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Use Power of Silence - As any good salesperson will tell you, "Sometimes best thing to do is 'shut up.'" But there are times when you also need to silence your mind to receive valuable intuitive insight. When you need help making a decision - pause - take a deep breath, reflect on question and allow intuitive impressions to come to you. Intuition is often described as "still and quiet." It doesn't usually answer in a big, booming voice. It is much subtler. Pay attention to any images you receive, words you hear, physical sensations you experience or emotions you feel. These are all ways that intuition will communicate with you. Write down any impressions you receive. Some people find that intuitive insights will pop into their mind immediately. For others, it may come later in day when they least expect it.
Make Your Enthusiasm Work for You - Intuition often communicates its message through passion and excitement. The root of word enthusiasm comes from Greek, entheos. It literally means, "God within." If a sales strategy or decision leaves you feeling drained or bored, that's a clear message from your "inner guidance" saying, "Don't go there." Conversely, if you feel energized and enthusiastic, your intuition is giving you green light to continue with your plan of action.
Envision Your Success - Spend time each day imagining your ideal life. Envision details of that life. Imagine you are living it now. What are you wearing? What are you feeling? Who are people around you? We are often quite clear about what we don't want. The path to success comes from spending time thinking about what you do want. What does an ideal day, month or year look like to you? Being clear about what you want is often first step in being able to create it. Successful people visualize their goals and dreams. Your intuition can help you achieve success when you know what you want to achieve.
Write it Down - Many people have great success receiving intuitive information through writing. This technique is similar to brainstorming. Write a series of questions about your choices. Suppose you have to make a decision to fill a position in your company. You might write, "If I hire Mary will company's sales increase?" "If I hire her will this be a positive choice? "What are her strengths?" "What are her weaknesses?" When you've completed your questions, write answers quickly just as they come to you. Repeat your intuitive Q&A about each potential employee and then assess results.
Take time, make sale - Be sure to set aside time to routinely check in with your intuition. It won't be long before you'll be experiencing faster, stronger and more accurate insights. Though intuition can be described as a secret weapon, there's no big secret about how to use it. Follow suggestions I've outlined above, and begin now to enjoy rewards of this powerful competitive advantage.
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Lynn Robinson is one of the nation's leading experts on intuition. As a business advisor, she provides vital insights on goals, strategies and critical decisions. She is a best-selling author of three books, including Compass of the Soul. Lynn has appeared on Fox Cable News and in The New York Times, USA Today, Boston Globe and Boston Business Journal. Contact: 1-800-925-4002 or www.LynnRobinson.com.