Every day you are faced with making decisions in your business. You are looking over your year and planning the next program you want to offer your clients. Do I launch it in this month or that month? Do I support it with this marketing strategy or do I use that one? Which virtual assistant do I hire? We search for information, ideas and resources outside of us and then at some point you have to bring it inside and make your own decision. This is where a well developed sense of your intuition to support your decisions is critical to your success.
It's great to gather information, but to know what is right for you at this time is up to you. Consciously tapping into your intuition will build up your "muscle" of using your intuition for greater clarity and more confidence in your actions, and opens up a wealth of creative inspirations.
Intuition isn't something you turn off or on in your business -- it's always available to you. It's about practicing to open up the connection with your higher self so that you have access to the nuances of intuition and how it shows up for you. For each person, the experience is different. For some the wisdom and inspiration shows up in signals in their body -- tingling, openness, lightness -- for others it's a visual flash or a dream.
Since it's such a unique experience it helps to know how to work with your intuition on a daily basis so you can develop a trust in this guidance. It will serve you in your business as you grow bigger and the growth starts to happen faster.
Here are seven steps to help you hone your intuitive sense:
1.) Stop. This simple one word is the place to start in understanding your unique intuitive guidance experience. You have to stop being on auto-pilot and looking "out there" for more information. Stop and decide to tap into your guidance.
2.) Notice. By observing your body, your energy, and your nudges/godwinks/urges/ideas you'll start to attune to the way intuitive guidance comes to you. It is different for each of us so you'll want to practice this each day. Notice if you get information in your gut, your heart, throat, shoulders. Your body is very communicative and will send you signals for the direction that is in alignment for your highest good.
3.) Shift your energy. I find that it can be hard to tap into my intuitive guidance when I'm sitting at my desk. Moving your body which moves your energy will get your guidance flowing. Sitting at your desk, staring at the computer and forcing the answer to your next step is a sure way to choke off your breath and therefore, your flow to guidance. Even doing simple things like going outside to get the mail, taking a nap or a shower or even just drinking a glass of water will loosen up the flow of inspiration.