One of the many things that underpin my mindset and business strategy coaching for entrepreneurs is business intuition.
I talk about it a lot, and for good reason: as entrepreneurs, we rely on it.
But, like Russian nesting dolls, there’s more to business intuition than meets the eye.
Peeling back the layers (or dolls!), there are three further facets to intuition that I’d like to share with you: clairvoyance, clairsentience, and clairaudience.
And in case you’re already doubting these concepts as ‘mystical’, let me assure you… getting to grips with the 3 clairs is a surefire way to give yourself an edge in decision-making and strategic planning as an entrepreneur.
Let’s explore them in turn and consider how they can help you.
Clairvoyance – Visioning the Future of Your Business
Clairvoyance, or ‘clear seeing’, is about envisioning the future.
Not with a crystal ball, I’ll add.
But it IS about foresight. About picturing where you want your business to be and identifying the steps you need to get there.
And while for some, the ability to see the road ahead comes naturally, for others it takes some work.
A simple way to develop this foresight is through visioning exercises.
How can you do that?
Simple – set aside a block of time where you meditate on your business goals. Visualize different scenarios, and map out future possibilities.
Do this regularly so it becomes a reflex.
Not only will this help you develop a mental storyboard for your business (and yourself), but it will also sharpen your awareness of the road ahead.
And remember, some of the most successful entrepreneurs are those who saw opportunities where others didn’t.
Clairaudience – Listening Beyond the Words
Different from clairvoyance, clairaudience is about hearing clearly what’s going on.
And by that, I don’t just mean the sounds you hear coming from people’s mouths.
I mean the things that so often go unsaid.
The unspoken needs of your clients. The quiet reservations of your team (if you have one). Even the inner messages you receive when an idea feels just right.
How do you hear these messages?
Well, a good place to start is with active listening.
During your next meeting, practice being present – not just physically, but with every sense.
Listen not only to the words but also to the pauses, the sighs, the change of tone. It’s in these nuances that true understanding and connection lie.
Also, make sure to listen to yourself.
We all know the subconscious is a powerful thing. But sometimes, the only way its messages can rise to the surface is if we create space for them.
To do that, I encourage you again to carve out some time (every day, ideally) when you concentrate on being present in the here and now. Actively listening not only to the world around you but to yourself also.
It’s by doing this that you’ll open yourself to new ideas and creative solutions.
Clairsentience – The Entrepreneur’s Gut Feeling
Finally, let’s turn to clairsentience.
This is the realm of ‘clear feeling’ – that infamous gut feeling that’s guided many of us entrepreneurs through choppy business waters.
You know the sensation. That tug in your midsection when you’re on the brink of a decision – sometimes a warm affirmation, other times a cold warning.
In either case, it’s a physical barometer of your business intuition.
But how can you trust these feelings?
Here’s the secret: when you’re facing a decision, pause. Breathe. What’s your gut saying? Is it somersaulting with excitement, or is it tied up in knots of dread?
Listening to your gut this way will not only help you interpret your inmost feelings, but it might also give you a perspective that your logical mind cannot.
That’s why I suggest making a habit of regularly checking in with yourself.
This could be a morning minute of silence, a midday mindfulness break, or an evening reflection session.
Whatever you decide, practicing clairsentience this way will help you align your gut with your head, bring balance to your decision-making, and bring balance to YOU.
Listening to your intuition and paying attention to clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience is all about one thing.
It’s about getting to grips with the inner you.
The inner you that sees, hears, and feels.
And whether you agree with what your intuition has to say or not, entrepreneur, there’s a good chance what it’s telling you is RIGHT.
So listen to it and allow it to temper your rational thoughts – or get in touch with me here and let me help you.
You’ll be more rounded, more centered, and more balanced for it. Trust me.