Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

What research says about “trusting your gut” and how women’s brains are optimized for rapid intuitive decision-making

As a business owner, you know just how many tough decisions you are faced with each and every day. It can be exhausting, confusing, and stressful -- especially when you’ve got some skin in the game. 

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again -- the ability to make quick and confident decisions is key in business. It’s certainly not easy, but it’s a very important skill to master if you want to live up to your potential as an entrepreneur. 

Luckily, there are a million different techniques you can use to help you become a better decision-maker, from SWOT diagrams, to mind maps and other analysis tools. But here’s the thing -- it doesn’t have to be that complicated.

In fact, there’s a very simple tool you can use to make tough decisions that’s an excellent alternative to painstaking fact gathering and analysis -- and that’s leaning on your intuition.

I know, I know. That sounds a little woo-woo. But your intuition is a very real thing, and it’s scientifically proven

Don’t believe me? Listen to the episode to find out what researchers say about “trusting your gut” and how women’s brains are actually optimized for rapid intuitive decision-making. You’ll also hear:

  • How to be more aware of your intuition and what it’s telling you
  • The difference between a ‘gut feeling’ and fear
  • Why your gut is referred to as your ‘second brain’ by scientists
  • The exact process I use when I am faced with a tough decision

So if you’re on the fence about listening to this episode, trust your gut and give it a go -- I promise, if you struggle with decisions, you’ll thank me later.

Here’s a glance at this episode...

  • [03:12] How do you make the right decision when the answer isn't always easy? 1. Lean in to your intuition. Intuition is that sense of knowing with the right decision actually is before you even make it. 
  • [05:23] Women's brains are optimized for rabid intuitive decision-making. We can combine our logical mind and intuition. 
  • [06:22] Pay attention to your gut. There are neurotransmitters inside your stomach firing up. Scientists refer to our gut as our second brain. 
  • [07:02] Turn inward. Do a mediation exercise and then journal about it. Make the decision, then pay attention to how you feel and the thoughts that come up.
  • [09:13] If you make a decision, and things don't work out as planned, you get to choose a different path. Don't beat yourself up, just leave the option of choosing a different path open.
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