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Those that know me well are fully aware of the power of ‘Suzie’ and who she really is, and for those that don’t, well, you’re about to find out.

Over the past two days, I’ve spent some time watching a Netflix documentary called ‘Inn Saei” produced by Kristín Ólafsdóttir which discussed the notion of intuition vs logic. It highlights the impact these have on our everyday living and potentially our future based on which we decide to go with. Ultimately these decisions are framed by our personalities and who we are as individuals.


I’ve decided to do a little amateur research of my own, and along with proven studies, my anticipated findings suggest that logical thinking is more common nowadays. The similarities in people’s traits are clear, those that are logical thinkers are less emotional and more calculated thus more risk-averse. It’s the way our education is nurtured, how our workplaces are programmed and how our society positions logical thinkers in a brighter light in making decisions over intuitive personalities because of this idea that rational is correlated to stability and assurance. I wonder though, how have successful artists, musicians, designers, creative people done this? There is no logic in what they do.

What if they never took the chance?

Prior to technological developments, it’s said that people were more connected to their senses and have more awareness of the world around them, which is true. In the past, they would have had to make decisions based on responses to nature, their experiences and perhaps failures. In today’s world, we don’t need to look outside to determine the weather, our phones can tell us the temperature nor do we need to be as ‘confrontational’ because we can address issues over texting or be emailing and in most situations, we receive a calculated response to smoothen the situation. Isn’t doing the same thing over and over again to avoid failure means you will never progress? or is it a level of comfort and security one isn’t willing to give up?

Where does intuition play a part here?

Ian McGilchrist, a Psychiatric and Author of a book called The Master & His Emissary explains that Institution is not just some pink and fluffy feeling. Intuition is the awareness of the subtle stuff which lies outside the focus of attention. The stuff that we’re aware of subliminally and unconsciously and they act to alter us to things that are rather slow conscious mind may not be aware of. They, therefore, are often implicit things, subtle things”. By following your instincts and through experiences I really believe you can almost predict people’s behaviour and their decisions, but at the same time, there’s a chance you get it wrong you then fail.

Is chance a good enough reason to gamble and succeed or is the failure not worth the risk?

That brings me back to ‘Suzie’ my alter ego, my intuitive self, the one thing about me that knows all, predicts all and finds all. I can count on one hand the number of times its failed me, through her I see within, from the inside out – she is always ahead.

Yes, I am emotional, irrational and definitely not logical she gives me purpose, one to never stop.

Don’t you believe me? ask around, for those that know me can tell you.

I would love to hear your take on this, do you agree with the above?
Leave me a comment or contact me via Instagram @noorsimhairi or email me on noor.simhairi@gmail.com


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Avenue to success

On the 8th of September 2015, I attended the National Achievers Congress 2015 in Sydney. The event comprised of reputable and highly successful guest speakers that shared their entrepreneurial experiences and outlined tools to their success.

I listened to Michelle Bridges who had a passion for fitness since she was 14 years old, Patrick Grove that recognised an untapped demand for IT solutions in Singapore at the age of 24, Garry Robert who is now an international best selling author and publisher worth up to $100 million a year, once called an illiterate, to name a few.

Fact is, learning never ends. It’s about finding what it is you want, plan for it, set a benchmark to reach it, and persist on it. Michelle expressed the below points:

A) Your past does not define your future.
So, what are you prepared to change today?B) Resistance = Persistence.
What you resist continues to persist.C) Consistency is crucial.

Let’s touch base on Adam Markel, an American peak potential, CEO & Author. He discussed the blessings in life. The simple fact that you are healthy enough to be breathing, walking and talking makes you wealthier than most.

I found most interesting his definition of friends. He said, good friends are enablers, they say what you what you want to hear, great friends tell you what you DON’T want to hear. How lucky am I, I’ve got plenty of great friends, hmm.

Deep down, your five year old self is still embedded within. Our drive to want to have fun is consistently present, it’s the most authentic and creative part in us so we hunger for it. Though, it’s not always rosy, success comes with pain and struggle, whatever it’s personal, financial, or other. To progress one must pivot, implement small adjustments to make a big future.

He mentioned that settling is rather normal, it’s our comfort zone, a natural state of mind, one that must be shaken up. T. Harve Eker, the author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind says “How you do anything, is how you do everything” – isn’t that true.

We are programmed to think and act a certain way, but the secret to living is giving. Ultimately, to maximize your full potential, it come down to this:

– Have a ritual: Dig the positives, even in your darkest moments.

– Invest time in you and your education to make incremental improvements.

– Build a healthy relationship with yourself and those around you, we don’t live alone.

– Create an unstoppable team: Associate with those that pull you up when you are down, lead you, guide, support and genuinely want the best for you.

Goals are our dreams with a deadline. So here’s my challenge to you, what do you want?


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