Do you believe in the power of intuition?
Five years ago I had a feeling that what I needed to do to expand my PR firm was to create a monthly business magazine that would enable entrepreneurs to educate other entrepreneurs about best practices in small business.
After all, my clients wanted to be featured in the news. What better way to do that than to launch an online magazine that would feature their insights and wisdom, help them reach an even broader audience, and also provide my firm with an additional revenue stream.
My gut instinct panned out. With the January 2015 issue of Be Inkandescent magazine, we embark on our sixth year of publishing.
The magazine gets nearly a million visits each month. We have more than 50,000 subscribers, thousands of social media contacts, and dozens of columnists who regularly write for the magazine.
On our Search page you’ll find more than 2,000 articles we’ve published to date, which we hope stimulate you to think about your business in new and exciting ways.
And we believe the best is yet to come.
Case in point: Our cover girl this month is world-renowned intuitive guide Laura Day.
Her fans include Nicole Kidman, Chris Rock, and Brad Pitt, who said: “I believe in the gut, and I believe in Laura Day.”
Day’s long-time friend Demi Moore adds: “Laura Day is a remarkable woman with remarkable abilities. But for me, what is most remarkable about her is how she taught me to believe in myself and my own intuition.”
That sentiment is shared by millions who have read Day’s seven best-selling books. In addition to celebrities, her clients include executives at some of the world’s largest corporations, as well as other professionals who hire her to help them achieve their goals and dreams.
I had the opportunity to attend Day’s 2014 “Intuition Boot Camp” in New York City last month. About 30 other attendees and I learned the techniques she uses to tap into our innate intuition with the mission of propelling ourselves, our own clients, friends, and loved ones ahead to achieve myriad goals — including finding a dream job, making better investments and business decisions, identifying which opportunities will pan out, and more.
Sound like magic? Nonsense, writes Day in her latest book, How to Rule the World From Your Couch.
“There is a lot of science behind, actual proof of, the powerful, amazing abilities that intuition can yield — things and experiences that you may have previously deemed impossible. Some of you will find it hard to believe that what I say you can accomplish is actually possible: You will use your own mistakes as proof that intuition doesn’t work and discount your success. This is where perseverance comes in.”
Scroll down to read more. And click here to listen to our podcast interview with Laura Day on the Inkandescent Radio Network.
That’s not all!
Our columnists celebrate the start of a new year by sharing their expert and intuitive insights. It’s my intuition that you’ll find the following articles especially useful as we start off the new year:
- Public Speaking expert Hilary Blair helps us find our voice by using our intuition.
- Hiring and HR specialist Barbara Mitchell encourages us not to dismiss our gut, but to rely on preparation to pick the best job candidate.
- Insurance agent Dave Beck offers a strategic three-step plan to help parents of children with special needs properly plan ahead for their financial future in this month’s Retirement column.
- Women in Technology President Kellye Sheehan shares her top three tips for networking well.
- And futurist Andy Hines observes that gaining experience not only enhances your business and foresight skills, it improves your intuitive ability to make decisions quickly.
As always, we leave you with an inspiring thought for the month.
This one comes from prolific English poet and novelist Robert Graves, who during his long life produced more than 140 works.
Graves believed: “Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer.”
Here’s to tapping into your powerful intuitive ability, and achieving your ultimate Inkandescent success in 2015. Happy New Year! — Hope Katz Gibbs, publisher, Be Inkandescent magazine