GUT: How To Think From The Middle To Get To The Top
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If you want to score extreme business success, it’s important to recognize the big difference between being knowledgeable versus being wise.
A knowledgeable person gathers vast amounts of information – then memorizes, number crunches and reports.
A knowledgeable person values knowing and showing book smarts—but doesn’t value gut smarts and street smarts.
In contrast, a wise person not only recognizes the importance of gathering information – but goes one step beyond. A wise person also merges their knowledge with gut instincts – thereby thinking from both sides of their brain!
Throughout the pages of this book, I’ll be teaching you how to be wise—and think from both sides of your brain – so you can double your present success levels.
As a turn-around coach, I prioritize teaching my clients how to better improve their intuition for many reasons—the top three being:
- The world has sped up. Learning how to better trust your gut helps you make wiser quick decisions.
- The world has become more cluttered. Leaning to trust your gut helps you to wisely narrow your focus on the most relevant facts to act on.
- The world relies too much on focus groups. Learning to trust your gut helps you make sure these meetings don’t turn into de-focus groups.
Right now I want you to think about one of your worst “WHAT WAS I THINKING?” business blunders.
Got it? Be honest with yourself. Did you know in your gut what you should have done—but you didn’t listen to your instincts? If so, why not?
Was it because you were:
- overthinking an inevitable abundance of information until you were completely overwhelmed?
- under-thinking a voluminous amount of information by letting others sway your views, relying on experts, colleagues and focus groups?
Either way, you weren’t:
- fully thinking with all of your brain.
You must include intuition as a valid form of perception that can take you beyond your regular linear-logic capabilities.
When you don’t trust your gut – and choose to over-think or under-think – you wind up being wrongly influenced by some combination of:
(e) overreliance on others
(f) overreliance on linear thinking
(g) overreliance on number crunching
Which is too bad, because many of the wisest business decisions only come when you wisely trust your gut and thereby have:
1. the intuitive courage to go against status quo and group opinion
2. the intuitive foresight to see a new market even before it’s obviously emerged
3. the intuitive trust in yourself to try a hitherto untried opportunity
4. the intuitive ability to tap into a client’s most relevant priorities/needs/values—before they become a client’s biggest problems
5. an intuitive strong sense for what your highest priorities/needs/values may be
In my own writing career—and when I am coaching individuals and corporations on how to better increase productivity and innovation—I always make it a priority to spend time listening to the gut.
Indeed, I’ve gotten so adept at rapidly “sensing” things that people are always teasingly call me psychic. I immediately correct them, explaining I don’t have ESP (extrasensory perception). I just know how to tap into my SP (sensory perception).
FACT: Intuition is not about seeing into the future. It’s about seeing into the present.
FACT: Being more in the NOW = being more in the KNOW.
With the help of this book, I will teach you how to be more in “in the now” so you can better use your gut!
I’ve already given all these gut-building techniques to the individuals and corporations that I coach one-on-one and in my seminars—so I know from consistent feedback just how highly effective these techniques are for honing your gut instincts to incredibly high levels.
Indeed, these gut-building techniques have worked so exceptionally well with my clients that it was actually my clients who encouraged me to write this book. These tried-and-true techniques will hopefully encourage more people to believe more in the potent powers of trusting the wisdom of the gut!
I promise you that if you follow my gut-building techniques you too will reap the following rewards:
1. recognize a winner business idea from a loser business idea
2. recognize the good guys from the bad guys
3. recognize how to motivate people better
4. recognize what you should/shouldn’t reveal in a meeting
5. recognize the difference between “overanalyzing” and “wisely analyzing”
6. become your own favorite expert opinion
7. experience more synchronicity… lucky coincidences
8. stop wasting time and energy on inappropriate thoughts and actions
9. increase creativity and imagination
10. increase confidence in risk-taking
11. resolve complicated situations in a quicker, more inspired manner
12. distinguish intuition from the urge to act from fear, doubt, desire
IN SUMMARY: Psychologists call people who are in unusually close contact with their gut feelings “high intuitives.” If you use the techniques I offer to hone and harness your gut, you too can become a high intuitive—and thereby achieve a higher level of success.
SOME PRAISE FROM THE PRO’S:
If you’re not happy with what you’re getting, maybe you need a whole new plan. Karen Salmansohn offers you one. Start now! – Seth Godin, NYTimes Best Selling Author, Linchpin
Salmansohn reminds us that in life… we are in charge of our own destiny (…) we have the power to overcome through gratitude, humor and courage. –Anthony Robbins, NY Times Best-selling author, Awaken the Giant Within
Karen packs a library’s worth of proven insights into all she does. For anyone mired in the dumps – or who just wants to live more joyfully – Karen’s for you! – Gretchen Rubin, NYTimes Best Selling Author, The Happiness Project
Karen Salmansohn merges psychology and cutting-edge research with her unique feisty humor to empower you to push through limiting beliefs and zoom towards your goals! She’s a rockstar at igniting your sense of what’s possible, then sharing the tools to get you there.” – Jonathan Fields, entrepreneur + author Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel For Brilliance
Karen is an expert on psychological research studies to help you not only recover from the tough times, but also bounce back to an even higher level than your previous bests. – Tim Ferriss, #1 NYTimes Best Selling Author of The 4-Hour Workweek
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