All successful business owners have these 2 things in common; they are strategic and instinctive.
They are biz savvy. They know all the things you need to know to run a successful business.
They know how to leverage, how to use social media, how to create and build audiences, how to be engaging, and how to successfully sell services and products.
However, all successful business people know that without their instincts, they would never be successful. All their business knowledge would never lead to success.
That is because successful business people rely on their intuition just as much as their business know how. They trust and follow those inner hunches and gut feelings that tell them to drop a project if it no longer “feels right,” and persist with a project even if it seems to be facing all insurmountable odds.
They know, at the end of the day, instinct always trumps strategy, because instinct makes you aware of the unforeseen, and guides you how to prevent or triumph over it.
Successful people also rely on their instinct because they know that the market rewards innovation, authenticity and individuality. They know that they have to follow their intuition and creative hunches and boldly step out and do it their own way, because nobody pays attention to a copycat or just “another marketing/self-help/coach/expert” that doesn’t have an unique vibe.
Vitality and freshness are found within businesses that do things their own way, and this is magnetic. It draws crowds because it’s daringly different.
Successful people rely on their own unique vibe to get their message heard and spread.
All successful people are, first and foremost, visionaries and pioneers, and visionaries and pioneers ALWAYS use an equal balance of strategy and instinct.
Here’s how to become successful…
1. Sync your right and left hand brain hemispheres.
Meditation is the easiest way to do this, and there is nothing woo-woo or spiritual about this. Meditation not only quiets the mind and creates more inner clarity and calm, it also balances the right and left hand brain hemispheres, so that you can use both your strategy and instinct.
2. Listen to your intuition.
Initially, you may find it hard to listen to and follow your instinct. Most people have stopped paying attention to their intuition, but if you listen very carefully and are willing to turn inwards and pay attention, you’ll find that your intuition is there, waiting to guide you.
3. Listen to your inner hunches.
Make sure to ALWAYS pay attention to your gut feeling about something. Even if it seems “logically” sane, if your instinct is screaming “no!”, it’s trying to tell you that there is an unforeseen factor that is going to make this NOT work for you.
Start following your instinct, and get into the habit of checking in with yourself. Ask yourself regularly, does this feel right? Does this feel wrong?
Open and free feelings mean, you’re on the right track. Closed and icky feelings mean, you’re not on the right track.
Your intuition is always waiting to help you get on track with your biz. Start to work with it, and then you’re well on your way to having a successful business.