Welcome to episode #193 of the Own Your Best Life Podcast. One of the approaches that make my coaching unique is how I blend in practicality with spirituality. People often come to me wanting to make the best decisions possible so that they can maximize their happiness, financial success and energy – which is why they resonate with my approach that takes into account intuition and logic. You’re going to learn today why you can trust your intuition and how that can become your edge as you think about your place in a world of logical thinkers and what makes what you unique and hard to replicate.
Most professionals have this thought that they can’t trust intuition and should only trust logic. But the belief that logic is the most important decision-making criteria is one of the biggest lies about what’s next for your life and career.
It makes sense why you might think you should only rely on logic.
You’ve been trained to read the numbers, make decisions based on analytics and to make sure that your emotions don’t run the show.
You want to do what’s best for not just yourself, but also for your team, organization and those around you. You don’t want to be perceived as a pushover or as too soft.
Yet, I want to check in with you on a decision that you’re thinking about today in terms of what’s next for your life and career. What number or logic-only criteria are going to tell you what’s right for your next move?
If it was only a numbers-based game, you might choose the job or role that makes the most money or has you working the least amount of time.
How do you quantify your strengths, passions, interest, curiosity and the people you work with?
Visionaries and leaders have to make decisions based on limited information, quickly. They often have to take in a lot of different contextual circumstances that are not just based on numbers. They use their gut in addition to the facts. It’s what makes them differentiated – not someone that a robot or AI can replace.
For example, if one were to think about the decision of buying a house and only thought about it in terms of numbers, you would think that buying a house is a poor decision. It is, if the decision was purely financial. The best financial decision that maximizes the amount of money you have would be to pay the least amount and live in the bare minimum that you can tolerate for that amount – and find alternative investment vehicles for that money. It wouldn’t be taking into account quality of life or the feeling of stability that often accompanies home ownership.
An expansive life isn’t one where you repeat the same days as yesterday, it requires more of the unknown. Leaders create certainty by making a vision real through belief, data and their unique blend of intuitive leadership.
Everytime you throw away the sixth sense or intuition you have to stay, go or do something different, you learn to trust only what you know – which is the things you’ve already done. These are what I call the habits of overworked leaders because they’re so tired that they stop trusting their own decisions. They want others to decide for them or they follow what feels safe because the possibilities of choice feel overwhelming. They start to look like everyone else.
So how do you listen to your intuition while making good decisions?
You use conscious and subconscious decision models.
What does that involve?
It requires a decision-making strategy I’m going to share with you today:
1- Inner Compass Thinking is a set of guiding principles that will clarify your decision-making process, help you think intelligently and stay true to your own goals and desires.
The Inner Compass Thinking does this by providing you with a set of conscious and subconscious decision-making strategies that help you take the struggle out of the myriad of decisions you need to make each day, and gives you time and energy back to devote to the biggest decisions that require your attention. You stop hearing everyone else’s voices so loudly and your confidence in yourself as a leader grows.
What often happens is that people stay too long in a place or organization that doesn’t work for them when they don’t use this type of thinking.
They’re worried about rocking the boat or making an irresponsible decision so they stay and they don’t leave.
Yet, even after you are aware that this could be a decision-making mistake you still don’t know what to choose because you’ve stopped trusting your decisions a while back.
This is why when I work with clients on inner compass thinking, we do it in ways that help them build that muscle back until they can not only rely on it but see the results of it financially, professionally and personally. Their spiritual practices grow, they become more confident and they feel like they are a different person in the level of clarity they have about what they want and who they are.
So let me ask you, do you want to continue relying on logic and practicality alone, and ignore your intuition, spirituality and ultimate edge while others grow their capacity to build and create big things?
Or do you want to leverage your intuition to create not only career clarity and focus on what you need to do next to have a fulfilling career with work/life balance, but to also create success as a leader?
If you want to take the second route, then join me inside the Spiritual Achiever® coaching program by clicking the link here.
Join Spiritual Achiever coaching by going to https://mayempson.com/spiritualachiever. It’s risk-free. We’ll get clarity on what you want next and then figure out how to go and do it.
We also have the next retreat coming up and it’s going to be in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. A private villa in a top ten surfing destination so we’re going to have so much fun doing some surfing and also rewiring our mind/body/souls to expand into what is next for us in our lives. You won’t want to miss it and even if you’re not in the group, you’re welcome to join. Spots will sell out though, so go to www.mayempson.com/retreat
Want to know more about what happens when you join?
- When you join Spiritual Achiever® Coaching you’ll be supported for a full year: Career Revelation Academy: A 5-step career change process (if you have a job you want to stay in, I’ll show you how to love it even more) that can launch you into your next career chapter in 30 days.
- 2x/month group training and coaching on Spirituality, Achievement, Earth Energy and Harmony. You’ll know how to design your days for breakthroughs, create a personal brand and community, lead yourself and others through change, become more physically and mentally fit, reduce stress and reinvent what’s possible in this next chapter of your life.
- Discover your Leadership Strengths and Branding Workshop: Increase your awareness of what makes YOU different from others and how to become even better at your genius zone.
- Your Best Year workshop: Create your one year plan and design this next year, no matter what time of the year it is.
- Your Next 5 Years one-day virtual retreat: Vision what’s possible 5 years from now and break out of your old routines so you can step into new habits, behaviors and routines.
- Tickets to all in-person Spiritual Achiever retreats (accommodations not included): Highly immersive and intimate gatherings where we spend time in nature, experience energy work, eat and move well – all while making big decisions and committing to what’s next for us.
- Monthly 1:1 Coaching Sessions: To help you break through obstacles, define your individual path, and to work on both strategy and mindset.
The next step?
Schedule a consultation to get clarity on how coaching can help you on your journey.
Once you’re accepted into the program, you’ll receive a calendar invite for a 2-hour deep dive 1:1 session to map out your personal goals and your own year-long journey.
You’ll have immediate access to the Spiritual Achiever process and philosophy – how to achieve your biggest goals and reinvent your life.
You’ll have immediate access to 5 modules of Career Revelation Academy – to love your career even more and launch that next chapter of your career in 30 days.
You’ll have the calendar invites for the upcoming group calls and retreats.
If this speaks to you, I can’t wait to talk to you live: Schedule a consultation.
Reach out at www.mayempson.com/contact for more information on my Spiritual Achiever coaching program. You’ll figure out what’s next and actually go and do it.
If you like this blend of both practicality and mindset, you will love coaching. You can schedule a consultation to learn more about working together and joining this community of like-minded, open and curious seekers. It is the powerful group and private coaching hybrid experience for achievers who want to expand their vision of what’s possible. Twelve months of support, individualized guidance, community and retreats. We will help you build your confidence, trust your intuition and make decisions that you love.
That’s it for this week. Have an amazing one and I’ll talk to you next time.