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Practical Intuition for Success

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Practical Intuition for Success

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

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