New Entrepreneurs - Trust Your IntuitionSep 28, 2023
New entrepreneurs have a superpower that often goes untapped. It's intuition. This sixth sense can be the north star by which we navigate the important decisions required to run a business.
Starting a business can shake anyone's confidence, even when we're great at what we do. There is a big learning curve. New entrepreneurs are in sales, HR, finance, and operations. It's a job where every decision shapes our destiny. It can be paralyzing.
Intuition as Your Inner Compass:
Intuition is rooted in our subconscious mind. It’s that gut feeling, a whisper, a feeling of instantly "knowing" we all experience but often dismiss. It's a combination of memory and the emotions we associate with them. Some people feel they are tapping into a higher plane of consciousness or connecting with a benevolent guide.
In business, logic and analytical thinking are highly valued. But intuition provides insights logic alone can't uncover. As new entrepreneurs, we must learn to trust our intuition to evaluate opportunities and risks best. This essential soft skill helps us to identify which decisions align with our core values and vision.
Tapping into Your Business Intuition:
But how do we tap into this intuition, this internal guide? It doesn't happen by sitting around and waiting for a lightning bolt of clarity. It’s about being willing to roll up our sleeves, feel flustered, maybe even a bit scared, and dig in anyway. It’s about exploring our relationship with ourselves.
Here are three practices a new entrepreneur can use to tap into intuition:
Practice Meditation - Sitting in stillness creates space to connect with our subconscious and notice subtle feelings, thoughts, and instincts. This stillness is the essence of intuition. Regular meditation allows us to hear when intuition is speaking and access its wisdom when we need it.
Try Trusting Your Gut - Start paying attention to first impressions or spontaneous reactions. Gut feelings are often right because they're really your mind processing information at a subconscious level. If you practice trusting and acting on these feelings, it can lead to better decision-making.
Practice Active Listening - Start listening, without judgment, to others' perspectives during everyday conversations. Focusing on others deepens our connections, fostering an environment where intuitive insights naturally arise.
Creating a Business with Intuition:
As a new entrepreneur, intuition helps us see" the business model, sense the needs of potential clients, and brainstorm solutions that resonate with them. It’s about sensing the unseen, feeling the vibes of the market, and creating something that aligns with our purpose. Intuition helps us choose the right collaborations and the right strategies that feel harmonious with our business and personal lives.
I advise clients to begin any new venture with this essential internal work. Once you have a working compass, it's time to employ the hard skills, like analytics. Data can confirm what your gut is already telling you.
Step by step, decision after decision, when we begin with intuition, we build a successful business that aligns with our values. This very personal work also strengthens our empathy and adaptability – soft skills that help us connect, build relationships, and navigate the ever-evolving business landscape.
To all the fantastic new entrepreneurs embarking on the journey, I know you can embrace your power, trust your intuition, and confidently launch your business or program. It’s a challenging journey filled with growth, fulfillment, and self-discovery; you don’t have to do it alone.
An Intuition Program for New Entrepreneurs:
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So, let’s embrace our inner strength, trust our intuition, and make our mark in the entrepreneurial world together!