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Trust the Little Voice Inside


The other day I was trying to make a decision. I had several options to choose from. I could do A, B or C. Option A looked good and reasonable. Option B was an alternate choice – still good, but maybe not the best. Option C kind of made me nervous because I wasn’t sure of how it might turn out, but it looked like a good choice. All 3 were “equal” – none of them were “bad choices”. They each had their pros and cons – it was hard to decide.

What do you do in situations like that? As a coach is I listen to people as they try to make good, wise decisions for themselves and their family. Should they stay in their current job or move to a different company? Should they keep the kids in their current school or look for a different one? Should they stay in this relationship or should they withdraw? Sometimes it’s hard to pick the best choice. How do you know what’s best?

Trust the Little Voice Inside

I teach my clients to trust the little voice inside their hearts or trust their “gut”. Some people refer to this as an inner knowing or a sense of which decision is the best one. Or sometimes it’s the opposite – you get a “bad feeling” about one of the choices and you know that’s not the one you should take.

I’ve taught this concept many times and whenever I ask, “Have you ever ignored that “little voice inside” and later discovered you should have listened?” People always say, “Yes!” and they usually have a story to tell where following that little voice would have saved them a lot of grief, heartache or money. If only they had listened!

Action step: That little voice is there to guide you. It really does keep you out of trouble. The more you listen to it, the more direction and clarity you get from it. I don’t claim to know how it works exactly – some say it is your “conscience”, some say it is God’s Spirit, some say it is your “higher self” or an angel. I don’t care what you call it – just listen to it when you know you should and it will help you. [One caveat: Not every little voice in your head should be followed. Notice I said to trust the voice in your heart, not your head. There’s a difference. If you need help figuring that out, contact me.]

I have an exercise that can help strengthen your ability to listen to your “gut”. It’s on my blog: How to Practice Listening to Your Gut

If you need an objective sounding board to help you figure out the best decision to make, contact me. I’d love to help you. 305-781-6229

Sandy Walker, Freedom Coach

Sandy Walker, Freedom Coach


Look … Listen … LOVE â™¥

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Look … Listen … LOVE ♥

A gentle reminder – when you look, really look and pay attention to those around you, when you listen, really listen to what they are communicating (sometimes it’s not with words) – that is LOVE.

Pay attention to the human beings around you. Give them your time.

Listen, really listen, to those you love. You can say, “I love you”, but if you’re not listening to them, are you really loving them? Everyone wants to be heard, needs to be heard, deserves to be heard.

Look … Listen … LOVE ♥ – it’s something each of us can do today.

Ways to Love Others – Creative Ideas

I received a little newsletter last month with some handy tips for thinking about others. I liked the ideas – they were creative and not the usual ones you think of when you try to be a more loving person. It got ME thinking so I thought YOU might want to join me in pondering these ideas. This is good stuff! 🙂

– Turn impersonal moments of passing someone on the street into a momentary meeting by giving a friendly greeting. Wave, smile or make eye contact and nod. People so rarely acknowledge each other any more. Your smile may make someone’s day. This little guy’s smile could light up a room!

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– Increase your willingness to share yourself with people. Ask yourself, “Am I available for others or is my schedule so full that I don’t have time for those who want my attention?” Who have I been ignoring, even unintentionally?

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– Try to listen before speaking; be the last rather than the first to speak in a group; ask others for their opinions before offering your own; resist the temptation to say “no” before carefully considering an opinion that differs from your own.

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– Yield to others when you drive rather than fighting for the first spot at a traffic light. Allow someone into traffic when it’s bumper-to-bumper on your way home. Take a moment to breathe deeply when you’re at a red light and be thankful for your transportation. Then smile at the person in the car next to you. If it’s a child, wave to them! 🙂

So, how about you? Which one of these inspires you to be more kind or loving to others? Pick one and try it out. Then post your comments on the reaction you got.

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