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Become More Intuitive and Effective at Work and Beyond

When you face a difficult client in your business, it can be hard to decide what to do. Does anyone have a clear idea of where they’re going? Most likely not. A crisis can be a substantial turning point—an occasion to make significant progress—if you see it the right way. The tools you promote and the skills you nurture throughout your life will eventually determine how you sail through these challenges.

These days we acknowledge several forms of intelligence, including emotional intelligence, IQ, social intelligence, and erotic intelligence. However, One of the most important forms of intelligence is intuitive intelligence. Paulo Coelho says, “To me, a witch is a woman that is capable of letting her intuition take hold of her actions, that communes with her environment, that isn’t afraid of facing challenges.”

Unfortunately, a person’s intuitive sense is not like logical thinking. It depends on being open and receptive to a spontaneous flow of impressions, insights, ideas, unusual occurrences, coincidences, hunches, and inspirations that arise in your mindscape. Therefore, it makes sense that it can’t be imposed; the mental circuits have to detect patterns where the interconnections are not recognizable yet. To expand our intuitive understanding, we need to notice it and listen to it. It’s a mental ability, which can make it hard to see.

Benefits of Using Intuition at Work

  1. Making decisions in complex and unfamiliar situations effectively and quickly is one of the most significant advantages of intuition.
  2. Since your intuition is tuned to your subconscious, it helps you identify your purpose in life; it can point you in the right direction and help you identify dreams that are oriented with your core values and your true sense of motivation.
  3. People who count on their intuition are more open to creativity. The rational mind relies on logical patterns, which can sometimes be limiting. Intuition, on the other hand, sees things that your rational mind is unaware of, allowing you to recognize new opportunities.
  4. Intuition helps you read people. For instance, when something’s wrong with your business plan, and you ask your employees for their suggestion, but from their body language, you could derive that they are afraid to share their response as you designed the business plan. Intuition can help you sense such signs, allowing you to modify your approach towards your employees. Sometimes, this can be the difference between success and failure.
  5. Intuition also acts as a monitory voice. Sometimes, you might overlook some threats even after carefully analyzing a situation coherently. Intuition can tell you when something feels off, allowing you to steer clear of circumstances that would have otherwise turned out badly.
  6. Intuition gives you access to in-depth intelligence and wisdom.

How to Get Ahead at Work With Intuition

Pay Attention to Your Gut.

When the neurotransmitters (chemical messengers) in your gut kindle, you may be feeling either “butterflies” or sickish sensations. Pay attention to those. It’s not an accident that we use the term intuition and gut feeling interchangeably, Science has now shown us that our gut has a brain of its own, and a second brain, to speak. Our gut has an entire network of neurotransmitters called the enteric nervous system. My sickish sensation always serves as an important alarm.

Many years ago, I was about to sign a deal for a significant amount. But whenever I was about to meet this company’s representatives, I was immediately sickish. At first, I thought maybe it was coffee on an empty stomach, but each time? Eventually, I canceled the deal and walked off and subsequently found out that this particular was a deception. My sickish sensation saved me and served me well.

Take a Mini-Meditation Break and Inwardly Pose a Question.

Every day we are making decisions, and the higher up you climb the ladder, the more prominent the decisions seem to get. More often than not, executives are faced with situations where decisions need to be made quickly and with limited data. Quieting your thoughts and inwardly posing the decision as a question can help intensify your intuition and direct you towards the answer. Sometimes it’s not possible to take a full-on close your eyes, omit out the situation at work, but even taking a deep breath or sneaking away into the bathroom for a few moments can help guide you towards the best decision.

Pay Attention to Your Energy.

How do you feel around a customer or co-worker? Are you exhausted or Refreshed? Using your intuition to read, people can make you a more effective leader or negotiator in your business dealings.

How do you feel around other people?

Wrapping Up

Intuition is a powerful energy that helps us make the right decision, especially when we don’t have enough data or where we need to make a decision instantly. The beauty of it is that our intuition grows from our experience, emotional intelligence, risk tolerance, networks, and limits.

To become better at making decisions with successful outcomes, we have to learn how to harness and use our intuition. To make situations better, intuition can be applied both in our personal as well as professional lives.

However, we should also note that our intuition can misguide us in some cases. The best way, therefore, is to apply intuition complementing our rational decision-making processes, rather than relying on it alone.

Author Bio:

Abigail Relish is the CEO of the Gateway company. She also works as an investment advisor for Alcor, a Global Investment Bank. She’s best known for writing on Business Analytics and helping start-ups grow. Apart from writing, Abigail has a good network in the Marketing and Advertising industry.

Alice Jacqueline is a creative writer. Alice is the best article author, social media, and content marketing expert. Alice is a writer by day and ready by night. Find her on Twitter and on Facebook!

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