Living Intentionally


I have come upon a shift in thinking.  It’s the difference between living a life that is unprepared, off-the-cuff and according to the demands and cries of others TO a more deeply connected, intentional and thoughtful life.

A life designed to inspire and ignite others.

It’s a conscious decision to move away from my “ad-libbed” life, towards an artful, improvised life with deliberate purpose and meaning.

“My life is not an apology, but a life. It is for itself and not for a spectacle. I much prefer that it should be of a lower strain, so it be genuine and equal, than that it should be glittering and unsteady.” Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson    Read Self Reliance

I will no longer live a reactionary life as I move away from ” making it up as I go” TO steering my life with clear intention and genuine vision, headed in the direction of my heart.

Honoring myself and the eternal verities every step of the way.

This choice I have made, to live a responsive and purposeful life. A deliberate and well-designed life sparked by deep inquiry.

I arrange each day in such a way that I am living thoughtfully, mindfully and respectively with the best version of me.

Inspired by

Actor and HB Studio Acting Coach David Deblinger 

Jonathan Fields

Michael Port’s Steal the Show: From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your Life

steal the show

Mastery synthesizes the years of research Robert Greene conducted while writing the international bestsellers The 48 Laws of PowerThe 33 Strategies of War, and The Art of Seduction and demonstrates that the ultimate form of power is mastery itself.



In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The willful warrior, the worry-free wanderer, the mindful self-mastered and the curious creator . The spontaneous-seeker summoned by synchronicity.  The truth teller. May we all live intentional and thoughtful lives.

How are you living more deliberately today?


  1. Great post. I have two to do lists each day, one is the regularly one that most people have and the other is called energetics. The energetics is often the same list every day though from time to time I add new tools to it. Today’s list looks like this.
    – Affirmation: I am the way, the truth, the life
    – Daily gratitude: I am grateful for this day, for this life, and for this body (I thank various parts of my body)
    – I thank the divine for the gifts from the previous day and welcome today’s gifts
    – Appreciation, I look around and appreciate things that please me (might be in my room or on my daily walk)

    On a weekly and monthly basis I create Attraction Plans and something called Context, Purpose, Results.

    Some days I do more or less of this stuff and mix and match. I do most of it on a morning walk.

    Keep up the great writing.

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    1. Guy – I love this – this energetics list is like a ritual or daily habit list.
      I do something like this too and I think it really helps me stay on track. Great work on your part. I really appreciate you taking the time to share what’s working for you. It has helped me and I know you inspire others.

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