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What if you already knew the answers?

Something I have always tried to encourage in my children is a sense of innate intelligence. I’ve allowed them to explore their passions and decide for themselves where their life was going. And in the last few weeks as my son has prepared to take a big step towards his future outside of high school (I can’t share too much about this just yet) I’ve seen how this has paid off for them. 

For my son he decided his potential lay in football. For my daughter it has been tennis. 

What led them to each of these decisions is what I consider innate intelligence, and by allowing them to follow what serves them I also know that I’ve allowed them to step away from what doesn’t serve them. 

What is this innate intelligence that I keep talking about?

Have you ever looked at an apple and wondered how each one of those tiny seeds, which we often discard without a second thought, contains the blueprint to become a majestic apple tree? It won't grow into a pear tree or a peach tree. It will grow into exactly what it’s supposed to be because it has an innate intelligence that knows its true purpose.

Believe it or not, you also possess this same innate intelligence. However, as we grow and face societal conditioning, we start believing we need to fit a mould that others have laid out for us. We begin to think we should be a pear tree when, in reality, we are meant to be our own unique version of an apple tree.

From a young age, we are often told what we should do, how we should behave, and what paths we should follow.

This external pressure can drown out our inner voice and intuition, leading us away from our true selves. But that innate intelligence, that inner knowing of who we are and what we’re meant to be, is always there, waiting to be rediscovered.

Unfortunately, many of us haven’t had the opportunity to be supported in this way. Instead of hearing “follow your passion,” we often hear “you should” do this or that. This societal conditioning can stifle our innate intelligence, making us believe we need to conform to others' expectations rather than pursuing our true passions.

This realisation has fueled my passion for creating Embrace Your Extraordinary. This experience is designed to support you in nurturing your innate intelligence and embracing your true self. It’s about understanding and embracing who you truly are, beyond societal expectations and pressures.

Throughout my career, both with my clients and in my own life, I’ve always stayed true to my passions and dreams. This journey of self-discovery and staying true to oneself is something I’ve consistently advocated for. When we embrace our innate intelligence, we unlock our extraordinary potential.

What are a few practical steps to reconnect with your innate intelligence? 

Listen to Your Inner Voice: Take time to reflect and listen to what your inner voice is telling you. What are your true passions and dreams?

Challenge Societal Expectations: Question the “shoulds” that have been imposed on you. Are they aligning with your true self, or are they simply societal expectations?

Support and Nurture Your Passions: Just as I’ve supported my children in their passions, find ways to support and nurture your own. This might involve pursuing hobbies, changing careers, or simply dedicating more time to what you love.

Seek Out Like-Minded Communities: Surround yourself with people who encourage you to be your true self and who support your journey of self-discovery.

Remember, each of us has this innate intelligence. The key is to nurture it, listen to it, and let it guide us to our extraordinary potential. Embracing your innate intelligence isn’t just about finding success; it’s about living a fulfilled and authentic life.

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