Why don’t I always just trust my gut? Every time I don’t it comes back to bite me in the ass. It’s ridiculous. I started working with someone and knew right off the bat they weren’t happy and it wasn’t going to be a good fit. But for some reason (open schedule, money) I didn’t say no. I just said yes.
I say yes a lot and should probably stop that. But I still haven’t figured out the right way to say “you sound like a nightmare client when all is said and done, so I should pass” or “I’m not sure your company stands a fighting chance, and don’t want to be there when the ship sinks.” All I know is, every time I ignore my gut, I’m mad at myself with in a few minutes of that signed contract.
Trust your gut, it’s smarter than you are. TRUST ME.
Rick Sass says
That’s because your “gut” is actually your subconscious brain telling your conscious brain that there is a problem. And you’re right, more often than not, listening to the subconscious brain is the correct thing to do (read Jonah Lehrer’s book “How we decide” for details).