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Old 15th August 2008, 01:50 AM   #11
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Hi, this is a follow-up. I would like to add some point here.

Business should not rely on our instincts. We need facts. Could anyone say or prove- that you had an instinct your business will succeed or fail? Of course, at start you have to feel good and say that you really feel your business will succeed. But what if it's the other way around. Could you ask your instincts how to recover from such failure?

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Old 20th August 2008, 06:56 PM   #12
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There are two types of intuitive decision making. The first is when we experience a 'gut-feeling' about something we know little about. 'This is interesting', 'this is exciting' maybe. And we start looking at it deeper. We could jump in straight away, but in most cases usually our first instinct is to find out just a little bit more before we jump.

Like these forums - there are many posts here from people who feel have a good idea, but are looking for a little bit more information before they plunge.

The second type of intuitive decision making isn't as intuitive as you think, it is actually based on fact, facts that you've learnt from practice and experience, info that is so part of your subconscious that your mind does it without conscious thought. This is the intuition that drives many a good business decision, and life decision.

Many of the business people that value their intuition have built over the years, through trial and error, such a store of knowledge, that they instinctively have a feel for what might work. It feels like pure intuition but it's based on lots of technical skill that they have forgotten they even have.

Think of it in terms of a pianist. When a pianist starts they make mistakes, they concentrate on how their fingers move to produce the right notes, their concentration is less on the actual music and more on what they are doing. The pianist then gets to a stage where they don't think about their fingers at all. They concentrate only on the music.

The more accomplished we become at a skill, the more knowledge we acquire, the more we are able to make decisions based on the facts we have learnt through practical practice. It feels like intuition, and gut-feeling, and it is. But it is based on what we know, from what we've learnt.

We'll make mistakes, sure. But facts, in terms of numbers and statistics, and so-called truths, don't guarantee success. When we try something, for good or bad, we learn more about our subject, and our ability to make good intuitive decisions increases.

If we make a decision that drops us in a hole; make another decision - make an adjustment, a change. We can always change our minds and make another choice.

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Old 21st August 2008, 02:02 AM   #13
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Hi Kerry,

You're right. We always have the option to change our decision. After all, CHANGE is constant in this world.

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Old 24th August 2008, 11:53 AM   #14
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It's so great to see a discussion on this topic.. it's one that's near and dear to my heart. I believe that each of us creates the circumstances of our lives through our thoughts, beliefs and emotion; in other words, what you focus your attention on grows in your experience. I think our intuitive actions and hunches come out of our intentions on what we want in our lives. If you have a desire to have or do or be a certain thing or way, that desire attracts the "nudges" or circumstances you need to get to where you want to be. Intuition is your inner self saying yea, do that, if you want to get there.. So I think the trick to a strong intuition is to set your intentions about what you want, and listen to the nudges that come your way..

I wake up each day, and the first thing I do is meditate on what I want to see happen in my life. I visualize a huge energy channel going out and I send my thoughts and desire and the especially the positive emotion of expecting good things into it.. I visualize sending these desires out into the Universe and I ASK for what I want. And I'm telling you, it WORKS. Here's an example from my life: I meditated on the concept of "Show me a better way to live" every day for almost a year. I also meditated on the concept of finding a good man whom I could love, and who would love me. And the results were spectacular. I met a wonderful man who already lived the better way I wanted to live. We fell in love, and I have changed my life from a cramped townhouse in a crowded city, working for a place that was just no fun, to a life lived with my sweetie in the peaceful, calm country with a garden, and a business of my own. I have no mortgage to pay, no debt at all, and I believe the actions I took to get me here got an extra boost of luck, intersection or whatever from the daily meditations I do. If you really want to delve into this concept of creating your own reality, I suggest starting with the following books: Seth Speaks, by Jane Roberts, Illusions by Richard Bach, The Law of Attraction by Jerry and Esther Hicks.


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Old 24th August 2008, 11:52 PM   #15
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Hi Ellen, Thanks for sharing those views here. I really like this thread. I learned a lot from the discussion. Meditating every morning is quite inspiring. Let me try that too.

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Old 25th August 2008, 11:06 AM   #16
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Ellen and Kerry, I couldn't agree with you more. Kerry brings up a good point, too. Intuition includes facts. As Kerry states, these are tiny tid-bits that you've stored up over time through learning experiences. These ARE YOUR facts.

And the power of intention here comes into play as well. Every intention that you have shoots powerful bursts of energy into your surroundings - and eventually that energy manifests itself and makes your intention become your reality. You can literally "place" your intentions upon someone or something.

"Be careful what you wish for." Don't let your fears become your intentions. Otherwise, they just might come true.

If your thoughts remain pure and positive in nature, I do believe that your reality will manifest itself as such and follow suit. So, I say again, "Be careful what you wish for."

I just read a scientific article this weekend that backs up the theory of "gut instincts" due to the fact that your intestines (your guts) have more nerve receptors and nervous systems connections running through them than your spinal cord does. Additionally, it's interesting to note that your skin has these tiny receptors as well. So when your gut starts twisting or your skin starts crawling - it's actually all of these tiny receptors firing warnings to you.

You really ought to listen . . .

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Old 8th September 2008, 07:19 AM   #17
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Ellen and Kerry, I couldn't agree with you more. Kerry brings up a good point, too. Intuition includes facts. As Kerry states, these are tiny tid-bits that you've stored up over time through learning experiences. These ARE YOUR facts.

And the power of intention here comes into play as well. Every intention that you have shoots powerful bursts of energy into your surroundings - and eventually that energy manifests itself and makes your intention become your reality. You can literally "place" your intentions upon someone or something.

"Be careful what you wish for." Don't let your fears become your intentions. Otherwise, they just might come true.

If your thoughts remain pure and positive in nature, I do believe that your reality will manifest itself as such and follow suit. So, I say again, "Be careful what you wish for."

I just read a scientific article this weekend that backs up the theory of "gut instincts" due to the fact that your intestines (your guts) have more nerve receptors and nervous systems connections running through them than your spinal cord does. Additionally, it's interesting to note that your skin has these tiny receptors as well. So when your gut starts twisting or your skin starts crawling - it's actually all of these tiny receptors firing warnings to you.

You really ought to listen . . .

Wow. Scientific resource for gut instincts. Another key point learned. Thanks.

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Old 10th October 2008, 06:38 PM   #18
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There definitely is a place for LOA in business!
Let's face it...in the crisis times we are in now we need to look for the positives in our day!

I like what Zig Ziglar says....you can use positive thinking to become anything you want within reason....you're not going to "positive think" yourself into being a brain surgeon! (unless you already are one!)
But you can become a better YOU by using proper LOA principles.

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"But you can become a better YOU by using proper LOA principles."
Absolutely, Mike! Nothing but good can come from self-awareness and focused intention . . .it's a win-win situation.

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