Have you ever had that “gut feeling” telling you to do or not to do something? In this Expert Insight Interview, Laura Powers discusses intuition. Laura Powers is a creative entrepreneur, coach, author, speaker, podcast host, and celebrity psychic.
The interview discusses:
- What is intuition?
- Being in tune with body and mind
- Overcoming mental stress
Our intuition plays a significant role in our business and how we operate, and we should not put it aside. Business and intuition should not be separated but should go alongside each other. Making business decisions intuitively should make us more successful indeed.
We all have intuition, but it shows differently to everyone. Usually, it is that “gut feeling” that we have when we feel that something is not right. We should not disregard that feeling because sometimes things look good on the outside but still do not feel right. However, we all probably have a memory from the past when we did not listen to ourselves and did something that did not feel quite right. Of course, the results were not as we hoped them to be. We might not always know what that inside feeling is about, but we should always listen to it.
Listen to Yourself
To follow our intuition, we have to receive messages that our body and mind are telling us. However, that might be hard nowadays since we live in a culture that encourages too much distraction and noise. People are always busy today, and they do not realize the importance of taking some time off from the world and focusing on themselves. Taking some time to do activities that you enjoy and do not take a lot of mental focus from you is an opportunity to have some receptive time. That can be meditating, exercising, walking, even doing house chores, anything that will allow you to be alone with your thoughts and ideas.
Many people have mental stress and do not know how to lift themselves from it. The key is to look at your pain points and figure out what brings you down and prevents you from being where you want to be in your career or life in general. Feeling alone is common when dealing with stressful situations, and that’s why it is crucial to surround yourself with people who give you support.
Examine the relationships, situations, and activities that drain you, and decide to let go of everything that takes too much of your energy. All the relationships and activities you have should be beneficial for you. If not, stop them. When you decide to let go of people and things that are not good for you, your life will immediately start to grow in quality.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.