Many entrepreneurs search Amazon and Barnes & Noble for the latest best seller on how to be a success in their business. It's all well and good to read books by the masters – who hasn't read Jim Collins' Good to Great? Or, Guy Kawasaki's Art of the Start? Some of you may even be familiar with Lee Thayer's Thinking, Being, Doing. But are these books the best ones for you to spend time on?
I would suggest branching out and today I am going to talk about a book that was published in 1996, but which has eternal staying power and is a must-read for the female entrepreneur.
This book takes you outside of the usual business topics and helps you focus on the inate talents you hold, that will impact your success. We all have intuition – but women seem to have more. Deepak Chopra, the best-selling author of many books on self-study, says of this book, "Brilliant and practical. If you follow the suggestions in her book, it will be impossible for you to avoid unparalled success and fulfillment." Wow!
When I read the book, several years ago, it did touch me in ways no other books have (until recently when I helped Dr. Susan Reid publish her book, Discovering Your Inner Samurai). As a firm believer in intuition, I was eager to see what Laura Day had to say.
In Chapter 12 she says, "Gaining conscious control over your intuition is like learning to ride a bicycle–it takes some practice to get the hang of things, but once you have the knack it's not difficult at all."
The subtitle of the book tells you why you should buy this book and read it: "How to Harness the Power of Your Instinct and Make It Work for You."
In this dismal economy, when we are all wondering what terrible thing will happen next, I recommend reading Laura Day's book and opening yourself to the exciting possibilities that are available to you. The world is a wondrous place and while we have some trials to live through, I believe that if we all tap into that intuition, our guiding force, we will all see success in the coming year.
Tell us your story of how intuition is impacting your entrepreneurial endeavor. We are all ears.