For Subscribers

How to Hone and Harness Intuition in Your Career and Business

Amazing things have happened to many founders as the result of following their intuition. Here are three ways to do it.

learn more about Haley Hoffman Smith

By Haley Hoffman Smith Originally published

Westend61 | Getty Images

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

I'm just going to say it: I'm a big believer in intuition and energies — especially as a creator. There isn't an idea I've acted on that didn't come to me first as a vision. I lead from my gut with my career decisions, and so far, that has served me tremendously. It got me thinking about how many other entrepreneurs lead from their intuition as well. Has it served them like it's served me?

After some fruitful conversations, my suspicions were confirmed: Intuition is a guidepost in career. Sure, we may have facts and data that help us decide whether or not to do things like hire that assistant or quit that job. But there's something deeper and more implicit that really leads us in the right direction. Just as Harvard Business School professor Gerald Zaltman says that 95 percent of our purchasing decisions are made emotionally with our subconscious mind, it's likely that most of our decisions involving our career, financials or otherwise are, too.

Continue reading this article — and all of our other premium content with Entrepreneur+

For just $5, you can get unlimited access to all Entrepreneur’s premium content. You’ll find:

  • Digestible insight on how to be a better entrepreneur and leader
  • Lessons for starting and growing a business from our expert network of CEOs and founders
  • Meaningful content to help you make sharper decisions
  • Business and life hacks to help you stay ahead of the curve

Related Topics

Editor's Pick

Have More Responsibilities at Work, But No Pay Bump? Use This Script to Get the Raise You Deserve.
Black and Asian Founders Face Opposition at All Levels — Here's Why That Has to Change
Business News

'This Made Me Physically Recoil From My Phone': Lingerie Brand Apologizes For 'Creepy' Ad Referencing Ryan Reynolds and Bras

Online lingerie retailer Harper Wilde is under fire for a bizarre sponsored post it has since pulled from Instagram.

Business News

Viral Sensation 'Popcorn Guy' Has Earned a Gig at the 2023 Oscars

Jason Grosboll first went viral on TikTok for his theatrical method of buttering popcorn in a Texas movie theater.

Business News

The Scam Artist Who Robbed Backstreet Boys and NSYNC Blind. 'Some of the Guys Couldn't Pay Their Car Payment.'

In the 1990s, Lou Pearlman made millions creating the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC. It was all a giant Ponzi scheme.

Thought Leaders

5 Small Daily Habits Self-Made Millionaires Use to Grow Their Wealth

We've all seen what self-made millionaires look like on TV, but it's a lot more subtle than that. Brian Tracy researched what small daily habits these successful entrepreneurs adopted on their journey from rags to riches.