It was not too long ago that
all we knew of successful business persons was that they worked
hard, were very bright and efficient. Hardly did anyone use
the words "intuition" and "business" in the
same conversation. Gut feelings and marketing seemed to be worlds
apart with the divine injunction that "never the twain shall
meet." Yet, most recent studies are showing that perhaps
we've been missing something.
Some of the most successful
persons of all times have relied extensively on the intuitive
nature of their being. Conrad Hilton, the founder of the Hilton
chain of hotels claimed that he used his intuition to decide
where and when to buy or build a hotel. Thomas Alva Edison, one
of the greatest inventors of all times, would listen to his
inner voice and produce more and better inventions.
Today, there is an explosion
of interest in the "mystical" area where everyone seems
to be looking for ways and means to sharpen his or her intuition.
Even with our economy booming, many are seeking to gain more
control over their financial future. And yet, within all of
us is the ability to stand aside from the mundane, everyday
grind and to look at things in a different light.
It is important to realize
that your job or business is a true reflection of your internal
condition--- an indication of where your mind is. To change
things in your workplace, you must first start by changing things
within yourself. Simple as this may appear, however, it is still
a very difficult thing to do.
It is not easy to break away
from the hypnotic trance of everyday things and to make yourself
stand aside for a short while. But if you were to practice this
art of standing aside and "standing still" for a short
time each day, you would find new insights into the way the
world works. This will then make it easy for you to adjust and
influence the outcome of business situations.
Many years ago, I knew a young,
insurance salesman. He worked hard but was always enthusiastic.
Few things seemed to depress him, yet, I was sure that he had
his share of rejections in his business. One day, I asked him
what kept him going when things seemed bleak. He looked at me
and with a twinkling in his eyes replied, "John, I use
my failures as learning experiences. I have a vision-- a goal,
if you will. I will one day be a wealthy man. There is a spirit
within me that shows me the way to my goal. To hear its voice,
all I have to do is spend some time with myself. In quietness
I find my strength and my answers."
Today, that insurance man is
a multi-millionaire and the owner of several extremely successful
businesses. He credits his success to the art of listening to
his inner voice.
This inner voice is within
all of us and it whispers ever so gently. When we are surrounded
by the noise of everyday problems, we tend not to hear the voice.
Within us are all the answers
to our problems. The questions are what we have not yet figured.
Business success increases dramatically when we still the inner
nature of our being. It is then that we hear more clearly the
directions being given us. Our intuition becomes sharpened and
our feeling nature, if we trust it, would lead us in the paths
of peace and gain.
Intuition is a "gift of
the gods," so to say. We all were born with it. It is a
means of receiving information and guidance through other than
the physical senses. Logic and the intellect should work hand
in hand and not against each other. To develop and use this
faculty successfully, one should practice and trust the inner
feelings. "Intuition in business," is the wave of
the future. Many businesses, both large and small, have started
using intuitive consultants to assist them in achieving success.
Combine your intuitive nature
with your logical thinking. Like everything else, it will take
practice. Keep practicing and trust yourself and soon you will
notice a whole new world of success opening up to you.