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  • 1. Practical Intuition for Success A step-by-step program to Book pic increase your wealth today. AUTHOR: Laura Day PUBLISHER: Harper Collins Publishers DATE OF PUBLICATION: 2003 NUMBER OF PAGES: 216 pages
  • 2. THE BIG IDEA Practical Intuition for Success by Laura Day • You will achieve success by being true to yourself. • Make better decisions. • Take the “pulse” at meetings. • Unleash your own creativity.
  • 3. What is Intuition and why is it critical to business success? Practical Intuition for Success by Laura Day You already use your intuition all the time – you just need to gain conscious control. • The intuitive process is as easy as this:  Get centered.  Focus on a specific question.  Notice the first impressions you receive in response to the question.  Interpret your impressions.  Verify your conclusions.
  • 4. The Intuitive Process in a Nutshell Practical Intuition for Success by Laura Day Intuition is a way of receiving information about your environment that is not directly evident to your senses or to your reasoning mind. • How can we use our intuition:  To gather information  To solve problems  To spot opportunities  To create  To decide  To plan  To evaluate  To predict  To time
  • 5. Begin By Noticing What You Notice Practical Intuition for Success by Laura Day Intuition is a faculty that gathers information and processes it. • To increase your general awareness, consider the following questions:  Which do you tend to notice the most: your thoughts, your memories, your feelings, or your physical senses? Which do you notice the least?  Which do you notice more: your internal world or your external environment?  Do you tend to favor any particular physical sense over the others?  In what ways or situations do these things change?
  • 6. What does this person – or company, or market - want? Practical Intuition for Success by Laura Day Intuition helps in figuring out what your investors, suppliers, employees, and customers want. • Getting in touch with you market. • Get into I-Mode.  Consider what the other person wants, and make it an automatic reflex.  Be aware of your own hidden agendas.  Notice the first three perceptions you have the next time you come in contact with a person.
  • 7. What Do You Want? Practical Intuition for Success by Laura Day You should enjoy what we do for a living. • Ask yourself:  How am I most marketable?  Where and how can I make the biggest contribution?  In what work environment will I be the happiest and most fulfilled? • To find out who you are and what do you want, ask:  What three activities would I do today if I could do anything I wanted?  What are the first three words that come to my mind?
  • 8. What Do You Have – and Want – to Offer? Practical Intuition for Success by Laura Day It’s always more than you think. • Take stock and list your different skills and talents. • Write a job description for yourself based on the list. • Figure out how to make this job description salable to what market.
  • 9. What is the Best Fit Between Your Needs and the Market’s? Practical Intuition for Success by Laura Day There’s always a creative solution to achieving integrity: the balance point where everyone wins . • Focus on your goal to answer the following questions:  What am I selling?  To whom?  Over how much time?  For how much money?
  • 10. Steps to Take Practical Intuition for Success by Laura Day Plan for tomorrow today! • Your plan should address your defining questions. Be clear about what you want. • Back up your intuition with research and analysis. • Don’t keep your plan a secret. Use it to attract members of your team to realize your plan. • Long-term planning tends to be inflexible. Make allowances for changes. • Use your intuition to target the future in the moment.
  • 11. Integrating Intuition Into Your Decision-Making process Practical Intuition for Success by Laura Day • N ever make a decision based solely on intuition. • Use your logic, emotion, and intuition to make your decisions. • How you combine intuition and analysis will vary depending upon the particular situation: whether you are buying a car, making an investment, choosing a career path, or dealing with a potential client. .
  • 12. The Intuitive Process as a System Process Practical Intuition for Success by Laura Day 1. Begin with a body check to establish your center. 4. Direct your intuitive attention with a carefully framed question. 6. Report what you notice in response to the question 8. Interpret these impressions. 10. Elaborate them to create verifiable scenarios. 12. Verify your conclusions. 7. Weigh them, along with your thoughts, and emotions.
  • 13. Knowing How to Act on Your Intuition Practical Intuition for Success by Laura Day • If the situation involves real danger act now, verify later. • Try to buy yourself some time. • Test the waters. • If you have nothing to lose, go for it! .
  • 14. Last Words Practical Intuition for Success by Laura Day • Review your plan and mission statement regularly. • Reassess goals in the light of your progress. • On a regular basis, ask yourself:  In what ways has my situation changed?  In what ways have my needs and priorities changed?  In what ways has my environment changed?  In what ways can I improve?  In what ways has my market changed?  What kind of progress have I made toward these goals?
  • 15. ABOUT BUSINESSSUMMARIES Practical Intuition for Success by Laura Day BusinessSummaries.com is a business book Summaries service. Every week, it sends out to subscribers a 9- to 12-page summary of a best-selling business book chosen from among the hundreds of books printed out in the United States every week. For more information, please go to http://www.bizsum.com.