In your form,

Just like the day
I was born,

I am always
Mesmerized, and
At the same time


At the way
You linger,
In my imagination

As if
My plate
Is full of magic paper

You are fed
Until there is not a shred

I turn my
Head, and wonder
Where you went, or

You may send
In your

The whisper
Your glow

And the magnificence

The smoke
That billows out
From your coals

Of life, for they
Do suffice, to continue
Your magic, until,

A Simple Method You Can Follow When A Difficult Conversation Is Needed and Necessary

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When’s the last time you had a difficult conversation? If you are in a relationship with, well, anyone, it is likely you’ve had a difficult conversation recently. They are a part of being in a relationship with someone. Yes, difficult conversations are needed and necessary in the workplace, and they are also needed and necessary in our private lives.

It is through the most difficult conversations where growth for the people inside of the conversation becomes possible. When we avoid these conversations, nothing really happens. …

The Leadership Psychology and Sociology of Hearing and Seeing

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Alright, so we’ve now completed, The Leadership Series Part 2: Why Developing the Self is Always the First Step in Leadership, and, The Leadership Series Part 2.5: Why Developing the Self is Always the First Step in Leadership. This installment, then, is the last installment of part 2.

It’s what happens when cool insights occur. Let’s reset shall we? Real quick. Here we go.

In the first installment of part 2 of the leadership series, we discussed thinking and feeling, and why understanding how we think and feel matters to our development as a leader.

And, then in the second installment of part 2 of the leadership series, we discussed speaking and acting, and why understanding how we speak and act is also important to our development as a leader. …


Jeffrey Flesch

Interests include personal and professional development, increasing access to higher education, and finding new ways to create inspiration and equity.

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