Four keys to connecting with your inner genius
Stan couldn’t get rid of the nagging ache in his stomach. Was his body the problem, or was another culprit responsible?
Constant preoccupation with discomfort had taken a toll on his ability to be productive both at home and work. He was skilled in employing all the latest technology to improve efficiency, but at the end of the day, there was barely enough energy left to pull his bulging lap top bag up from the floor. To add insult to injury, a new employee was making more work for Stan. Granted, John needed time to get acclimated to the new position, but this was the worst possible time for mentoring a coworker. Stan’s stomach really kicked up when he thought about everything that needed to be accomplished. Once he felt better, pitching in for the team was priority number one. For now, figuring out what was wrong with his gut came first. Doctors had already performed scores of tests, none of which had revealed a medical problem.
What if Stan had it backwards? Consider the possibility that Stan’s level of pain was in direct relationship to the stress brought using the same work strategies he had used since college graduation. Disconnection from authentic genius was the source of his body’s revolt. Stan could begin the process of connecting with that genius capacity implementing just a few easy tasks:
The Keys to Connecting With Inner Genius: The 4i’s
1) Intuition. Take Notes when he felt a pang coming on.
-Instead of ignoring it, he could reconnect with his intuition-his gut instinct- and ask what it was trying to tell him. Repeating this process daily for a just two to three weeks would glean more insight than Stan could possibly imagine. All discovery and entrepreneurial home runs are based on hunches. They are indispensable for keeping you ahead of the pack.
2) Integrity. Determine How Important Integrity Is to Uncovering His “heart’s desire”
-Stan knew he was tense. The question he wasn’t asking: what was his dream? What was his heart’s desire for success? Adding that question to his notes would point him in the direction of where he really wanted to be going. By lining up with his integrity, it would be impossible for any situation to throw Stan off balance. Analyzing himself, Stan realized a big portion of his stress had its genesis in holding back from sharing many of the ideas he had for improving his department’s performance. Withholding was a cross purposes with his integrity. Speaking up would take courage, but it was in alignment with his natural business acumen.