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42. Tapping Into Intuitive Leadership for Increased Productivity and Focus

10 April, 2019
The Bean Ninjas Podcast
The Bean Ninjas Podcast
42. Tapping Into Intuitive Leadership for Increased Productivity and Focus

Want to increase productivity and focus at work? It’s time to harness your intuitive leadership!

In Episode 38 of the Bean Ninjas Podcast, Michaela Light helps us connect to our intuition, and asks “What Would It Take to create the results we actually want?”

Michaela Light, the founder of Intuitive Leadership Mastery, is a transformational coach and author of books “Intuitive Leadership Mastery” and “What Would It Take?”.

Michaela helps CEOs dramatically increase their business intuition so that they can grow their business faster with less stress.

Michaela has also been running her first business TeraTech for over 30 years.

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The relationship between intuition and business sense

In the following video, Current Apple CEO Tim Cook shares his experience with intuition, and how it led him to take a job at Apple (when his rationale brain was telling him otherwise). Take a look:

Michaela believes that leaders who use their intuition more will make less stupid decisions that hurt other people or the planet.

Developing intuitive skill

In his Psychology Today post titled What Is Intuition, And How Do We Use It?, author Francis P. Cholle shares:

“As a culture, we have learned to believe that rationality is what should prevail when making decisions about anything from crucial business mergers to what to eat for lunch. But what of that “inner voice“, that gut feeling, that little something instinctual from within that tells us how we feel beneath those layers of logic?”

In business and our day to day lives, we are programmed to think rationally. We create endless to-do lists, goals and deadlines.

So why then do so many leaders and entrepreneurs struggle with achieving their goals?

Often times it comes down to making decisions and doing things that are not in alignment with who we are (or who we want to become).

So developing your intuitive muscle can go a long way to helping you make better decisions in business and in life.

“For me, intuition is just like a muscle. The more we use it and work it, the more we exercise it, the stronger it’s going to be.” – Chris Reynolds

That’s all great, but where do you go if you want to improve your intuitive leadership?

Thankfully, coaches like Michaela are here to help!

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3 Ways to Develop Intuitive Leadership and Intuitive Decision Making

Whilst there are multiple ways to develop intuition, here are three that you can get started with.

#1 Use the WWIT (What Would It Take)? method

Michaela’s WWIT is an intuitive tool used to help you access your business intuition and help you succeed.

As Michaela explains:

“First, we clearly define the problem.

I want to succeed.

Next, we ask the WWIT question.

What Would It Take for me to succeed?

Sounds simple enough. But, where do you receive the answer? Well, that’s where your intuition comes in to play. You will hear and feel what your inner self has to say. Take those answers and break it down even further to achieve a higher degree of clarity.”

Michaela Light
In the video below you can see Michaela putting this into action with her client.

#2 Hire an intuitive coach

Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying:

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

This is another way of saying, “what got you here, won’t get you there (where you want to go)”

Oftentimes it’s more effective to work with another person in order to identify the root cause of any presenting problems in your life or business.

That’s where an intuitive business coach can be helpful.

Here is Michaela working with a client on overcoming some money blocks.

#3 Spend time alone (in nature if possible)

When we are constantly surrounded by people, the never-ending noise of social media, and external messages – it’s extremely hard to hear our inner voice.

So taking a break, and scheduling time to disconnect from people and the online world, and get into nature is a powerful way to center yourself.

You can also try meditation, yoga, gardening or any mindfulness practice.

Related  Reading: 10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently

Listen in to learn more about intuitive leadership:

Michaela Light joins us from Cusco, Peru to discuss:

  • What her current revenue streams and businesses are
  • Who is on her team
  • How to harness intuition to make better business decisions
  • What does a typical day look like?
  • How Michaela decides on locations to base herself
  • Her book Intuitive Leadership Mastery
  • Sales and marketing tactics

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