Do you listen to your gut when you choose who to work with?
I do (most of the time).
The “most of the time” part is connected to the times partnerships turn tricky or not as pleasant as they should have been.
Listening to your gut might sound a little fluffy, but in my opinion that is one of the strongest tools for guidance you have. If you are not sure what I’m talking about, or maybe not relying on it so much, it can be hard to “hear” your intuition. But the more you pay attention and follow it, the better choices you will make.
Listening to your gut isn’t the brain analyzing, it’s nonlinear knowledge. It is like a second kind of intelligence, and you want to use both.
So, if you are more the analytical kind, no fret, your intuition is something you can train. Our intuition is activated by messages from the right side of the brain, and all of us have one of those.
Here are a few things you can do to train your intuition when you are partnering up with somebody. Ask yourself:
“Does this person make me feel uncomfortable, or do they make me feel excited and at ease?”
Pay attention to the energy this person gives you:
“Do I feel drained or energized?”
Then a general practice; go out in nature (or just walk around the block) or mediate.
As you take a moment to slow down practice listening to your intuition, hearing your thoughts, and being conscious about the decisions you make.
The thing is, if you train your intuition and get better at picking partners not only will you be more happy working together, but your client will also enjoy the project more.
Being conscious about picking clients is also something that is a big part of your brand.
It is important to be honest with who we want work with and who we do not and consider the gut feeling when making this decision. When you are honest and trusting of your intuition the connection and honesty will correlate to your brand voice and message
I’m sure you have worked with someone who did not align with your values.
Why? Well, maybe because it paid well, you wanted be kind, or you had availability.
I have certainly worked with someone who I did not see eye-to-eye with and at the beginning of building a business that is what you must do to learn who fits and who doesn’t.
It is important to pay attention during these times, not only to learn who you want to work with but also to train your gut instinct.