Alzati Leadership Blog by Susan Ann Darley


Entrepreneurs are driven. They work relentlessly and rarely give up.  If knocked down by failure, they optimistically pop back up to build again. And again and again if necessary.

What keeps them going?


Passion and purpose. They believe in themselves and their ideas. The most successful entrepreneurs are led by their intuition – that amazing sixth sense that Steve Jobs called “more powerful than the intellect.”


They trust their instincts. They listen to their inner guidance and walk fearlessly down their unique path. Their strength comes from within. Their vision lifts them far above the cynics.

Intuition defined…

Intuition is the ability to consciously know something directly that cannot be explained or justified by rational logic. It’s an inner feeling that goes beyond analytical reasoning. It works to protect you – sometimes by warning you or giving you a sense of danger for yourself or another. It cannot be explained through the intellect. It’s a sensed perception that may not have a factual foundation but it feels right as your gut feeling repeats itself incessantly, begging for your attention.

How do you develop your intuition?

You develop it by learning how to shift your attention away from the external world to within yourself. With your willingness to let go of the material world, new doors open that lead to self-knowledge and deep insights.

To begin,
let your feelings guide you. Each step of the way ask yourself, “Does this feel right?” Then ask it again and again. Let your feelings override your intellect. This does not mean that your intellect is being kicked to the side, never to be used or valued again. It simply means that you are no longer placing it on a pedestal as the only source of valuable information.

Recently Mark C. Crowley interviewed Dr. Rollin McCraty, Chief Researcher at The Institute of HeartMath
. Dr. McCraty explains that to get to your intuition, you must connect with your feeling state – not your intellect. You can listen to Mark’s podcast here –

The power of your intuition.

Intuition opens the door to heightened creativity and innovation. It takes you out of the black and white world into the realm of possibilities.

Leaders who have sharpened their intuitive ability
can capitalize on opportunities that others are blind to. The risks they take are more calculated based on their inner radar. They can ride the wave of the future as they bring new ideas to life.


Their heightened self-awareness allows them to listen to their internal guidance. And when the moment feels right, they courageously bring their visions into the light of day. Intuitive leaders are bolder and more confident. They are also more supportive and receptive to other’s ideas and visions.


The future…

As we venture farther into the uncharted territory of the 21st century, the demand for intuitive leaders is great. The need for new ideas and innovation is staring us in the face as we are challenged, as never before, to solve our humanitarian needs. The vision for tomorrow needs to happen today.


“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind
is a faithful servant. We have created a society that
honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
~ Albert Einstein



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