Want Success in Business? Hire Your Intuition!


Ten tips to help you succeed: your
intuition can help you achieve success when you know where you
want to go.





In today’s fast-paced environment, decisions need to be made
swiftly and accurately. While many top executives won’t publicize
it, intuition is a key part of their decision-making success.
Once thought of as the domain of the “gifted few,” it is, in
fact, readily available to us all. Intuition can be an important
factor in making hiring decisions, motivating staff, increasing
sales, accessing partnerships and predicting industry trends.

1. MAKE YOUR INTUITION YOUR ALLY
Everyone receives intuitive information. It’s a skill and the
more you practice it the better you get at it. How does your
intuition speak to you? Do you receive information in words,
feelings, a flash of insight, a body sensation? Do you just
know? Intuition is the secret weapon of many successful leaders.
They describe it as knowing something directly without going
through a long analytical process.

2. ASK QUESTIONS
What information do you need to know? Ask your intuition
questions such as: “Should I hire this person for the job?” “What
can I do to increase sales this year?” “What could I do to
guarantee we get this account?” Pay attention to the answers and
act on the information you receive.

3. WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?
We are often quite clear about what we don’t want. The path to
success comes from spending time thinking about what you do want.
What does your ideal life look like? Being clear about what you
want is often the first step in being able to create it. Your
intuition can help you achieve success when you know where you
want to go.

4. SLOW DOWN
Valuable intuitive wisdom often comes when you are relaxed and
open to receiving it. When you need help making a decision,
pause, take a deep breath, reflect on the question and allow the
intuitive impressions to come to you. Intuition is often
described as “still and quiet.” It doesn’t usually answer in a
big, booming voice. It is much subtler. Pay attention to any
images you receive, words you hear, physical sensations you
experience or emotions you feel. These are all ways that
intuition will communicate with you. Write down any impressions
you receive. Some people find that intuitive insights will pop
into their mind immediately. For others, it may come later in
the day when they least expect it.

5. CREATE POSITIVE SELF TALK
Pay attention to what you tell yourself about you and your life.
If the general tone is hopeful and positive you generally feel
better and more optimistic. It’s easier to receive intuitive
information when you give yourself affirmative messages.

6. WHAT ARE YOU ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT?
Intuition often communicates its message simply through passion
and excitement. If a plan of action or decision leaves you
feeling drained, bored or enervated, that’s a clear message
saying, “Don’t go there.” Conversely, if you feel energized and
enthusiastic, your intuition is giving you the green light.

7. TAKE ACTION
People often get stuck because they can’t figure out how to get
from Point A to Point Z. What is one thing you could do that
would be a next step? Take a class, talk to a friend, read a
book on a topic of interest, learn a new skill. Take action on
what feels exciting to you. That’s putting your intuition into
action.

8. GO WITH YOUR GUT!
Instinct, gut-feeling, “I just knew I should…,” “I had a sour
taste in my mouth about…” These are all ways people have found
to describe intuitive information. Physical signals are clues
that can help you with decision making. Bottom line – if it
feels bad, don’t do it!

9. WRITE IT DOWN
Many people have great success receiving intuitive information
through writing. This technique is similar to brainstorming.
Write a series of questions about your choices. Suppose you have
to make a decision to fill a position in your company. You might
write, “If I hire Mary will the company’s sales increase?” “If
I hire her will this be a positive choice? “What are her
strengths?” “What are her weaknesses?” When you have completed
your questions, write the answers quickly just as they come to
you. Repeat the questions and answers with each potential
employee and then assess your answers.

10. ENVISION!
Spend time each day imagining your ideal life. Envision the
details of that life. Imagine you are living it now. What are
you wearing? What are you feeling? Who are the people around
you? Make it real. Like any skill, the more you practice, the
better you’ll get. Make the time to routinely check in with your
intuition and you will be rewarded with faster, stronger and more
accurate insight. The benefit? You’ll gain a competitive
advantage that will help you become a better player in the new
economy.

Lynn A. Robinson is a speaker, intuitive business consultant and
the author of four books including her recent bestseller, “Divine
Intuition: Your Guide to Creating a Life You Love.” She
specializes in helping individuals and companies use intuition
for successful decision-making. She publishes a monthly Internet
“Intuition Newsletter” which is available at her web site:
www.LynnRobinson.com.