Leading Life Through Intuition
If you seek intuitive information on a particular question or problem, you make want to start by exploring the full landscape of the situation.
As I share with clients, the best advice one of my managers gave me over 20 years ago is to, "seek first to understand, and then be understood.
" Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Steven Covey.
Listening to your true intuition is a powerful tool in making life choices.
When you really understand yourself, know the facts of the situation or problem, following your "GUT" rarely gets you into trouble.
Often times I ask myself the question, "Is there anything I need to be aware of right now?" If you are a Business Owner, a Senior Leader or a Mid-Level Manager of an organization, not asking yourself that question, often can lead to unnecessary challenges.
Test yourself today, tomorrow or this week by asking the question and really listen to what your TRUE intuition is telling you.
I will bet 9 out of 10 times your subconscious mind will fill in the blanks.
Not asking that question regularly, can lead to a situation that "blind sides" you personally and or professional.
Perhaps BOTH! If you begin by asking the question, in time you will understand that even the narrowest question is really broader than it seems.
Here is an example: "Will I get the job I interviewed for today?" It seems simple; Yes or No would be the right answer, right? But your attention, regarding the question, will naturally go in a million directions before you really know the answer.
Try asking yourself the question "Is there anything I need to be aware of RIGHT NOW?" Attention and integrity go hand and hand with intuition.
In order to use intuition as a tool, it's critical to be aware and pay attention to environmental forces that could negatively influence choices that compromise your integrity.
I am sure many of us have witness or have been in situations when we weren't paying attention and the negative environment put us or colleagues in a compromising position.
What I do believe from my only life challenges, failures, successes and choices is when you lead with integrity and follow your intuition, those two senses alone will NOT allow you to make the WRONG decision.
Some great books to read on this topic; How To Rule The World From Your Couch, by Laura Day and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Steven R.