It’s been well established by many successful entrepreneurs that intuition plays a crucial role in their success.
Steve Jobs, Sir Richard Bronson, Oprah and Arianna Huffington, among others, who have been quoted several times regarding intuition.
This is one of my favorites:
“Have the courage to follow your heart and your intuition, they somehow know what you want to become.” – Steve Jobs
THE HARDSHIP IN CONNECTING AND RELYING ON INTUITION:
Yet despite the “understanding” that this is a Necessary skill to succeed in business and life, few people take the time to immerse themselves into truly developing their intuitive gifts (unless they are of course healers or psychics).
But for the rest of us mortals it appears like there’s something akin to: “yeah, yeah…that’s nice, but I need some REAL skills, I need some PRACTICAL skills” to grow my business.
Perhaps it feels like its such an abstract set of skills that we are unsure about HOW to develop them, HOW to practice or HOW to use them effectively in our business.
Our word is dominated by an over-abundance of masculine energy. The energy of yang is the energy of action, movement and getting things done. It’s the energy of manifestation and the masculine energy that we, Westerners, have come to revere so deeply.
This is the energy of action and results. What our entire economy is based on. We value “hard work”. We believe we must work hard in order to succeed and therefore if we want success the more we work, the more “exhalted” we become in our minds.
There are so many common beliefs that cement this practice:
“No pain, No Gain”;
“Work now, Play later.”
“Money doesn’t grow in trees”
“Early bird, gets the worm.”
And yet…consistent action, movement, and hard work are pointless if there’s no depth, no purpose and no integrated meaning behind our actions.
There’s also a point of diminishing results:
As a high performance psychologist one of the things we teach people is that there is this “Inverted U Theory”, which states that increases in effort and arousal will yield a performance increase…
Up to a certain point (ONLY), after which, further increases in effort and arousal will yield a DECREASE in performance. To the point that the harder you work, the worse results you will get.
As “old” as this theory and practical piece of knowledge is in our performance psychology field, it hasn’t actually permeated the everyday world.
People are STILL working as hard as they can, waiving a flag of pride and martyrdom, until they land in burnout or experience health consequences.
Then we have this “wake up moment”, but sadly, we don’t know HOW to do things differently, and as hard as we TRY…it’s difficult to circumvent well established wiring and neuropathways that “tell us” that hard work is the ONLY road to success.
How do we exit the fast train in which Gurus, exploit our doubts and sense of inadequacy by selling us on yet “another tactical skill” (webinars, live events, fb ads, you name it), that will keep us in this constant feedback loop of not-good-enough, overwork, overwhelm and burnout?
We need the balancing form of Feminine energy or yin. The RECEPTIVE, the intuitive and the loving, collaborative nature of this energy. It is an energy of depth, insight, wisdom, and magic.
The answer is simple in essence and complex in execution (which is why not more people are doing it.)
Follow your Intuition: the Inner GPS that will guide you to the specific thing you need to do, the actions you need to take and the way in which you need to take it.
Yep. It’s that simple. The difficulty comes when our minds and egos get involved. And the smarter you are, the more you’ll struggle to listen and follow your intuition because you are so accustomed to rely on your cognition.
When we can connect and use our intuition we are able to become more efficient and maximize the work we do.
In the most basic sense, intuition is about LISTENING…is about developing the listening skills to “hear” your Highest Guidance, but also to tune into your ideal clients and sense what do they need?
What would me most beneficial and valuable to them?
At what level would they be able/willing to invest in?
And if you can be perceptive enough to receive this information and KNOW what will be of most value, you will circumvent so much time, energy and frustration as you’d be tuned into what you need to provide.
Following this pathway I’ve generated up to $18,500 in a single day and built a multi 6-Figure Business.
Intuition will allow you to KNOW WITH CLARITY AND CERTAINTY what is YOUR path.
WHO to hire as a mentor.
WHAT opportunity to pursue that will support your greatest evolution.
And it allows you to enter a state of grace and flow.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
Ther is a simple and joyful pathway to this:
Yep, you heard me right. Play.
Play is the action that returns us back to our “natural selves”. That connects us to “our inner child” where creativity, innovation, adventure, intuition and curiosity reside.
There is obviously so much more to developing your intuition in poweful ways that will serve your business and life, but PLAY can be a GATEWAY through which you can begin to establish this connection.
Luckily for you, we are offering a FREE 5-Day PLAYFUL PROFITS challenge that will allow you to playfully learn and experiment with some tools to help you get more connected and in a spirit of fun and adventure.
And of course, we’ll weave in some of the science and the practices to get you there!
[My Guest Blogger today is the Fabulous Dr. Elena Estanol, I have partnered with her for a 5-Day Playful Profits Challenge]
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