Shane Krider and his wife, Rachel Krider, discuss the meaningful coincidences that come from synchronicity in an episode of their personal development podcast. This episode highlights five steps to help your life prosper. The blog below is about step one: forming a clear intention.

Here’s the first thing you need to do. Imagine you form a very clear intention on what you want to create. Now, here’s the caveat with that: it’s so easy, so normal, to think in terms of the context of your life so far when you set that intention. We think incrementally, right? We think in terms of “okay, so I’m a blue-collar guy, I’m putting in car stereos, I’m making $35K a year, I’m working 80 hours a week, maybe I could get a better car stereo job and make $45k a year working only 60 hours a week. That’s an incremental process and that’s what we have a tendency to do.

You don’t know how it’s going to happen, but you have to open yourself up anyway. I created the clear intention that this is what I want to see happen. I want to be a business owner and work with people who have already had success in this area of business. That’s a big ask and it’s something I didn’t think was possible.

But, number one, you have to set the intention whether you think it’s possible or not because our limiting belief will stop us from setting the intention. If we’re not on purpose, none of the bigger mechanisms that have worked to set me free, can come into play. If you don’t have a destination, you don’t have a purpose, nothing of what is taught will do anything for you.

The purpose and the goal may seem like it’s outside of what you think is real, but you have to do it anyway.

Shane Krider is a successful personal development life coach, producer, speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Along with his wife, Shane is the co-host of Born to Prosper’s Mind Power, which is a self-help podcast which challenges its listeners to delve deep into their minds to find success. In addition, Shane travels the world in luxury to speak to aspiring entrepreneurs at conferences and workshops to inspire them to find their own pathways to success. Shane Krider is part of The Prosperity of Life Network, a United States-based personal development business with a presence in 52+ countries.