Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Your Instinct

Your Instinct

Your Instinct

“When you are in the zone your intuition comes to the

forefront . . . Your intuition will guide you. It’s

your friend. It has information your mind

 does not have. When you are a zone

performer – no matter what it is

you do – you are operating on

intuition and you have an

unfair advantage over

the competition.”

Jim Fannin, Author     


As I see it . . . . . . .

Your instinct


When you’re in the zone your instincts take over.


Michael Jordan is a good example of being in the zone as a basketball player. When the game was on the line . . . . and making the last shot would win the game they gave the ball to Michael.


Not only did they give the ball to Michael.


Michael wanted the ball . . . . and he has the sixth sense to know exactly what to do . . . . and how to do at that moment in the game.


Through his years of playing basketball Michael was a hard worker. He was committed to develop . . . . and maintain his skills at a cutting edge level. Michael worked hard to play basketball with excellences.


Your instincts . . . . are developed through your commitment to excellence . . . . hard work . . . . and over time. When it comes down to one shot your instincts will be there for you do the right thing . . . . at the right time.  



©2015 Lou Ludwig Motivational Power Quote, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author

Comment balloon 21 commentsLou Ludwig • July 17 2015 06:12AM


"Instinct" = boldness, confidence, posture, removing fear... all developed by doing it, over and over, and over when you did not want to or felt like it... great topic, Lou!!

Posted by Dan Hopper, Denver Realtor / Author / Advocate/Short Sale (Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC) almost 5 years ago

My instincts yesterday told me "do not comment on the plight of the rude and obnoxious".  I was able to sleep just fine without the little comments dancing through my head.

Posted by Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty ( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida) almost 5 years ago

Good morning, Lou -- with experience comes additional knowledge and insight ----  instincts become second nature --- practically automatic.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 almost 5 years ago

This is so true... I sometimes just sit and think about an issue. Soon my instinct kicks in and I am in the zone

Posted by Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers (David Tracy Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

Lou, If we had to make all decisions consciously, we wouldn't have time for much.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

Thanks for the info Lou....I am hoping to have an easier day today!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 5 years ago

Good Morning Lou Ludwig 

Listening to that inner voice is something that we need to train for to become successful at recognizing it. 

Posted by Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor® (Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA) almost 5 years ago

Very true. Our instinct helps to structure an offer on behalf of a buyer, what's important to a seller, etc. It's instinct that helps us read between the lines.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 5 years ago

Great example using Michael Jordan Lou. Being from Chicago, I am a huge fan.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 5 years ago

Goodinstincts come with time, hard work and knowledge. So many times, I have used my instincts without even being aware and it turned out perfect.

Posted by Barbara Michaluk, Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR (Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434) almost 5 years ago

Some are born with great instincts and some develop them through hard work and learning. Either way, the person who has a keen instinct is hard to keep down. 

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com (Zion Realty) almost 5 years ago

Booom! This happened to me today as I was doing Seller Lead follow up in my data base. My letters changed half way thru, I bet I get some good leads with the new mail follow up that popped into my head.
The secret? Focus on what you have to offer that they can use.
Never, I am an expert at..... and I do these things, it is how to best serve your client, what will best suit their needs and what can they get the most useful information from. Yes - That Does Rock!

Posted by Debra B Albert, PA almost 5 years ago

Lou - program you subconscious to be in the zone.  Right on.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 5 years ago


You are correct as being in your zone is so very important and sometimes not easy to achieve. MJ seemed to always be in the zone especially if the game was on the line. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) almost 5 years ago

No unfair advantage if you ask me, anyone that can get in that zone put a lot of practice into their skill!

Posted by Stefan Winter, Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech (Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger) almost 5 years ago

Inner feelings are very strong sometimes and are many many time right on  the nose.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 5 years ago

It takes lots of practice and developed skill to know what to do when you get the ball. Have a good evening Lou.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 5 years ago

It always seems to be the case that our instincts are so much stronger than we ever realize that they could ever be!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 5 years ago

Debbie is definitely right that it does take a lot of practice, but it also makes perfect what needs to be improved. I think that's a blessing in itself. Debbie Reynolds

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 5 years ago

And, you're not the only one, William and nor will you ever be alone in that!

William Feela

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 5 years ago

Experience and practice  makes your ability to trust your instincts with confidence possible.

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) almost 5 years ago