Sound about right?
Yes, it’s lonely and scary in this realm of uncertainty.
Sometimes you almost wish you had a regular job where someone else could just tell you what to do… almost.
Mentors and great resources are helpful. Rational thinking is helpful. Asking your tribe for advice is helpful. BUT those things will only take you so far. What sets most successful independent’s apart is the ability to connect with their own sense of inner purpose, and that is something that resides in the gut or the heart, not the mind.
So here’s the good news:
Whatever question you might be struggling with at any given time in your work or life, you actually already have the seed of the answer. You just have to learn to nourish it.
Intuition is a powerful force we all have access to, and learning how to tap into it will make everything in life flow easier. It’s there, energetically, pulling you towards the right thing if you can silence the onslaught of thoughts long enough to stop resisting and just listen.
So how can you use your intuition to make good decisions?
If you follow this simple process consistently, you will see major shifts in your decision-making. Seriously.
1. Ask yourself clear questions, repeatedly.
Phrase the question to yourself in a really simple way, such as:
- Should I launch a business?
- What is my purpose?
- Who is my ideal client?
This can be used for personal questions too…
- Who is my soulmate?
- Is this the right house?
- Should I move across the country?
Once you’ve got your question, ask it in your mind multiple times a day, and especially as you’re falling asleep at night. Allow the question to penetrate your subconscious mind.
2. Follow hunches.
Listen up, because this is really important:
the answer is not going to come in an obvious way.
You’re not going to get an email from intuition.com with subject line: Here’s what you should do! You have to also take steps forward in real life and be on the lookout for guide posts leading you towards the answer. That’s just how the universe works my friends.
This is where synchronicity comes in, and the right step forward will arise slowly in the form of gentle hunches.
It will be curiosity about some article you see online, an invitation to an event you instantly want to say yes to, or the desire to follow up with a friend of a friend who has some experience in the thing you’re unsure about. FOLLOW those hunches, do the things! One thing will lead to another and you will get or learn exactly what you need to make progress somehow, often in totally unexpected ways.