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How do use intuition?

Remember a small amount of anxiety is normal.

Focus on what you can do next – do not try to do everything; just one next thing. Make the first step a small step – just begin.

If you hit roadblocks or feel uneasy, pay attention. You may be rushing the timing and the flow will be off.

Be very clear on your desired outcome.

Look ahead rather than back.

Shift your thinking by saying no to buts.

Keep an intuitive ideas journal  – what are you proud of? what were you good at as a child? which of your abilities do people praise? what tasks come easily to you? what would be your eulogy?

Give yourself a performance review by answering these questions:

  1. What can you learn from this?
  2. What are you doing right?
  3. What outcome will make you feel successful?
  4. Where did this begin to go wrong?
  5. What do you wish you had done differently?
  6. What is your intuition telling you to do about this situation?
  7. What are you not listening to?
  8. What are the warning signs you are ignoring?
  9. What do you know you should do?

Reference: Lynn A Robinson. (2006), TRUST YOUR GUT: How the Power of Intuition can grow your Business. Chicago, IL: Kaplan Publishing


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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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