Title: Intuition your key to success

Authors: Frank La Pira and Murray Gillin Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology Of late there has been a renewed interest in the role and importance of intuition to the entrepreneur. Two recent publications concerning electro physiological evidence of intuition and the relationship of motivations with spiritual intelligence suggests the need to evaluate how we access our deepest meanings, values, purposes and highest motivations in recognizing opportunities. This has shed some light on how we interpret meaning in the world around us and its impact on decision making. This research argues that entrepreneurs use all three levels of intelligence: namely intellectual intelligence; emotional intelligence; and spiritual intelligence. Using intuition and spiritual intelligence entrepreneurs can change a business-as-usual paradigm to a creative business of high growth and spiritual worth. It was found that he heart autonomic nervous system is involved in the processing and decoding of intuitive information. Entrepreneurs with a strong propensity for intuition participated in an extended and semistructured interview. The results of these interviews were analyzed using a qualitative software program some consistent themes emerged. In order to gain a level of triangulation of the findings this data was compared and contrasted with some experimental evidence that demonstrates the heart is able to react to future events pre-stimulus. Twenty-one English and Australian Serial Entrepreneurs completed a survey instrument, and were interviewed for this research. From the findings it was discovered that entrepreneurs have a commitment to their own personal growth and development through the desire to make a difference or contribution to their industry or community. The majority of respondents proffered that helping their community or industy was “the right thing to do”. There is now experimental evidence that we can and do sense events outside our conscious awareness and that the bodies autonomic nervous system is capable of tuning into a virtually instantaneous communication of information between particles separated by space in which particles have “knowledge” of events before they actually happen. This provides a powerful support for interconnectedness construct and explains that making decisions on what ‘feels right’ or is the “right thing to do” is a sound and valid method of decision making.

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Contact: Frank La Pira on E-mail: flapira@ballarat.edu.au

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