In my workshops I give my students and clients some of the benefits of using intuitive skills in the workplace. I received these from my teachers and through personal experience. The general benefits are:
- With more and complete information, one can make better decisions.
- Use of intuitive skills enables us to get beyond the surface, and in turn, influences
how we relate, communicate, and respond to others.
- The use of intuitive skills enables one to anticipate and prepare for change.
- Intuitive skill provide access to one’s own genius. (We only use about 10% of our
brains. We need to use more)
- Intuitive skills provide access to other information that is useful. (Like a
computer, unless you know how to access information using the hardware
available to you, you are unable to obtain it readily and derive the benefits from
quick and easy retrieval, which is possible.)
- Any advantage or skill that could make your job easier is a good thing!
I have had people from many areas of the working world in my workshops. These include teachers, medical professionals, lawyers, social services individuals, contractors, office administrators, insurance professionals, engineers, and ministers, just to name a few. I have also worked with another attorney in assisting a non-profit corporation in building team and work relations and selecting and prioritizing projects. All of these individuals learned how to tailor their intuitive skills to their working life to their benefit, their colleagues’ benefit, and the benefit of the people who were the object of their services.
The examples of how my clients and students used their intuitive skills are numerous. For example, I had one client that was and still is a contractor. He is a very physical individual. As it turns out, he receives intuitive information by having the hairs on his arm and the back of his neck stand up. This is a very physical way for him to distinguish when he is receiving valid intuitive information from other forms of information. He decided at the conclusion of the class that this would be helpful in deciding with whom he should partner in strategic partnering arrangements and who he should avoid. The medical professionals with whom I work almost always use their intuitive skills in the practicing of their profession. In fact, most find out that they have been using these skills all along, but not on a conscious level and not on demand. The lawyers found many uses for intuitive skills. For myself, I have used them quite successfully in dealing with witnesses, finding areas that I should look into much more quickly (thereby saving me time in researching), scheduling (knowing when something is likely to cancel and having a back up plan when possible), hiring, uncovering someone’s hidden agenda (it is not necessary to be in the board room to uncover what is generally going on), problems with employees who do not articulate what is going on in their lives but who demonstrate that there is something wrong, and knowing when I am going to have a conflict or confrontation with someone.
Some things cannot be avoided or prevented, but even in these instances I find that it is always better if I am emotionally prepared. Intuitive skills are also very useful in counseling people. Many times it is useful and relevant to be able to assess the individual’s emotional state. This helps the person counseling to determine which path to take and how to communicate with the individual so that communication is the most effective. The use of intuitive skills is certainly beneficial in the receipt of helpful warnings. For example, if you had a warning that your computer was going to quit on you (for those that use computers) or that it is likely that you were going to experience technical problems on a particular day, wouldn’t this be helpful in taking precautions, just in case? Another way I found intuitive information useful is in balancing one’s work and personal life. For example, arranging to take time off when you intuitively feel that your family was going to need you at home for some reason unknown to you at the time. Lastly, there is the creative aspect. I have used this when I was trying to come up with a creative solution to a problem. I and others have used this quite successfully, to come up with a new idea when needed.