I’m happy to report that earlier this month I finished my 2nd book and it was a self-help book, like the first book in January. This book however was tied with allowing your instinct to guide you in your leadership. I mentioned it earlier in a blog but here it is again, Instinct, The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive by T.D. Jakes. I highly recommend it because even though he is a bishop and the pastor of The Potter’s House church in Dallas Texas, it is not a religious or spiritual-based book. He writes about letting your instinct guide you through life and especially the importance of it in business. Here are some highlights from the book.
- When you are living by instinct, then you will naturally enhance everything and everyone around you. In other words, success will come naturally! When both your intellect and instincts are aligned, then producing the fruits of your labor brings satisfaction beyond measure.
- People with great instincts always transform what they are given to more than what was presented to them!
- Only Instinct can successfully find what intellect explains.
- In order to harness your intentions with your actions, you must rely on instincts.
- Instincts can help connect the dots between where you’re trying to go and how you will get there.
- Intellect can make a salesman knowledgeable about his product but it cannot tell him how to read his client.
- People adapt to their own expectations. In other words, we often behave based on our perceptions more than the reality of our actual circumstances.
- If their required investment is small so is their commitment.
- If we don’t learn to listen to instinct, then we will soon find ourselves extinct!
- I’m convinced the only way you can develop your true gifts, your creative instincts, is by embracing a vision so daunting that your heart goes running up the steps like a child, screaming with delight because you have a challenge that equals your creativity.
This is only about one-half of what intrigued me so much that I highlighted it. If you want to go deeper on instinct and letting it guide you to your purpose and in leadership then I think you would enjoy this book.