Your Intuition Is Your Best Friend

By Cheval John

Photo Courtesy of Stuart Miles

Photo Courtesy of Stuart Miles

When a person is at a crossroads of whether to change careers, start their own company or make a crucial decision that can change the direction of their business, they always make sure to check the facts and look for solid information.

They understand that if they make the wrong decision, it could set them back for years.

Even after finding out all the information that can lead to them making the right decision, they are still indecisive on what to do.

One of the additional ways that they can overcome that indecisiveness is to follow their intuition.

Your intuition is one of the best guides that you ever had.

Nine times out of ten, your intuition is always right.

But how do you know whether to decipher if it is your intuition or just another feeling.

The best way to answer this is to practice.

With anything whether it is writing a story, playing a sport, or riding a bike, you always have to practice until you perfect your craft.

Following your intuition is the same thing.

Once you perfect the process of recognizing your intuition, then you are really setting yourself up for success.

I can say that I had two instances where following my intuition led me to working for a chain of coffee shops and the time when not following my intuition led to me spending about three hours in getting home.

I was planning on going to downtown Houston on Tuesday a couple weeks ago.

I had felt that my intuition “saying” not to go that Tuesday.

That Tuesday, it ended up raining like crazy.

Then I felt that I needed to be in downtown Houston that very Thursday.

So I decided to go on Thursday.

The only problem was that my truck was not working for me to get to the Park and Ride which was a couple of blocks away.

So I decided to walk to the Park and Ride station and then took the bus to downtown.

When I arrived, I went to the coffee shop and then I asked if they were hiring just to make sure that they were hiring (which they were because I saw the sign that they were hiring).

I applied for employment with the company and was hired a couple of hours later.

I was told that I would start the very next Monday.

That week was part of the training week because I was learning about the different types of coffee.

Then I was told to come to work the closing shift.

At that time, I was thinking of whether to drive my truck, which was working again, or take the bus to downtown.

I was driving towards the light and decided at the last moment to park my truck at the station and take the bus.

I felt that I had made the wrong decision.

As I was leaving work, I realized that I had missed the bus that would have taken me to the park and ride station.

I had to take the other bus towards the 1960 area and then waiting on the next bus towards the station.

From there, I walked about 40 minutes before arriving at the station.

After that, I drove home.

In that moment, I realized that I should have followed my intuition and driven my truck to downtown for work because I found out later that I could have parked my truck in the property where the coffee shop is located in.

Hopefully anyone who is reading this will practice following their intuition.

Once they master recognizing their intuition, they are on the road to success.

About Cheval John

Cheval John is the Founder and CEO of Vallano Media, LLC, a marketing agency which helps small to mid-sized businesses use social media correctly to build a loyal following and in the process become more profitable. Cheval is also the host of "What's The Word?" a podcast about finding out what inspires people to choose their respective careers and how social media impacted their lives and business. He is the author of two books including the Amazon Best-Seller, "8 Lessons Every Podcaster Needs To Learn." He has spoken at Social Media Week Lima in Ohio and at Social Media Day Houston 2017 about topics around live streaming and podcasting. Cheval has been featured in media outlets like Ebony Magazine and was named a Houston Top 25 Social Media Power Influencer in 2016 and 2017.

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