The Most Powerful Secret Weapon for Success

Natalie MacNeil on how to trust your intuition

What if I told you that your biggest secret weapon in business is always at your disposal, and that it’s absolutely free?!! You’d be using it all the time to get ahead in business and life, right? But trust me, not nearly enough people are taking advantage of this amazing gift. What is it???

I’m talking about your intuition. Following your intuition and trusting it completely.

There was a time in my life when I didn’t feel as confident, aligned, and on purpose in my business as I do now. When I was starting one of my first businesses with a few partners, I had this nagging feeling that I shouldn’t go forward with it. But my logical mind told me it was too late to turn back, so I ignored my gut. Guess what? My intuition turned out to be right and my business story, unfortunately, did NOT have a happy ending.

My point: One of the most powerful tools you have as an entrepreneur is your intuition. (Click to tweet!)

In today’s episode of She Takes on the World TV I’m going to share with you some of the ways I stay tuned in to my intuition. Try a few of these out, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can connect with your own inner guidance system:



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To recap, here are six things that I do to stay tuned in and expand my intuition:

1) Spend more time in nature. Disconnect from your digital devices and find time to take a walk outside. It’s almost impossible to not be present when the sun is shining on you and nature is all around.

2) Speaking of being present, one day a week I try to be present for every single that I’m doing that day. Think about the steps you’re taking, the food you’re eating, heck, even concentrate on the loveliness and grace in the simple act of doing dishes. Presence = gratitude.

3) Stream-of-consciousness free writing. This is an exercise where the only rule is that you don’t stop writing as you go along. That means no editing or anything, just contemplate a question on your mind and let the words flow!

4) Keep a dream journal. Instead of getting up and immediately checking your mobile device, set an intention for the day and write down your dreams before you forget them. Your intuition can speak to you through your dreams – Miracles Now by Gabrielle Bernsteinit’s really important stuff!

5) Give up attack thoughts and lose the negativity. Start to have more of a dialogue with your inner critic and begin feeding yourself more positive thoughts. If you want to learn more about this process, check out my friend Gabby Bernstein’s books.

6) Do an energy experiment. I just read a great book called E-Squared, and one of the energy experiments is to set an intention to be shown a specific thing as many times as possible over the course of a few days. I did this, and was amazed by the results!E-Squared book by Pam Grout

My actionable for you this week is to pick one of the exercises or tips I talked about, and make it your mission to use it to tune in to your intuition. Then let me know in a comment below what you’re doing to stay in tune with your intuition.


***Remember, intuition is a tool we all have the power to tap into!***

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12 thoughts on “The Most Powerful Secret Weapon for Success

  1. Natalie, thank you! I was sitting here wondering what to do next and got the message to check your site. This is exactly what I needed to hear right now.

    Most of my life I have followed my intuition and have had some of the most amazing experiences. Now, I am starting a mentor/coaching blog and keep getting blasted with doubt. Got to admit, I am way out of my comfort zone doing it on-line. My intuition tells me this is where I need to be and get some pretty great signs to prove it. I just keep listening.

    I also love the book E-squared.

    1. Carolynne, I am so happy to hear this post spoke to what’s going on for you right now! Keep listening to your intuition and that doubt will fade away, I promise.

  2. Hi Natalie,

    This has come at a great time for me, I’m really harnessing positive thinking and trusting that the universe will provide and I don’t have to work everything out. I’m going to try number 6, sounds like a lot of fun…thank you x

    1. Awesome! Energy experiments are a blast, Natalie. Let me know which ones you try. 🙂

  3. Oh loved these! I’m really into the idea of using my intuition – I love how it’s grown stronger as I get older – so love exercises to strengthen it!

    I’m going to try the energy experiment (I’ve decided to look for bunnies!) and I want to start a dream journal. I always have SUCH complex dreams – but know that no one else is interested in hearing about them!

    Thanks, Natalie!

    1. PS one more thing I’ve recently been trying to strengthen intuition is Image Streaming. It’s kind of like dreaming while you’re awake. There’s a how-to guide here:

      I’ve found it REALLY helpful in terms of trying to solve problems (and wanting to know what my subconscious is REALLY thinking) and have heard that doing it regularly has a big effect on strengthening intuition!

      1. Great stuff, Marsha! How many bunnies have you seen? 🙂 Thanks for the info about Image Streaming…I’ll have to look into it.

  4. Love these tips! Stream-of-consciousness free writing has helped me tremendously in the past when too many thoughts are getting in the way of clearly understanding how I feel. Definitely going to try out more of these tips. Bring on the positive vibes and self-trust!

    1. Love this, Sarah! Self-trust is huge! Let me know how the tips are working out for you. 🙂

  5. Hi!! I love this video! I’m going to try the stream of consciousness writing tonight…
    Also, I love your look today too. Just gorgeous!!!
    Aideen x

  6. Really love this Natalie. I’ve always been a big believer in following my gut instincts and have walked away from jobs, clients and courses because something didn’t feel right. I find going out for long walks and also journalling is amazing for really tuning into my intuition. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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