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Do you know someone who seemingly everyone loves, trusts & respects but that person sends your spidey-sense tingling?
Ever wonder, “What is wrong with me?! Why am I the ONLY one who doesn’t like this person?!”
“Julia" came highly recommended and showed up at a time when I was looking for her services. She seemed nice enough, but my gut was telling me to run. I didn’t.
Instead, I went and talked to some mutual acquaintances and they sang her praises. My instinct was screaming, “NO! Don’t do it, don't hire this woman!”
But the voice in my head overrode my instincts. I mean, all these people must know better than I do, they can't be wrong. My gut must be off, there is obviously something wrong with me that I can’t see what they see.
I hired her and wound up spending a lot of money and not only did I hate the results, Julia was difficult to work with.
I knew we weren't a fit but I hired her anyway.
But I continued to question MY JUDGEMENT and asked myself, "Why did everyone think Julia was the greatest, but me?" For the longest time I thought I was broken.
It finally sunk in that just because friends, family, co-workers, Oprah or even the Dali Lama like someone, have a good experience with them, do business with them, or are friends with them, that doesn’t mean that I have to.
I get to choose. I need to listen to my gut, my instinct, my intuition, no matter what anyone else says or does. I don't have to like or work with everyone, I just need to find who/what fits/feels right to me.
It’s kinda like my relationship with olives. I don’t like ‘em, I don’t eat ‘em and I don’t have to know why. My tastebuds tell me they don’t taste good, but, that doesn’t mean someone else can’t love 'em.