“Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.” – Oprah Winfrey
Many of us have lost the ability to trust our gut. Relying on digital interfaces, virtual relationships, online apps and wearable tech, we’ve become disconnected from our intuition. It’s that gut feeling, the inner voice that whispers advice during crucial financial decisions.
But in a world dominated by logic and analysis, can we really trust our intuition when it comes to our finances?
Childre and Rozman, in their 2002 study, highlighted that honing our intuition is not just possible but essential. It can lead to heightened self-awareness, emotional balance, and improved relationships.
But how does one strengthen such an innate process in the context of financial decision-making? The answer lies in practices like mindfulness, journaling, and other positive psychology techniques.
Mindfulness, the art of being present and fully engaged with the here and now, is not just a wellness fad. It’s a pathway to clearer, more intuitive thinking. By cultivating mindfulness, we learn to quiet the noise of external advice and conflicting opinions, allowing our inner financial compass to guide us.
This doesn’t mean disregarding financial data or expert advice. Rather, it’s about balancing these inputs with our personal insights and values.
Journaling is another powerful tool. It involves writing down your financial goals, fears, successes, and failures. This practice not only provides clarity but also creates a dialogue with your inner financial self. Over time, patterns emerge, revealing your true financial desires and fears, guiding you towards decisions that resonate with your deepest objectives.
The principles of positive psychology can also play a significant role in financial planning. By focusing on strengths rather than just risks and weaknesses, you can align your financial strategies with your personal values and goals. This alignment makes financial decisions feel more intuitive and less like a shot in the dark.
While trusting your intuition is vital, it’s equally important to ‘verify’. This means using intuition as a starting point, then backing it up with research, analysis, and professional advice.
At WellsFaber, we understand the balance between instinct and information. We encourage our clients to listen to their inner voice but also provide them with the expertise and tools to validate and act on these instincts wisely.
In your journey with WellsFaber, we not only equip you with financial knowledge and tools but also help you connect with your intuitive financial wisdom. We believe that the best financial plans are those that resonate deeply with who you are and what you truly want from life.
So, the next time you face a financial crossroad, take a moment. Breathe. Listen to what your intuition has to say. Then, let’s discuss it. Together, we can turn that intuitive whisper into a roar of financial success.
We advise, you thrive.