Knowing What To Do Without Knowing Why

I have found in business that there have been many times when I had to do something that was is the best interest for the business however, I had no idea how I was going to do it.

This is when I had to use my intuition.  It is often difficult to explain intuition because intuition is knowing something yet not knowing how you know it.  It is a feeling inside of you that is telling you about something outside of you.  (Guys this is your gut feelings.)

I recall a time when my husband and I were interviewing employees for our security company.  We both would sit in on interviews to play off each others strengths.  Two different opinions was a good way to screen the perspective employees.  If we both could not be at the interviews we always video taped them so the other could watch.

We interviewed this one perspective employee and he looked really good.  He had certificates from trainings that made him a key candidate for employment.  Everything looked really good to hire him and put him to work right away.

When we were to make the decision I said “No I don’t want to hire him”.  My husband questioned my judgement.  “Why not” he asked, “I am not sure yet but something is telling me to not hire this guy”.  After some discussion we decided to hold off for just a little.  This gave me some time so I could figured out what was bothering me about hiring this particular skilled candidate.

Two days later we were reading the news paper when we came across an article about a guy who was arrested for kidnapping his girlfriend and putting her in the trunk of his car.  Yep you guessed it, It was our interview that I would not hire.  I knew what to do but did not know why.

From that point on my husband has always trusted my intuition.  If I said no and was not sure why, he has backed down to see what may be the outcome.  I also had to learn to trust that instinct in myself.  If I had ignored my intuition we may have hired him to be out protecting people that he may have harmed.  You have to know when to listen to that feeling in you even if you do not know how the outcome will be.

I have been asked to do business with people and my intuition said to stay back.  I have been blessed enough that when I turn someone down for not feeling ok with it, God has provided another opportunity that has worked out better.  I have worked for organizations and then a time came where my intuition told me to let go of the job or client.  I have resisted and when I have let go evidence has come that showed me I knew what to do without knowing how it was going to turn out.

Have you ever noticed your intuition driving you to a different decision?   What do you do about it?

The next time you need to make a decision will you be willing to listen first to your intuition?

Bottom line is you know what is happening in your life.  You know your values and visions for your life and for your business.  Are you honoring those?

Listen to what is going on and ask yourself some questions to get more information.  It may be something you just need a bit more information on to make the right decision.  It might be checking in with your core values and then making the choice.  I remember when someone once said “Kimberley, you know the right decision and you only ask for advice when you don’t like the answer”.  We often know what to do, we just may need some skill or experience to learn how to do what is best for our life and our business.

Listening to your heart , your intuition and knowing your skills will keep you going when the tough times surface.  You often will know what to do without knowing why or how to get it done.  If you are persistent and committed you will find the right answers for you.

Kimberley Borgens on the journey to my successful businesses :)

“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery.  There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you, and you don’t know how or why.”  ~ Albert Einstein

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