Vroom! January 2023

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Eric Mohr - Senior Executive Coach

Every January, I pick a word to set my yearly intention. In 2021, my word was “love.” By August, I had met Pete, and two weeks ago, we got engaged! For context, I’m 48 and have never been married, so this is a very big deal. On the surface, my story may seem straightforward: goal set and accomplished.

If you dig deeper, however, you learn that my intention of “love” not only gave me perseverance to endure the dating apps a little longer, but it also guided me to choose to love myself. As it turns out, leaning into self-love is what truly opened me up to a relationship. If I had simply set the goal of “find a partner,” I would likely have remained on the dating merry-go-round. My love intention challenged me to remain open to love in all its forms, including the form of self-compassion.

Try setting an intention, rather than a specific goal, for 2023.

Want a promotion at work? Set an intention around creating impact.

Want to write a book? Try an intention of flow.

Want to run a marathon? Set the intention of vitality instead. A vitality intention will not only guide your actions to follow through on workouts, but it will also help you make better diet choices, set a better morning routine, and set more clear work boundaries.

Why set intentions?

  • To keep you open to opportunities that arise.
  • To allow for perspective when you experience setbacks — the focus is on the journey, not the destination.
  • To guide your attention, helping you to laser-focus on what you want more of.

When you do this, love, impact, vitality, [insert your word here] is bound to expand in ways you can’t predict, and that just might make all the difference.

Identify in one word: What do you want more of in 2023?

Notice: What parts of your life are ripe to cultivate that intention?

Create a support plan: How can you build in support from yourself, from others, and within your environment?

Our intention guides out attention.
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Erica Mohr

Obsessed with impact, Erica Mohr is a high achiever and fiercely loyal client champion. Using curiosity, kindness, and collaboration, she seeks to support her clients in transforming old leadership paradigms to one of empowering, sustainable leadership that creates personal well-being. She lives in the D.C. area with her new husband Pete.