“Don't go against your inner knowing. Just don't. Trust yourself.” Maria Erving
It's hard to imagine that a leader would base a decision on their gut feeling, especially when it affects thousands of people. Most of us like to mull over a big decision. We don't want to make the wrong decision, so we seek out another opinion, or some other type of validation for our actions.
Our intuition is constantly picking up subtle cues about something being on or off. But often we ignore the cues due to bias or emotion. And this can cost us in mammoth regards, on every level. However, in order to become a smart and savvy small business owner, you must learn to navigate your gut, because it never lies.
Don't immediately call someone else for confirmation
Listen more than you talk
Know yourself, and what you are trying to do
Don't follow the crowd, go with your gut
Do things face-to-face to narrow in on that nagging feeling
When people show you who they are believe them
No peace, No go
Follow your purpose, it will align you with what's right
Stay in the now, this will be more effective than worrying about what is next
Trust your experience, it will speak for you when you lose focus.