Why your intuition will lead you to success
by Valerie Khoo
I’m a big believer in trusting my intuition. It’s a practice that I only embraced later in life when I realised my intuition rarely led me astray and typically only moved me towards a positive space.
It’s an approach I apply not only to my creative work – like painting and designing – but also to more technical areas like data analysis and spreadsheets!
This artwork (above) is inspired by the fact that we need to trust our intuition. But, in order to do that, we need to calm our mind, relax into stillness and quieten our brain. It's about letting your gut move you in the direction you innately know you're meant to be heading toward, one that's going to bring you fulfilment, inspiration, abundance and light. And it’s about reminding you that you already have the answer inside you. You just need to listen to it.
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Eavesdrop on my recent conversations here:
- I talk to NYC agent Lucinda Halpern on what it takes to get an agent interested in your writing
- Listen to my chat with thriller author Kyle Perry, who is also a drug and alcohol counsellor, on whether so much bad stuff really happens in Tasmania!
In other news … here’s what I’ve been doing:
Reading: Whole Notes: Life Lessons through Music by Ed Ayres, a musician and presenter on ABC Classic FM. It’s an ode to music and I can’t put it down.
Committing to: Reconnecting with people over coffee – either in real life or over Zoom – after a hermit-like existence for the past year or so. I’ll be accountable for this and shall report back in my next newsletter.
Can’t wait for: The Great Season 2, coming to Stan 20 November. It’s an irreverent look at the life of Catherine The Great, written and executive produced by Australian Oscar nominee Tony McNamara, starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult (yes, the now all-grown-up little kid from About a Boy!)
Listening to: The audiobook of David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell, which explores the power of the underdog. And I appreciate that it’s been narrated by the author himself.
Loving: The new Romance Writing course that just launched at the Australian Writers’ Centre. It’s an absolutely fascinating deep dive into the romance writing industry, which is the biggest selling genre in fiction.