During my Seminar with female engineers I offered time for an open discussion about the gut-feeling when it comes to decision making. To get the topic started I began with the following:
All our different life-experiences are transferred into emotions and into diffuse body-signals, to be stored in the limbic system of our brain, just to awaken as pictures in immediate decision situations!
BUT ATTENTION: our past is “just” electricity in the brain! It doesn´t say a word about the future….
The defition of intuition is THE BELIEF to know with what we can reckon with and the hope of its point in time-determination. This is tricky!
For more detailed information, I recommend to watch the 2 video clips I filmed for you, both are exclusively about intuition: intuition part 1 and intuition part 2
The following is about HOW intuition “functions”: intuition can work around certain information-gaps and conflicts in the available stored information in our brain. Note, that intuition can be misled if too many of the (old stored) facts are wrong or when some are missing.
Be self-critical and reflect whether your competence is sufficient….
To use intuition during our decision making process really makes sense and it feels effective because intuition navigates us real quick through the unstructured data of our subconsciousness. This forces us to do the homework of our actual situation or topic – so consider your emotional condition: if your resilience level is low due to stress or a bad mood (negative feelings), your subconsciousness will be distorted and the inner voice is gone (emotional condition). The same is valid for strong positive feelings (opposite).
If you are emotionally in balance, if your resilience level is in balance, you´re in the best position to listen to your subconsciousness, use the gut feeling! This is when the inner voice is loud and clear.
But be aware that the intuition probably won´t work 100 % when it comes find the relevant numbers for your job issues. Numbers and facts need to be picked consciously!
Let me know what else is important for you to know, so please leave a comment or ask questions!
BE A DECISION MAKER. BE OUTSTANDING.
rita jaskolla – Leadership Architect