Intuition Is Your Best Friend In Business
When successful entrepreneurs are interviewed, they often mention the importance of following their instincts. This instinct is what we call intuition, and it can be your best friend in the business world, no matter what your role or industry.
You too have this inherent intuition within you. It’s a natural, energetic skill that we all possess. It’s that feeling you get when you know to avoid a certain person or when you have a sense that you should take a different approach than usual. Trusting and listening to your intuition can make your business run much smoother. The key is to recognise and tap into it consistently.
Intuition can be defined as the direct perception of truth or fact, independent of any reasoning process. It’s that immediate understanding or insight that comes to us effortlessly. You can use your intuitive senses to guide you in making hiring decisions, selecting the right employees or partners for a project, and discerning who may not fit well within your team. Intuition can also help you determine the best approach for making a sales pitch or knowing when to let go of a deal that isn’t aligning with your goals. It gives you the courage to take risks based on a feeling that a business opportunity will turn out well. Intuition can guide you in making both big and small decisions and in managing and interacting with colleagues.
Let me share a personal experience to illustrate the importance of listening to intuition. Years ago before Dropbox and iCloud, while working on my computer, I had a loud thought that I should back up my files. However, I ignored that feeling and kept working. Throughout the day, that thought popped up in my mind several more times, but I brushed it off. That night, as I prepared to sleep, the thought returned, and I made a mental note to back up my computer in the morning. Unfortunately, the next day was busy, and I forgot to do it.
The following day, when I tried to start up my computer, it wouldn’t turn on. My computer was completely dead. It was then that the realisation of what I had lost sank in – all my personal and business contacts, emails, calendar notes, work materials, and more. Everything was gone. This experience taught me the hard way about the consequences of not listening to my intuition.
I’m sure you can recall situations where you ignored your inner knowing and ended up facing failure, loss, or disappointment. Hiring the wrong person or partnering with someone unsuitable can cost you valuable time, energy, and resources. We all have these stories to share. By learning to trust and listen to your intuition, you can avoid these regrets and make better decisions.
Now, you may wonder how to develop the skill of listening to your intuition. The first step is to recognise the difference between your everyday thoughts and your intuitive voice. Tuning into your body can be helpful – pay attention to how you feel when considering an important decision. Does it feel right or conflicted? Does it give you a positive or negative feeling inside? Does it light you up or drain your enthusiasm?
Allow yourself to let go of logic and trust in your intuition. It may come in the form of goosebumps, a clear knowing, or even a sudden thought that drops into your mind. The key is to be open and receptive to these intuitive nudges and take action when they arise. Your intuition will continue to persist until you listen, so be ready and willing to trust yourself.
So, the next time you feel that subtle intuitive guidance nudging you, be ready to listen. Trust your inner voice and let it guide you toward success. By harnessing the power of your intuition, you can make better choices, avoid unnecessary obstacles, and create a more fulfilling and prosperous business.
Dr Toni Reilly is Australia’s foremost international Past Life and Reincarnation Specialist, the best-selling author of AWAKE The Purpose Of Life And Why You Are Here. As the founder of Toni Reilly Institute, she created SoulLife® Coaching spiritual psychology and has guided thousands of clients and students worldwide with her visionary, intuitive approach to personal development.