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trust your instinctsIf you are trying to make a tough decision in business you often need to go by your gut instincts – this applies to those starting-up as well as more established enterprises.

Countless decisions are made by us in our every-day lives as well as in our business environment in order to move towards our goals.

However, accessing all our decisions and choices is often fraught with worry and indecision because of money, assets as well as often having our reputations on the line. We become so overwhelmed with making the “right” choices that we so often tend to abandon our dreams.

The reality is that while there is rarely an absolute right solution, more often than not your intuition tips the set of scales towards the best decisions and choices that are made.

Trusting your gut instincts often makes sense, ensuring winning strategies that work for you while starting up your business.

Successful decisions (and not procrastinators) realise victory which is only achieved by taking a series of actions, with a common goal to create a path that is most likely to produce the anticipated outcome.

Entrepreneurs continue to learn and to adjust their objectives while moving forward, regardless of the trials ahead.

What you need to do in order to awaken and strengthen your natural instincts:

  • State your anticipated result – lucidity is extremely simple to find when you look for it. When a challenge pops up, directly focus on the solution. Basing your assessment on a clear conclusion will permit you to apply your instinct with the same ease you would if your valuation were based on hard facts.
  • Listen to your inner voice – Take a deep breath and clear your mind of everything else. Know that no matter what the situation you have the ability to make judgements and choices by carefully analysing each option based on the resources and information that you already have available. Next select the solution that is most likely to have results and then implement it.
  • Don’t be afraid of taking the bull by the horns – identify the action you can take immediately to kick-start your actions, even if you are unsure.

Once a decision in taken there is little use having post mortems – worrying about negative outcomes is counter-productive and lessens your ability to trust your instincts. Remember that surprises can and will occur.

Developing your gut instinct as a start-up is no different to learning a brand new skill – the more you put this into practice, the more proficient you will become.

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