Number of female business owners in property industry is ‘on the rise’

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Number of female business owners in property industry is ‘on the rise’ previous nextAgencies & PeopleNumber of female business owners in property industry is ‘on the rise’Internal data from national network Winkworth shows increasing number of women are grasping the opportunity to run their own franchises.Nigel Lewis7th March 201901,396 Views Franchised estate agency network Winkworth has published internal data about its gender balance in a bid to dispel the common perception that the industry is male dominated.The company has revealed that the number of  women applying to become franchisees has increase five-fold over the past five years, 24-hours ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8th.Winkworth has also revealed that the number of female staff applying to join the overall business has increased by a third over the past two years and that a fifth of its franchisees are now women.Interviews with female franchisees published by Winkworth highlight how women who join the network are motivated by the more flexible working arrangements of being a business owner compared to the more restrictive practices of their former employers.“Unfortunately, the management I used to work under weren’t very lenient,” says Bath joint franchisee Lucy McIlroy (left).“Now, working for myself means that I can be more flexible with both personal and professional matters.”Nikki Kooner, joint franchisee at Winkworth Northampton, says: “As a mother to a six-year-old daughter, it’s important to me to be successful and independent. I want my daughter to look up at me and feel she can do it all too.”The research from Winkworth reflects a common concern of those working within the sector; that its hours and structure are not sympathetic to the demands of modern family life.“It’s widely perceived that the property industry is male-dominated, however it’s always been important for us to ensure we have a diverse range of franchisees on board,” says Dominic Agace, CEO of Winkworth.winkworth women in property March 7, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

“Fairer” pricing for Trinity rooms

first_imgTrinity College has announced in the last week their intentions to change their current accommodation system to introduce differential room pricing.Currently, all rooms are the same price, regardless of size, location, en-suite or any other divergent factors. The College have now decided to introduce a more “fair” system, which colleges such as Exeter College employ, whereby rooms are priced on the basis of their individual merits. This would give students the opportunity to choose, to some extent, what facilities they want by deciding how much they are willing to pay.JCR President, Andy Butler, sent around an email to students, stating, “The good news is that I have received confirmation that this change will make no difference to current students. So the first year housing ballot remains the same and you will all receive a flat rate.”Currently this flat rate is £1,256.54 per term, but the College want to change this to offer a choice to students from lower income families. Although they will almost certainly introduce differential pricing, the final figures and bands have not yet been announced.A general meeting was called on Monday 18th February where a resultant survey was held for all students to share their opinions on the room pricing issue. Butler told Cherwell, “Of the 139 students that answered the survey, 72% were against differential pricing, 22% were for it and 6% didn’t know.“An even larger amount (77% of students) felt that differential pricing would cause social segregation. However, 19% of students said their financial situation would be significantly improved by differential pricing, which is quite a notable proportion.”The survey asked for students’ thoughts on the principal of differential pricing, what gap should be enforced between highest and lowest priced rooms, what ideal features should determine the pricing, whether their own financial situation would be aided by differential pricing and what they thought about the prospect of “ghettoisation” caused by rich students in one block and poorer ones in another.Estates Bursar Kevin Knott informed Cherwell that the issue of introducing differential pricing has been an ongoing process with the student body and that the College had had a presentation from the student governing body last February.Nevertheless, the belief that the College has acted without the student body’s consent has caused some controversy within the College. Butler commented, “Most disappointing to the student body is the lack of consultation before this policy was implemented. It was discussed in the reserved section of the college’s governing body meeting which sees the JCR and MCR Presidents leave the room.“Although the student body has been consulted in the previous two years about differential pricing (which measured 74% against two years ago and 68% against last year), this year’s student body and JCR committee were not consulted.”Nevertheless, Butler agreed that the Estates Bursar had been forthcoming in listening to the students when the practicalities of room pricing and its implementation had been discussed.Knott told Cherwell that the College were “not entirely clear” as to why the students did not support room pricing. He said, “The College has, for many years, charged differential rents on its outside properties. Given the variety of accommodation on the main site and the desirability of giving students the choice as to how they spend their funds, whether on accommodation or otherwise, the same approach is being adopted for the main Broad Street site.”The implementation of this new approach is currently being settled with the student body.last_img read more

Ocean City Council Introduces Ordinance to Limit the Location of Boardwalk Performers

first_imgBy Donald Wittkowski Musicians and other street performers who want to entertain the summer crowds on Ocean City’s Boardwalk would have to play by a new set of rules under an ordinance introduced Thursday night. The proposed measure represents a broad attempt to regulate street performers without infringing on their constitutional right to free expression, city officials said. “The city has the ability to reasonably regulate it,” Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson told City Council. Council introduced the ordinance by a 6-1 vote. A public hearing and final vote are scheduled for March 24. Councilman Peter Guinosso cast the lone dissenting vote after voicing concerns that the ordinance might violate free expression. “They have a right to sing and dance without any impediment at all,” Guinosso said. However, other Council members said they were confident the regulations would be constitutional. “I don’t think we’re trying to limit anyone’s expression,” Councilman Michael DeVlieger said in remarks that were echoed by other members. “I think it’s a win-win for both the Boardwalk merchants and the performers,” said Councilman Tony Wilson, noting that everyone would have an opportunity to make money. Under the ordinance, the performers would be confined to an area of the Boardwalk between Fifth and Sixth streets. McCrosson called the area “performers alley.” Performers would also be required to stay near the railings of the Boardwalk between Fifth and Sixth streets, keeping them out of the busier center sections. The regulations are designed to prevent the Boardwalk from becoming too congested. City officials want to make sure that Boardwalk stores are not blocked by crowds that stop to watch the entertainment. Wes Kazmarck, president of the Boardwalk Merchants Association, said business owners are committed to working with the performers to avoid disruptions. Councilman Antwan McClellan said the entertainment zone represents an opportunity to create another tourist destination on the Boardwalk. Ocean City resident Georgina Shanley said she has already spoken to some local performers about the ordinance and they seem receptive. “I think it’s a very good way for mostly young performers to collect a few bucks,” she said. The area between Fifth and Sixth streets was chosen because it is a wider part of the Boardwalk, does not have stores on both sides and is not as congested during the peak summer tourist season. The ordinance would place other restrictions on performers, including the hours they are allowed on the Boardwalk and the noise levels. In addition, they would have to stay at least 100 feet apart from each other. Performers would have to pay $50 for a city permit, although Council discussed the possibility of reducing the fee to $25 when the ordinance comes up for a final vote. Mayor Jay Gillian, an advocate of the regulations, argued that a $50 permit fee would not be excessive. He said some of the professional performers can earn $1,000 per night in tips. “There’s some people up there making a lot of money with no permits,” Gillian said. The size of the signs performers may use to solicit tips would be regulated under the proposed ordinance. They could be no larger than 12-by-12 inches. This is not the first time the city has taken up the issue. In 2013, Council considered an ordinance that would have required Boardwalk artists performing for tips to register for a permit. However, the measure died amid public opposition, including criticism from a number of local musicians. When the issue was debated before, merchants and the police complained about the noise and congestion caused by pedestrians stopping to watch the performers in bustling parts of the 2.45-mile Boardwalk. Ocean City is joining other seaside resort communities that have regulations to control the number of street performers and the areas where they may entertain on their Boardwalks. The types of performances allowed under the ordinance would include, but not be limited to, “acting, singing, playing musical instruments, pantomime, juggling, magic, dancing, reading, puppetry and reciting.” While the main focus of attention is the tourist-rich Boardwalk, the ordinance would also set aside other places where performers could entertain for tips. Performers would be allowed in other public areas, except those within 100 feet of a school, a library or a church while in session. Performances would be limited Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday between 9 a.m. and midnight and Sunday from noon to 11 p.m. On Asbury Avenue, the hub of the central business district, performers would have to stick to an area between Sixth and 11th streets. The times for the Asbury Avenue entertainment zone would be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. In other business Thursday, Council unanimously approved a nearly $450,000 contract for the installation of artificial turf at Carey Field, the main outdoor venue for Ocean City High School’s athletic teams.Artificial turf will replace the stadium’s existing grass surface, which requires extensive and costly maintenance, city spokesman Doug Bergen said. Installation of the artificial turf is expected to begin in early May and be completed by Memorial Day. Bergen said the city and high school will work with the contractor to minimize disruptions to the track team’s practices and meets. The turf will lie on a bed of organic cork that is considered environmentally friendly and safer than a rubber base, Bergen said. Guinosso, while voting in favor of the installation contract,  questioned whether more study is needed to determine whether artificial turf is safer and more durable than grass. Business Administrator Jim Mallon assured Guinosso that the turf is a safe surface and longer-lasting than grass. Susan Hornick, a local resident, urged Council to reject the artificial turf. She claimed that the chemicals used for the turf’s installation contain toxins that could seep into the soil and groundwater. City officials believe that the turf and its cork base are safe. Bergen said no studies have shown a cancer link with the type of cork bed that will be used at Carey Field.last_img read more


first_imgTROFA, MARGARET ANN (NEE JAMES), of Ocean City, NJ, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2018 with her loving family at her side. She was born on July 30, 1934 to the late Bert and Nellie James. Margaret grew up in Audubon, NJ and then relocated to Marmora, NJ when she was 10 years old.   She spent the rest of her life in Marmora and Ocean City.Margaret graduated from Ocean City High School in 1951 and went on to become a Registered Nurse, graduating from Atlantic City Hospital in 1954. After graduation, she worked at Atlantic City Hospital in the Emergency Room. Margaret married her high school sweetheart, Pete, on September 18, 1955. They immediately started their family and raised three daughters.Margaret worked side by side with Pete building their business, N. Trofa & Son, Rubbish Removal Services. For many years she was also the substitute school nurse in the Ocean City School System. From 1980 until 1984 she was one of the two school nurses at Ocean City High School. Lastly, from 1984 to 2000 Margaret worked with her family at Coggins Waste Management, Inc.Since 2000 Margaret spent the majority of her time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed every occasion from football and soccer games, to birthdays, graduations, weddings and christenings. Margaret was known to all as a sweet little lady, with an beautiful smile.Margaret will be sadly missed by her husband of 62 years, Pete Trofa; her three loving daughters, Arleen (Tripp) Coggins, Adele (John) Coggins and Margaret (Joseph) Booth; her ten grandchildren, Christopher and Brian (Kerri) Coggins, Sean (Sarah), Kate and Daniel Coggins, Jake (Sara), Margie, Beth (Justin Illian), Jill (George Bland), and Butch Booth; and her six great-grandchildren, Brynn and Tripp Coggins, Elsie Booth, Scarlett and Vivian Illian, and Andy Bland. The family would also like to thank Margaret’s caretakers Melissa Kleva and Debbie Fasy for all the kindness they have shown her.A service honoring Margaret will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at The Godfrey Funeral Home in Palermo, NJ. Visitation will be from 9 am to 11 am with a service following. Burial will be immediately following the service at Seaside Cemetery, Palermo, NJ.Memorial donations in Margaret’s memory can be made to Margaret Ann Trofa Nursing Scholarship, c/o Sturdy Bank, 101 34th Street, Ocean City, NJ 08226.Arrangements entrusted to The Godfrey Funeral Homes. For more information see read more

Unifine moves to Odense

first_imgUnifine has launched a new all-almond mix called Odense Almond Mac. The firm said that where most almond pastes are made from a blend of almond and apricot kernels, this one is made from nothing but almonds.Almond Mac is a complete mix, and only requires the addition of water. Unifine said it performs in exactly the same way as its existing paste OdenMac. It comes with ideas for use in products such as rustic macaroons and raspberry bakewells.last_img

News story: New NHS app will make it quicker and easier to access health services

first_imgIt means patients will be able to secure a GP appointment with the click of a button, rather than join a queue of callers attempting to ring the local surgery at the same time each morning.Patients will also be able to use the app to state their preferences relating to: The NHS app is a world-first which will put patients firmly in the driving seat and revolutionise the way we access health services. I want this innovation to mark the death-knell of the 8am scramble for GP appointments that infuriates so many patients. Technology has transformed everyday life when it comes to banking, travel and shopping. Health matters much more to all of us, and the prize of that same digital revolution in healthcare isn’t just convenience but lives improved, extended and saved. As the NHS turns 70 and we draw up a long-term plan for the NHS on the back of our £394 million a week funding boost, it’s time to catch up and unleash the power of technology to transform everyday life for patients. NHS England National Director of Operations and Information Matthew Swindells said: The app has been developed by NHS Digital and NHS England. It will be available through the App Store or Google Play and once downloaded users can simply sign up for an NHS account.Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: The new NHS app will give patients safe and secure access to their GP record. Patients will be able to use it to: In the NHS’s 70th year, the new app will take the NHS to a world-leading position by empowering all our patients using digital technology to take charge of their own healthcare and contact the NHS in a way that suits them. The new app will put the NHS into the pocket of everyone in England but it is just one step on the journey. We are also developing an NHS Apps Library and putting free NHS wifi in GP surgeries and hospitals. make GP appointments order repeat prescriptions manage long-term conditions access 111 online for urgent medical queries data-sharing organ donation end-of-life care The NHS App is an example of digital transformation designed to make it quicker and easier for citizens to interact with government online and on-demand. The #SmarterGov campaign has been launched to drive innovation, savings and public service improvement across the NHS and wider public sector.last_img read more

Hear Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Collab With Chris Harford On Neil Young Classic At LOCKN’ 2018 [Full Show Audio]

first_imgAt the end of August, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returned to the highly anticipated LOCKN’ Festival at Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, Virginia. Scheduled for two sets across Thursday and Friday, for their first set of the weekend, the band delivered a characteristically high-octane performance, opening up the late-night stage for the first time at this year’s festival. Reimagining classic Grateful Dead tunes, the band opened with an extended jam that eventually found its way into “The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)” before segueing through “Easy Wind”.A stand-alone “Row Jimmy” followed, featuring teases of “Dark Star” before the band intertwined “Let It Grow” and “Dancing In The Streets”, the latter featuring a stellar solo from bassist Dave Dreiwitz in addition to teases of Led Zeppelin and Herbie Hancock. Next up was a vibrant take on “Estimated Prophet” before one of the major highlights of the set—a rendition of Neil Young‘s “Hippie Dream”, which featured Chris Harford on vocals and guitar. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead revived the Neil Young cover after a gap of 80 shows, with “Hippie Dream” last performed in fall of 2016 during a show at the band’s frequent venue of choice, Brooklyn Bowl. To close out their first set of the weekend, the band offered up a heartfelt rendition of “Morning Dew”, which recalled “Let It Grow” earlier in the set and featured teases of the group’s standout Radiohead cover, “Everything In Its Right Place”.You can listen to soundboard audio from Joe Russo’s Almost Dead first performance at LOCKN’ 2018 below, courtesy of Peter Costello and Eric McRoberts. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | LOCKN’ Festival | Infinity Downs Farm | Arrington, VA | 8/24/2018Set: Jam -> Golden Road -> Easy Wind, Row Jimmy @, Let It Grow # -> Dancing In The Streets $ -> Estimated Prophet > Hippie Dream % > Morning Dew ^@ – With a Dark Star Tease (TH)# – With a Dancing Tease (SM)$ – With multiple Let It Grow Teases (TH, Band, TH again) a DD Bass Solo, a “We’re Gonna Groove” (Led Zeppelin) Tease (JR) a “Hang Up Your Hang Ups (Herbie Hancock) Tease (MB & JR)% – With Chris Harford on Vocals & guitar, Neil Young Cover, not played by Almost Dead since 2016-10-08, Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY a gap of 80 shows^ – With an “Everything In Its Right Place” (Radiohead) Tease (MB) and a Let It Grow Tease (TH)last_img read more

Lessons of the Week! Derek Hough, Andrew Keenan-Bolger & More

first_imgThe Psycho Cast Should Learn to TeleportWe’re hoping the cast of American Psycho lives by the Schoenfeld Theatre because you do not want to encounter them on the streets, road or subway. At opening night, several cast members revealed that any type of transportation makes them want to go full Patrick Bateman on someone. It’s totally reasonable to go crazy over traffic, but seeing them in a blood-soaked musical makes the fear a little too real. It’s Friday, and you know what that means: It’s time to vote for the Audience Choice Awards! Well, that, and…the Lessons of the Week! It’s been a busy week on the Great White Way (and Tony nominations are just around the corner), so take a second to soak it all in below. From some pie cravings to some psychotically angry commuters, study up! Savion Glover Will Kidnap You, Then DanceSavion Glover’s bringing his moves back to Broadway as Shuffle Along’s choreographer, and he’d love to step into the show himself. One problem: Director George C. Wolfe won’t let him. Wolfe vetoed the idea early on, but wouldn’t be surprised if someone ends up locked in a closet as Glover suspiciously saves the day. Watch your backs, dancers, and not just because you’re across the street from that hot-tempered American Psycho cast. We Need Blueberry Bacon Pie IRLIn honor of Ferguson’s restaurant-set play, we asked you: Which musical do you want to see open a theme restaurant? fans have a sweet tooth, as the pie-heavy Waitress took the top spot. We’re on board with this…and coming up with the perfect blueberry bacon pie recipe. We’re thinking bacon lattice top with the blueberries cooked in bacon fat. Also, cut bacon fat in the crust. Too much? Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s Calling HimselfIn Fully Committed, Jesse Tyler Ferguson takes on 40+ roles, including Gwyneth Paltrow’s assistant. He’s actually called restaurants to make reservations on behalf of a celebrity before. Which celebrity? Some guy named Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The Modern Family star admitted to occasionally calling in himself as his assistant. It doesn’t always work, but at least he can say he’s fully committed…to his character. Even Adam Jacobs’ Shower Is MusicalAladdin’s Adam Jacobs has a shower in his dressing room, so you’d expect that would mean a clean prince Ali Ababwa. But while giving us a backstage peek, he showed us the aforementioned shower, which is inaccessible due to stacks of his solo album. It’s all part of the glamour of Broadway, where you can sell your CDs in the lobby at the expense of smelling fresh for your leading lady. We’re sure Courtney understands. Beth Malone Has a Ring of SwagWhen she’s not pulling at your heart strings on stage in Fun Home, look for Beth Malone in the lobby. She very well could be selling merchandise. During a #LiveatFive visit, the Tony nominee was decked out in both a Fun Home hoodie and T-shirt. We assume she also had the matching baseball cap and keychain. Beth, have you considered joining the street team once you leave the show? You’re a natural! We’ll RIIIIISE for AKBWith the help of resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson, Elaine Stritch lives on in trading card form with his Lights of Broadway series. Incidentally, she also lives on in the form of Tuck Everlasting vlogger Andrew Keenan-Bolger. That’s what we gathered when he signed her trading card as himself. We’ll drink to that, and we’re really looking forward to enjoying a piece of Mahler’s with AKB in a caftan. Is The Land of DreamsWe’re all about making dreams come true here at, but this is true kismet. Last month, Derek Hough told us he’d love to be in Hairspray Live!. Fast forward to this week when it was announced that he was joining NBC’s telecast as Corny Collins. Between this and Norm, we think there’s something in our dream casting water. Start practicing that screlt, Brennyn: You’re up next. Alfie Boe Has Magic To Do Off-StageFor Alfie Boe, the magic doesn’t stop when he leaves the stage. When we talked with Finding Neverland baddie Marc Kudisch, he told a story about Boe introducing his friend’s daughter to Tinker Bell. Yes, Tinker Bell is a small light, but that small light can fly and communicate. Can you introduce us to her, Alfie? Can she teach us to fly? Rachel Tucker’s not answering our calls. We Think Hamilton’s Gonna Be SatisfiedIt’s no surprise that the juggernaut hit of the season would clean up well in the Audience Choice Award nominees. But you blew us all away by nominating Hamilton for a record-shattering 27 awards, including five of the five slots for Best Song. It’s up to you to pick the winners, but we do know one thing: Hamilton will very, very, VERY likely win Best Song. Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Beth Malone, Adam Jacobs, Derek Hough, Jessie Mueller & Andrew Keenan-Bolger(Photos: Bruce Glikas, Caitlin McNaney & Joan Marcus) View Commentslast_img read more

Health Professionals of the Brazilian Armed Forces Train to Fight Coronavirus

first_imgBy Andréa Barretto/Diálogo June 25, 2020 By the end of July, military and civilian health professionals will be trained to fight the coronavirus pandemic in Brazil. The Ministry of Defense’s initiative started in May, with service member-only classes. The first mixed classes with civilians started in June.Training of professionals is held in military health units, such as at the Armed Forces Hospital (HFA, in Portuguese), in Brasília, and the Army School of Health, in Rio de Janeiro. The school has trained 472 health professionals, including service members from military hospitals and civilians who work at the HFA, the Ministry of Defense’s Public Affairs Office indicated.The training sessions are carried out weekly in different health units nationwide, focusing on hands-on activities. (Photo: Alexandre Manfrim/Brazilian Ministry of Defense)In practiceThe Ministry of Defense offers a 16-hour emergency training, divided into two days, with theoretical and hands-on classes. The training includes pre-hospital care, management of drugs, and transportation of patients with confirmed or suspected cases of coronavirus. Students advance to orientations related to the care of patients with severe cases of COVID-19 in intensive care units. The classes are taught mainly with hands-on activities.Brazilian Army (EB, in Portuguese) First Lieutenant Rebeca Maciel Bizzoto, a neurologist at Brasília Military Area Hospital, participated in one of the first training classes. “I believe that any doctors, at some point during the pandemic, may be required to care for COVID-19 patients. The course was an opportunity for me to keep up to date and to review, be tested, and be better prepared to work on the front line,” said the doctor, who days after her training joined a mission to provide care for COVID-19 patients in Amazonas state.The team of 1st Lt. Bizzoto — consisting of 10 EB female health professionals — joined efforts at the São Gabriel da Cachoeira Garrison Hospital, in the city of Amazonas, on the border with Colombia and Venezuela, which provides support to the Indigenous population. The Brazilian Air Force delivered 2 tons of equipment to the hospital, such as ventilators and defibrillators, to support the mission.last_img read more

Use your brain… listen to your gut.

first_img 34SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Liz Garster Liz Garster is AVP of Marketing & Client Services at TwoScore, a firm dedicated to helping credit unions achieve their strategic goals through marketing. Working in credit unions for over … Web: Details Have you ever had a moment where something hit the fan and you thought, “I knew that was going to happen?”  If you were to freeze-frame that moment, it would be the very point where your gut is scolding your brain for not listening to what it told you to do in the first place.Mention bringing any type of emotion into your decision-making process and people cringe. Our society values logical, rational thinking over an intuitive thought process because anything sensory is perceived as clouding judgment. Not only that, a step-by-step process is more easily measured than something like a feeling or a hunch. Typical decision-making models include steps like collect information, identify alternatives, examine the evidence, make a choice, take action, etc.; there is no acknowledgement of a check engine light that may alert us something about the situation seems “off,” let alone a guideline of how to address that feeling.The best leaders use both sides of their brain when faced with tough choices. Harnessing the ability to listen to and follow your intuition can be a huge asset… and save you from the “I knew it!” moment later (because who wants to prove themselves wrong?).When Intuition Can Be Helpful:It allows you to proactively address problems. Perhaps you’ve felt tension and distance when working with a certain co-worker. That’s your red flag that something is up and needs addressed. Use intuition to address conflicts before they come to a head.It helps you “think different.” Tuning into your sensory mind keeps you open to new possibilities that your rational mind may have discounted.It keeps you aligned with your why. Simon Sinek has argued knowing your “why” can help you better inspire your employees and members. Following your intuition means you’re staying true to your personal values and mission, keeping that “why” in the forefront.What To Look Out For:Don’t let your ego get in the way. Fear and intuition are two different things; it’s important to know what the difference feels like for you. Anytime you have a gut reaction to news or a decision, ask yourself if the response comes from a place of self-doubt or fear.Recognize your biases. We’re human, meaning our experiences have built build and shaped our biases. Acknowledge when your intuition may be the result of stereotypes or preconceived beliefs. Having data and facts is an imperative part of making any choice; your intuition is meant to support what you already know. Give your body equal credit as your brain. If something feels extremely right or extremely wrong, take a moment to pay attention and think of why that might be. You could end up saving yourself that “Called it!” moment down the road.last_img read more