Making Intuitive Decisions in Business/Work

Feb 12, 2024 | Business Coaching, Personal Development

How Intuitive is Your Mind?

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift”Albert Einstein.

Interesting that a person who has been credited as being one of the greatest thinkers of our time, gives more value to intuitive thought than rational thought.  Intuitive thought easily gets over run by the rational mind as we have been conditioned to think rationally of the answers to our problems, or what might be the best use of our time. 

We are also encouraged to look to experts for how they achieved what they did and how we can emulate them.  Thus completely bypassing our own inner wisdom.  It’s easy for someone who has achieved great things, to use hindsight and say “Well I did, X, Y and Z, so if you do XYZ too then you can get the same results as me”.  However, what they may be missing is that the actions of XYZ were the ones that they intuitively took, because they felt right for them in that moment.

 I’d love to see more experts saying “I really learnt to tune into my intuition, to pay attention to my gut instinct and to listen to it fully”.


learning to use intuition to make decisions

Luckily, this is a skill that we can all develop and when our intuition is regularly consulted, we can develop intuitive thought.  Thought that comes from within, rather than that seeks to rationalise with an outer world.  With our habitual thoughts, with our cultural norms and with what we believe is possible (generally, and possible for us).

Here's a simple exercise for you to try

A simple exercise to try in a situation when you don’t know the best course of action to take, is to put thought to one side and feel into it instead.

Sit with the question, or the decision and feel into the body on which of these options is the best one for you.  See if the body gives a clear signal when you give one option attention – whether that one feels good, or not.  Or ask a question and wait for a minute or so for an answer to come into the mind. 

This is really different to trying to think up the answer to your questions, it’s instead using intuitive guidance to feel into it.  This guidance comes from our deepest intelligence and is much more aligned with who we really want to be.  Listening to our rational thoughts isn’t going to provide us with anything new.  We will likely get an answer that we have learnt from an outside source, or that has been conditioned into us.

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