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Intuition is Another Layer of Data

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

Intuition is Another Layer of Data

“You’ve got to be kidding me” is one of numerous responses I hear when asked what I do for a living. Creating a niche market in the heavily subscribed field of business consultants took me years of unwavering self belief, dogged determination and bullet proof responses to the numerous rejections and disbelief my elevator pitch elicited.  My own intuition kept me glued to the knowledge that I was on the right track, that one day business would look to intuitives for superior insight into complex business decisions. Today I derive great joy in sharing that I have made a career out of what is generally referred to as “a sixth sense.” It beats the usual Powerpoint presentation. As an Intuitive, using my intuition daily to access high value information for my clients, I now and then overlook that not everyone uses their intuition to gain clarity, focus and the bigger picture for their businesses and their lives. Yet, there is a shift in consciousness around the precognitive power of intuition and the benefits it brings to the boardroom table and beyond. According to research done by IBISWorld, Global Market Research on Consumer Goods and Services, October 2015 “Psychic Services Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Oct 2015 sees continued predicted Annual Growth of 15-20% with revenue in the region of $2bn” in the field of intuitive insight. “The Psychic Services industry has grown steadily over the five years to 2015 thanks to the recovering economy and growing acceptance of industry services among consumers. Following a dip during the recession, rising disposable income levels have spurred demand for discretionary services like psychic readings. In the coming years, improving economic conditions will continue to boost industry performance, as rising disposable income bolsters average customer spending on these services. ” Globally organisations, entrepreneurs and individuals continue to experience challenging financial scenarios, with an emphasis on budget cuts and retrenchments. Increasingly companies are relying on data to promote organisational performance. It’s big business which comes at significant financial cost. But is the investment worthwhile? Traditional modes of mining information and identifying potential trends for future decisions don’t always give a 360 degree. Should more leaders in organisations be considering an additional layer of non traditional supportive data that is derived beyond the rational mind? It goes by the name of intuition and it’s been with us since time began, long before technology was conceived. It’s interesting to note that many of my client’s are successful entrepreneurs, people who are open to risk, able to ask the unusual and curious questions whilst embracing divergent and innovative ways of developing new markets, launching products and building their brands.  My cue on this is that entrepreneurs, by their very nature, are open to kicking down doors, removing barriers and embracing the unorthodox and unexplained.  That’s why they have chosen to be entrepreneurs and not be on the payroll of somebody else’s dream. Let’s look at what intuition is and why intuitive feedback can enhance positive choices when the fork in the road is uncertain: At an elemental level, intuition can be described as the clear truth of any situation. Possibly this is why many people resist it? Ask yourself how many people you know, that can hear the bold truth, and not run from it? It takes courage to look at what your intuition is guiding you to undertake, resist or believe. Not everyone is ready for the change that it brings. I advise my clients that working with their intuition initially, is more stressful than ignoring it. Why? Because it makes you...

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Women working with Intuition

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Uncategorised | 0 comments

Women working with Intuition

Are women more intuitive than men? It’s a question that can lead to heated debate. I am going to put my money where my mouth is and assert that women in business are more intuitively aligned to their goals, their staff and their business vision. They use their intuition to navigate each day, decision make, deal with clients and manage their staff. Women in business are not shy to share examples of how their intuition guided them to grow their businesses, challenge traditional thinking and support their risk taking. I consult to and coach people from all walks of life, many of whom are well educated, some at MBA level and others who have no tertiary education. The common thread that runs through many of the women I consult to, is that they step into the role of Entrepreneur or leader in the same way that that they raise, love and nurture their families. Boldly. How many women do you know who have been formally trained to be a mother? For most, mothering is intuitive and instinctual. Women by and large carry this intuitive energy into their careers and their businesses, in much the same way as they raise their children. Next time you see a mother with a small child, note how she unconsciously responds to it’s cries, it’s demands and it’s needs. Now, align that picture, to women Entrepreneurs and leaders that you know, who respond in similar vein to the needs of their businesses, their teams and the company vision. Take a moment to consider your own career or business path. The knowledge you have acquired. Has it all come straight from the text book or the trainer? And yes, of course we have mentors, coaches and consultants. They serve a very real and meaningful purpose, but ultimately, decisions rest with you. Armed with data, statistics and a whole lot more, are you any wiser than the spaza shop woman who sells her wares to her community to sustain her family and keep a roof over her head? She too makes decisions around stock control, supply and demand, cashflow and trends, yet she may not have much formal education. I would suggest that this business woman is working from a deeper wisdom. It goes by the name of intuition and many women give it the respect it deserves. Trusting your intuition takes courage. More especially when you can’t justify the “why” of your action to chart a certain course in your business or in your leadership style. So, to answer the question. No, I don’t believe that women are more intuitive in business than men, but yes, women do respond to their intuition, much the same way as women respond to their emotions, spontaneously and transparently. Weighed up against a male counterpart, fearful of a business decision based mostly on what his gut is telling him, my money is on women in business who draw on their intuition alongside past experience and knowledge. Make’s good sense to...

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