Chapter 9

Tuning In to Your Instinct and Intuition

Are you using your instinct and intuition to survive…or to thrive? For survival, we've been given the fight-or-flight instinct. It was necessary back in the caveman days if we wanted to stay alive and not get eaten by a lion or some other big scary creature. Now we don't have the same need in daily life to use this instinctual fight-or-flight response for personal survival, but to survive in business, it's still a dog-eat-dog world. One day you're doing great, and the next day you might be teetering on the brink of disaster. Do you choose between “fight or flee”? Or is there a third option? Could you possibly use your intuition and your instincts to thrive, to summon the very best from yourself, to achieve at levels that only a superhero could imagine?

As you know, I hold no medical or scientific degrees, or any college degrees, for that matter, but my life is living proof that there is indeed a higher power that you can tap into to guide your decisions and lead you to success. I've learned over the years to trust my instincts and intuition. My strategy has been to gather as much information as I can, within a reasonable time, and then let my brain incubate on the concept or situation. Every time that I was blessed with a strong intuition and followed it, everything worked out okay. The times when I went against my intuition usually didn't end up as well.

Developing your intuition is a true superpower. In 1980, I packed up everything ...

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