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Gut instinct—how to listen to it and recognise the nudges

Updated: Oct 7, 2022


What is gut instinct? Gut instinct is basically your intuition, known as your inner guidance system or your inner tutor. It’s safe to say that your intuition and your gut instinct knows you very well, if not, better than you know yourself. It’s something that I now listen to and trust after ignoring my gut instinct for a long time. I remember feeling the inner tug that something wasn’t right, but still going ahead and making some awful life decisions, despite what my gut instinct was telling me! I now make most of my life and business decisions based on what my gut instinct and intuition is telling me!

When I’m working with coaching clients or the academy members, we talk a lot about following your gut instinct and here’s an example why. I started working with a wonderful lady around three months ago, the reason being is she had a dream of a changing her career. Behind the scenes from where she was working, she had been studying for years. She always wanted to have her own coaching practice, supporting learning and development in companies and organisations. But she stayed where she was, comfortable being uncomfortable. She was playing it safe within her comfort zone. Feeling unfulfilled started to take it’s toll on her relationship with her husband, her children and it began impacting her physical health, as well as mental health. She knew something needed to change, but she wasn’t confident enough to make that change herself. That’s why she reached out for support.

In the first session she joked about wanting to be made redundant because that would be a huge kick up the a** and she would then have to take the action. So we worked on her confidence and her self-belief in particular. We got rid of some deep-rooted blocks with some Time Line Therapy and CBT and she said she could finally see the path ahead of her. “Right, I think I want to start this new career.” She wanted to get a website made, business cards and begin building her brand identity. “I’m going to take a small business loan out to get the ball rolling’.

So we worked on her confidence and her self-belief in particular. We got rid of some deep-rooted blocks with some Time Line Therapy and CBT and she said she could finally see the path ahead of her. “Right, I think I want to start this new career.” She wanted to get a website made, business cards and begin building her brand identity. “I’m going to take a small business loan out to get the ball rolling’. The very next day she got an email to say she was up for Voluntary Redundancy. Was it something that she wanted to do? Her head was like “Oh my go