How to stamp
Ideally over the leg of a table or hard floor for max support. Place a book under metal base to protect table or floor.
Pull the strings together and place bracelet on metal base. Strings should be on the ledge portion.
Pick desired letter stamp and align at bottom of token (6 o’clock position). The engraving on letter stamp should face you. Firm grip on hammer, then stamp with intention!
Place previous letter stamp back and keep alphabetical order. Grab next letter stamp. Rotate the token slightly, stamp again at the same 6 o’clock position.
DIY: Maker Stamping PostA stamping post can help reduce noise and maximize stamping depth by reducing any vibration / bounce that a flimsy surface may cause. Instructions on how to make your own.
Stamping Alignment Tip
To help with alignment and prevent crooked letters, it is helpful to put a piece of clear tape on the stub of the metal stamping base and use permanent marker to draw in a "line" the width of the letter stamp. This allows you to consistently 'center' the stamp against the base resulting in letters that smoothly curve around the token.
FIND THEIR WORD IN 3 STEPS
STEP 1ENGAGE WITH A QUESTION
Engage and get their full attention by asking “What’s Your WORD?” or Ask a more focused question by either using the MyIntent Question Cards, or you can freestyle by asking your own questions to incite self reflection. Pause, listen, and encourage as they self-reflect and thoughtfully answer.
Encourage them to elaborate on their response, if needed. Their first answer might just be the surface of something they’re about to discover about themselves. Try to identify the source of any imbalances, barriers, needs and ask them about it. For example if their first answer was “COFFEE” ask them “Why would you want to remind yourself about coffee everyday?” “Because I need it to stay awake...” Now that you identify the problem find out why: “Are you not getting enough sleep?” “Yes I just have too much going on…” Now ask them about a solution: “Is there anything you could do to change that?” “Yes I need to get better organized...” Now find out how: “how would you do that?” “I need to make time for it… maybe over the weekend…”.
STEP 3IDENTIFY THEIR WORD
Invite them to break down their responses to a few words or short phrases that best represent what they’d like to invite into their life or what they need to be reminded of. It’s important to understand that the WORD can be very simple. It's what it reminds the person of that’s important, not the WORD itself. Following STEP 2 example the WORD could be “MAKE TIME” or “ORGANIZE”.