Although receiving an intuitive insight is a process we all experience at one time or another (most of us unconsciously), choosing to explore this topic always brings forth the monster in the closet: if I open the door to this, will I become weird…

Working in the engineering department didn’t help me in this matter.  I was surrounded by people who found the idea of using intuition to solve problems completely laughable.  Worse than that, I was one of them…

My fear of becoming a weirdo-gypsy-psychic was so powerful that for 30 years I unconsciously chose to experience debilitating migraines rather than develop my intuition.  At least while I was in pain I was still rational.  How comforting.

The biggest hurdle was to take that jump beyond rationality.  Not because being rational is not good…but because it’s not enough!  By using both sides of our beloved brains, we can expand into new territories of success and satisfaction.

But there is a moment where you have to let go of the solid ground of rationality and step onto the squishy Jell-O of intuition.  This transition doesn’t mean that you won’t ALSO use your rational mind eventually.  But that side of your brain suffers from over-usage already, while your intuitive side is twiddling its metaphorical thumbs.  But for a while there, it does feel like you’re driving on a windy road.  At night.  In a dark forest.    And it’s raining…

I noticed, while I was developing and using my intuition, that some people felt quite threatened by this process.  To them, it seemed like I was becoming irrational and unpredictable.  When asked why I was changing a plan, I would say: “Because it feels better that way”.   Not a compelling reason for the lefties (the rational side is on the left side of the brain).

But, in the end, using intuition is so EFFECTIVE, that my results spoke for themselves.  I did things that were considered impossible by the lefty crowd.  And most importantly (at least to me), using my intuition has brought a true, deeply meaningful happiness to my life that had always eluded me when I made only rational decisions.

In love
Elise Lebeau, M.Sc.
www.EliseLebeau.com

I spent most of my adult life bobbing along, happy when things were good and miserable when they weren’t.  I believed in randomness and luck.  And when I’d get one of those excruciating migraines, I’d take a couple of Excedrin.

Little did I know that my world was about to be turned upside down by a simple event: becoming pregnant.  During my first trimester, I woke up one morning with an intuitive gift beyond my own understanding.

Although this sounds kinda cool, it turned into a nightmare.  First, no one believed me.  And who could blame them.  I was leading the pack by being the worst skeptic of all.  But I just knew things that I could not possibly know…

I had studied to be a psychologist for 8 years (before I turned to Software Engineering), so it was a funny twist of event when I started a practice in Intuitive Counseling.  But client after client would come in confused, angry, depressed or panicked and come out feeling better.  Not only that, they would feel better right away.

That was enough evidence for me.

In love,
Elise Lebeau, Professional Intuitive
www.EliseLebeau.com

CEOs More Likely to Rely on Intuition Than Metrics
When Making Business Decisions

Monday November 6, 8:30 am ET

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The results of the sixth
annual 2006 PRWeek/Burson-Marsteller CEO
Survey reveal that CEOs are more likely to rely on their
intuition than on data-driven analyses and quantitative
information when making business decisions.

Six in 10
(62 percent) of CEOs indicate that gut feelings are
highly influential in guiding their business strategies,
while only four in 10 cite internal metrics and financial
information (44 percent) or competitor analyses
(41 percent). When considering outcomes of their actions,
customer reactions (79 percent), long-term
financial performance (74 percent) and corporate reputation
(73 percent) are CEOs’ top priorities.

“Business decision-making is a multi-dimensional process
that incorporates instinct, information and foresight,”
said Mark J. Penn, Worldwide President & CEO, B
urson-Marsteller. “The intuition cited by these CEOs is
likely fueled by research, sharpened by years of experience
and industry know-how as well as a deep awareness of
stakeholder attitudes and behaviors.”

Complete survey results can be found in the
November 6, 2006 issue of PRWeek.

In “The America We Deserve” , Trump
declares “I’ve built a multi-billion empire by using my intuition”.
During a recent national address to business women in Chicago, Oprah
says “my business skills have come from being guided by my inner self –
my intuition”. And Gates admits that “sometimes, you have to rely in
intuition”.

These famous billionaires publicly recommend the use
intuition in business. But what do they mean by that? Do they even mean
the same thing? And, most importantly, how can you get in on this
intuition thing?

In my career as a Professional Intuitive, I
always receive different answers when I ask someone their definition of
intuition. Some talk of a “gut feeling”, where they experience a
specific emotional trigger that is interpreted as “yes” or “no” for a
particular business decision. Others have original ideas that didn’t
come from the rational foundation of the mind. That’s how Einstein and
Edison describe their creative process. There is also the psychic
definition where someone acquires information about other people,
places or future events that simply comes to them, without any further
explanation of origin.

Even when I talk with other professionals
in this field, their definitions differ. And rightly so. Intuition is
experienced differently from person to person. As such, there is no
need to categorize one type of experience as being better than
another…as long as they achieve their ultimate purpose: financial
success.

Trump and Oprah didn’t start advocating intuition in
business after taking a class and learning a definition for this
concept. They built hard core experiential evidence that this works for
them, in the form of net worth. This is the approach that I find most
productive: business intuition as a result-based method.

We tend to be afraid or ashamed of what we don’t understand. I can’t tell you
how many times I have introduced myself as a Professional Business
Intuitive only to see raised eyebrows and quizzical looks. But I love
working in Corporate America. The global market is putting more and
more pressure on american businesses to adopt non-traditional business
models where success is not determined by a set of pre-defined rules
that you learn in your MBA.

So what can you get from Business Intuition?  The most useful tool of all: Leverage.

If you think your accountant is tweaking the books, you don’t need an
Intuitive consultation…you need an auditor. But if your profits are
plummeting and you have no idea why or you’re about to partner with
someone you don’t know, then Business Intuition can provide leverage in a situation where you have none.

Business Intuition is not about to replace a good market research or a deep
understanding of your field. But you know that there is more to it than
that. Otherwise you’d be at the top already! Trump and Oprah’s success
did not come from sheer luck. Nor is it related to their super human
IQ. And yet it is repeatable: they turn every project into a success.
And they both admit that Intuition is their secret ingredient to
sustainable success.

People who are interested in intuition tend
to fall in two categories: they want to learn how to do it themselves
or they are looking for a reliable Professional to do it for them.
Intuition is no different than accounting: it takes time to learn. As
such, most people end up doing a blend of the two approaches. They ask
a consultant when they’re in a jam while they develop their own skills
with an Intuition Coach.

What ever you choose to do, opening the door to intuition in your company is the first step towards your very own Midas Touch!

Elise
Lebeau, Ph.D. is a Professional Business Intuitive, providing a
result-oriented approach to strategic business planning. She offers
individual consultations and Executive Corporate programs

Intuitive Reading with Professional IntuitiveI discovered Energy Healing while I was in my late 20’s.  I had been suffering from debilitating migraines since I was 5 years old.  I had also tried everything to relieve the pain.   But nothing lasted.

Then one day, as Faith would have it, I got a session with an acupuncturist who had just learned Energy Healing.  We both knew that acupuncture wasn’t helping me, so we decided to try something else.  The first time I had a session, I was migraine-free for 2 months.  I used to have migraines once or twice a week.

It changed my life.

I had been trying to have a baby for a year…But the body knows.  There’s no point in conceiving a child when you won’t be able to enjoy being a mother because you are in excruciating pain.   A month after I got that one Energy Healing session (and the migraines stopped), I was pregnant.  A second miracle from a single session…

So what does that mean for us, as a society?  How much money do you think people are currently spending on migraine drugs and fertility treatment?  It cost me one session with an acupuncturist (so $80) to solve both of these problems.

Think about it: What if we ALL knew how to do this?  What if that was the “first response” to any kind of physical illness?  Think of all the time, energy and money it would free up in hospitals?  So that surgeons can focus on people who do need stitches and surgery!

Energy Healing is not about getting rid of traditional medicine.  On the contrary, they work beautifully hand in hand!  If we could clear up emergency rooms with some Intuitive Energy Healing, then those who do need traditional medicine would get access to it so much more easily!  The cost health care would go down as people recover faster from surgery, chronic pain is addressed without expensive drugs, cancer treatment finally takes a leap forward by using both modalities and we stop arguing over who’s right and choose to just focus on what works.

Can you see it?  I sure can…