Business, Lifestyle

Making decisions from the gut

July 15, 2015

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. – Albert Einstein

Ah decisions, decisions. I used to be one of those people. You know, who I’m talking about. The sort of gal with a spreadsheet of pros and cons for EVERYthing. I’d weigh up every teeny choice and make it all way more complicated than it needed to be.

*Whispers* I’ll let you in on a little secret: Sometimes, I’d even opt out of making any decision for fear of making the wrong choice.

Then I realised something pretty damn awesome: My body could make the choices for me. And it could make better decisions than I ever could. Even those really tricky, hard-to-make ones that used to wake me up in the night.

I stopped trying to use my brain, and instead started to trust my gut. It spoke to me. Quietly at first. But the more I paid attention to it, the more it became a massive, shouty-but-tuneful voice that told me everything I needed to know. Listening to it became so easy. Decision-making became a breeze. I ditched the lists and spreadsheets and started gliding into intuitively guided business decisions and having fun again.

Giving myself too much time and space just made me indecisive. Now I pause and take a breath. Then I trust my body to pull me towards the choice that will take me further on my journey.

If I need a quick answer, I resort to my crystal pendulum – my sub-conscious really does know everything.

There are no wrong decisions, only different paths. I like to let my gut be my navigator.

How do you make decisions? Are you a list-fiend, or do you prefer to let yourself be guided by your intuition?



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About Me

I’d like to think that this blog isn’t just about me tapping words out into the Internet. I hope it’s the start of a conversation between us, because if you’re here we are probably on a similar journey.

Maybe like me, you are passionate about expanding your business and career on your own terms by including your partners, kids, families and friends on the journey with you.

I’m Michelle Carden, married to Craig, Mum to Ethan, Step-Mum to Drew & Alex and Founder and CEO of digital appliance company – CUSP. Behind the scenes at CUSP we’re creating the kitchen of the future starting with our first smart appliance evie (can’t wait to share with you!)

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