Trust Your Intuition

Most of us business people have great ideas from time to time. The typical response to our good ideas is to seek lots of affirmation.

In the pursuit of affirmation, business people reach out to their friends to get feedback. There are two big problems with this.

First, your friends don’t understand your business very well and their feedback will have limited to no value. In fact, their feedback could send you in the wrong direction.

Second, though subconscious, many of your friends really don’t want you to be so successful that you could buy a bigger home or pull into your driveway with a new Mercedes. Most people have fragile egos and their response to your great idea may be heavily influenced, subconsciously by their fragile ego. 

There are only two sources to really trust when seeking feedback.

First, trust your intuition. Most people think they only have 5 physical senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. You also have perception senses including intuition, peace, foresight, trust and empathy.  Practice using your perception senses. The key to “hearing your perception senses” is to quiet all the other physical senses and listen to your “inner voice.” For some, this may be prayer. For others, it may be meditation. The key isn’t what you call it, the key is to be still and listen.

Second, trust people far more successful than you. Successful people will not have their ego threatened by your potential success. In fact, their ego will be well served if their advice helps make you more successful.

You know yourself the best. You know your idea the best. Trust your intuition.

About The Author

Greg Muzzillo started Proforma as an industry distributor in 1978. The company grew quickly and in the early 1980s Proforma was recognized for three consecutive years on Inc. magazine’s list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in North America. In the late 1980’s Proforma introduced its membership program to empower distributors to retain their business ownership and independence, and to share in sales and marketing resources, purchasing power with industry suppliers, one back office including all billing, accounting, vendor payments, cash flow, computer systems and more. Today Proforma has over 600 Members and is the $500 Million leader in the Promotional Products and Print Industry. Proforma’s record breaking success includes having 18 of its Affiliates named to Inc. Magazine’s 2020 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies and 193 Affiliates achieving its Million/Multi-Million Dollar Club with sales up to $38 million.