Ever had a conversation with a super successful person or watched an interview where the question is “How did you become so successful, what’s your secret?”

They’ll say “Intuition and knowing when to say no.”

They have all said that once they have relied on their intuition, gut feelings or sixth sense, the better decisions they were able to make – the more successful they have become. The more we practice this art and understand it, the more skillful and successful we will become. With this skill, we will prevent disasters entering our lives, leading us to have a more responsible outlook to improve our effectiveness.

So what can we learn from them that will boost our business?

Intuition is what separates the brilliant from the average.

We may experience a niggling feeling of suspicion, mistrust, anxiety, doubt, curiosity or wonder. Whatever feeling possesses us, our body reacts and gives off signals like goose bumps, a churning stomach, sweating, a racing mind, etc.

Ways that you can start focusing on listening to the signs.

Why did you start?

Successful people have a clear idea, a definite picture of where they are in life, where they want to go and what they must achieve. This becomes their “why” and their purpose.

With this vision in place, decisions are easier to make and everything flows.

Be open to listening but assertive in execution.

When you have a decision to make, be mindful. Start listening to your intuition, the voices that speak to you in your head. Become aware of your body’s signals which allow you to respond quicker. If every red flag is going off and things just don’t feel right, don’t. If the thought of letting go of this opportunity, idea and person brings peace of mind, just let go. Say no to something good and yes to something great.

 Gut feelings are Guardian Angels.

Our gut feeling – that strong feeling that comes from our inner core that shouts out loud. Have you ever had that strong feeling not to take the usual route to your destination and when you do listen and go another way, only to find out later that there was a serious accident along the way? This is your gut feeling. Trust that feeling and don’t question it. It pops up from nowhere yet it speaks with authority. If you are not sure how to handle a problem – trust your gut … and listen.

 Signs.

Have you ever had something puzzling you and felt you were at your lowest. An answer comes from the least expected place, an advert, a billboard, a comment on the radio, a song or a book you are reading. These are not accidents or fate. It is an awareness that is given to you at the right moment to acknowledge your emotion or state.

Pay attention, you will find the solutions to the problems and decisions that arise on a daily basis. You will develop the ability to make quick decisions and have the confidence you need to enhance your business without doubting your decisions.