Intuition in Business: Do You Track Your Greatest Hits?

Intuition in business

Whether you know it or not, you’ve got intuition. Now, you might not recognize it as such but there is a part of you that seems to know when something feels off and when something’s a good idea.

Even when it’s not logical to your practical brain.

Intuition in Business

Sometimes in business we get hunches.

You might meet someone and feel like it’s not a good idea to do business with them and sometimes you do it anyway, only to find out later that there was a fundamental difference in how you see projects and it didn’t work out.

Other times your intuition can steer you in the right direction, and many times that direction doesn’t make much sense. But through some “fluke” you end up sitting at a cafe when your ideal client asks if they can borrow your pen. And things go up from there.

Psychology Today says that intuition can happen through rapid cognition, where you notice something without even knowing that you noticed it.

You can sharpen your intuition, and over time start to trust your gut as you gain more experience in life and business decisions.

So now I want to task you with a very important and fun intuition exercise!

Why am I talking about this today? Because I believe that businesses thrive when you have a balance of logical planning and thinking, and deeper intuitive inner knowing.

Intuition Exercise

I want you to start tracking every time that you get an intuitive nudge, and what happens when you listen to it, or choose to ignore it.

I very much want you to write these experiences down, either on paper, or digitally.

The reason I insist on writing these cases down each time they happen is that you need to see proof for yourself of just how powerful your own intuition is. And in turn, you’ll be able to hone it and trust it even more.

You might start by doing a quick inventory of times you can recall off the top of your head. Just seeing a few examples of your intuition at work will help you commit to this exercise and see it through for a few weeks or months.

One example from my own business life is the name for this show and our live event: Off The Charts.

I was walking home from the subway, and I had been brainstorming names for a few days when it hit me: off the charts.

I just knew that was it, and that it was going to take on a life of its own, and it really has.

I’ve also had so many intuitive hits about hiring people, letting go of projects, moving to new places, and even introducing myself to strangers.

So go ahead, start writing down some positive reinforcement for your own intuitive abilities.

If you want more intuitive training, check out Laura Day’s book Practical Intuition – I’ve taken her live workshop and there’s much wisdom to be gained here.

Leave a comment below with 1 specific time where your intuition was spot on! I’m a curious animal, and I want to know.

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12 Comments

  1. Caroline Frenette | Intuitive Leadership Coach on November 19, 2014 at 11:13 am

    You’re preaching to the choir here so you don’t need to convince me that intuition is our best ally in life and business!

    I have so many stories of ignoring my intuition (and paying the price) and listening to my intuition and reaping the rewards I could write a whole book about it! (Maybe I will…)

    Sometimes it looks like slowing down on the highway because an image of a cop car pop into my head :)
    (FIEW!)

    Sometimes it looks like doubling revenues in my business because I listened to my inner wisdom who dared me to create an unusual program.

    What I’ve come to see in my life, after years of honing my intuitive skills, is that inner guidance can speak to us in a very simple & organic way in our everyday life. And that if our mind is quiet, listening becomes easy, effortless… and inner wisdom can then guide us moment to moment.

    And that’s pretty magical.

    XO



    • Nathalie Lussier on November 20, 2014 at 11:18 am

      So amazing Caroline! I LOVE the cop car image, that’s a good time to be tapped in hehe. And totally incredible what can happen in your business when you’re in your intuitive place, too! Yes!!



  2. connie curtis on November 19, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I had a hired a business coach. I am starting my business and well I was so stressed and felt like I was going in circles. I kept asking her for specifics help me create email list strategy. I keep going in circles. I started looking for another coach. I came across someone in a summit and did a call. I knew then she was the one for me. I am starting coaching with her and we are on the same page. I have been following my own ideas since that call even if I dont know that it will work or if it wont and that is something I wasnt doing before.



    • Nathalie Lussier on November 20, 2014 at 11:17 am

      Way to go Connie – so happy you listened to your gut on this! :)



  3. Llyane @FrenchOnSkype on November 19, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Very important – rarely does the intuition miss the target.
    Someone said that we rationalize our intuition, and ‘rationalize’ means telling us rational lies :)
    Fun, thanks Nathalie! :)



    • Nathalie Lussier on November 20, 2014 at 11:16 am

      Oooh I’ve never heard that “rational lies” one, but it feels really on the nose. ;)



  4. Joanna Hennon on November 19, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    So true, I teach this as well, and follow it too of course. I’m actually running a course on using intuitive art to learn to use intuition to grow your business, and launching it came after an intuitive nudge. I kept resisting because I didn’t think I had the time to run it but it felt right so I launched anyway, in beta and am figuring it out as we go along. I’m so happy that I followed my intuition in this because now I have something I can run again and again.



    • Nathalie Lussier on November 20, 2014 at 11:15 am

      Yay Joanna! Isn’t is amazing when we listen and let go of our resistance and excuses, too?! :)



  5. Nora Cheikh on November 19, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Trusting my intuition is probably the trickiest challenge I’m facing in business. I need to trade carefully between “Ok, that’s my gut saying no” and “Ugh, I’m just so uncomfortable trying that new thing”. I still rely almost only on logical reasoning but I’m consciously making more and more room for intuition.

    Btw, I really appreciate you sharing how you turned down a high level job offer. I think we all have stories like believing in our business more than in a 9-to-5 but when things aren’t all rainbow-looking we tend to think we made a big mistake. So it’s nice to know we’re not alone.



    • Nathalie Lussier on November 20, 2014 at 11:15 am

      So glad to hear you’re making room for your intuition Nora! It’s true, that when we waver because things aren’t what we expected to be yet… we need to remember that our intuition was sending us a message for a reason!



  6. Licia Morelli on November 19, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Nathalie,

    You know I LOVE this one! Such a great exercise – writing down the hits and misses will for sure get that intuitive muscle working.

    One thing I always tell my clients is that strengthening intuition is like picking up running. At first you’re slow to start but once you make it a daily practice it’s gets so much easier (and you’re stronger for it)!

    Love love love it!

    Thank you!! xoxo



    • Nathalie Lussier on November 20, 2014 at 11:14 am

      Yay!! And I love the running analogy – so spot on!