‘’If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough’’- Mario Andretti.
There’s another kind of ‘fast’. It’s your intuition. It’s scary to let go and trust it but what if this is the key to happiness and success in the business world?
We all know over thinking and fear, but only a few know how to trust the quiet voice within. This voice is calm, compassionate and speaks the truth. Intuition is more powerful than logic, but it takes courage and practise to trust it and let it guide us on our career path. When we trust it, suddenly magic happens. We become magnets for new connections, ideas and opportunities. Intuition is an essential leadership tool. It takes us to new heights in the business world and gives us advantage. It helps us to smoothly operate a complex world of decision making and stop over thinking. Good leaders learn how to trust their intuition not just logic. In fact, they combine the two which makes them unstoppable.
Many of us are familiar with Steve Jobs’, co-founder of Apple Inc, awe-inspiring Stanford speech and the lessons he imparted to us from his legendary career and life-changing experiences. He said: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
How does it relate to the job hunt? While writing your cover letter or tailoring your CV be bold, be unique, be you. Allow your intuition to guide you to expressing yourself. Nobody pays attention to a copycat who doesn’t have a unique vibe. If you follow your creative hunches, boldly step out and do it your own way you win. If you need help with crafting a compelling CV/ Resume that gets you the job interviews you want please get in touch.
During a job interview, listen to your gut feeling. It’s your chance to assess your potential employers and the company. If it feels wrong, it probably is. Your intuition is warning you that this environment may not be the best fit for you and you should stay away. If it feels right, great! It means it’s a match. I’m sure you’ve felt those intuitive nudges before. The question is how often have you trusted them? And those times you didn’t, what price did you pay—professionally, personally, financially or physically?
In your professional life your intuition will help you to know who to trust and who to steer away from. It’s priceless. One bad egg can do a lot of damage. It can literally poison the company and push away customers, with your gut instinct on point this will never happen. Your inner radar will simply warn you before any contracts are signed or commitments made.
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? Have in mind that equal amount of strategy and gut instinct is the key. This is a winning combination.
If you’re looking for a career change, executive career coaching is something that will help to get in tune with your passion, goals and reveal new options for your career. As specialists in executive career coaching and executive outplacement, we will help to get clarity and with clarity you’ll be able to use your intuition as a trampoline to reach new career heights.