When we heard personal and executive coach Jeannette Samanen, Ph.D. (of Valley Forge, PA) speak at a luncheon, we were attracted by her statement that "accessing your intuition leads to peak performance."

"Could you tell us more about this connection, Jeannette?" we asked in a subsequent interview for our "Marketing Energizer" ezine.

"Your deeper mind, or your intuition, knows you because it's been with you from the very beginning of your life. It knows what you need, what is right for you. When you can align yourself with that, then you are doing things that meet your needs, match your excellence and competency, and really serve you.

"You are doing what you love, acting on the enthusiasm of what has meaning to you, and reaching the right decisions for you. Those are elements of peak performance."

Intuition is a resource to turn to when you don't want "to work so hard to reach your goals." You may call it "instinct," a "gut feeling" or your "inner knowing."

So we bring intuition front and center to help you see greater business success and more meaning and balance in your life!

Intuition Is At The Cutting Edge For Business Success

"For decades in the business community," Jeannette said, "thinking has been the focus of awareness of what matters for success."

She pointed out that Daniel Goleman's groundbreaking book, "Emotional Intelligence," opened up our awareness of the emotional factors inherent in business success.

"Intuition is really a different way of knowing the world, and it's just beginning to be recognized and validated," she said. "While thinking is oriented towards success, intuition is more connected with larger values."

Everyone Has Intuitive Capabilities

"We all have intuitive capabilities, and many times people use them without even being aware of it," Jeannette said.

"Once they begin to learn to use it, it sells itself because it is so powerful, so efficient, and so effective. And it's such a relief to learn that you don't have to worry over things; you don't have to work so hard to achieve your goals. You can just trust that there is a resource within you that is very wise and sees beyond what you see in your limited view.

"Another tremendous gift of this work is that it provides people with an enormous sense of confidence. Your life will be richer and more on track," Jeannette added. "And you don't have to do it all yourself."

What a relief!

We asked Jeannette, "If this resource is there, why isn't it coming through?"

"That's because we haven't asked," she replied.

So here's how to ask with Jeannette Samanen's...

Five Practical Steps To Tap Into This Creative Resource Now

You can start immediately to draw on this innovative, ingenious, and productive resource.

Step 1: Focus Your Attention

Make sure you are in a quiet place and will not be interrupted. Close the door. Turn off your cell phone. Give yourself time and space.

Then, focus on the issues you are dealing with:

- What challenges are you facing?
- Where is your creativity blocked?
- What decisions are giving you a headache?

Formulate a question around your issues. Jeannette favors broad questions such as:
"What is it that my intuitive mind would like me to know right now that can help me with this issue?" Yes or no questions are limiting.

It's possible, as Jeannette said, "That even asking for yes or no is premature. You want to create the opportunity for your deeper mind to bring to your awareness aspects of the situation you might not have thought of."

Step 2: Clear Away Any Mind Chatter And Relax

"Do whatever you need to do to calm your mind. Be sure your body is well supported. You can close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to enter into a meditative state. It's very important to get rid of the voice of judgment and of any distractions."

Step 3: Ask Your Question And Wait For An Answer

This is the time for asking the question you formulated in step one. The crucial thing here is to allow your thinking mind to remain still and wait patiently for an awareness to come.

Step 4: Receive The Awareness From Your Intuition

"Your answer can arrive in many forms: through images, a guide, a strong feeling, or a phrase."

You may wonder, "How do I know whether it's coming from my conscious, or thinking, mind or from my deeper intuitive mind?"

Jeannette's answer: It's coming from your intuitive mind, if it comes with an awareness that "This feels right." Or "if it is not ambivalent or ambiguous in any way, but is just clear."

Step 5: Be Aware Of Your Reaction

You may feel, "Yes! That's right on. That's just what I needed." Or you may feel, "I'm afraid that if I do that, something bad might happen."

"If you have questions, issues, or feel hesitant, engage in a dialogue with the intuitive mind. Return to Step 1 and formulate a new question. You can repeat this process until you reach resolution."

For reaching peak performance it comes down to this: By accessing your intuition you can, as Jeannette Samanen sums up, "enhance creativity, support and bring clarity to decision making, and gain inner strengths and awareness."

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