“Experience has taught me a few things…listen to your gut no matter how good something sounds on paper. And…sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.” ~ Donald Trump
“So Mrs. Roddy, explain to me again how that works. Charles and Sandra are wonderful people, great friends of mine, educated, hard working, and come from good families. I like them! How is it that my body is giving me a “heads-up” to get out from under their drama?”
“Well, honey, it’s complicated…and yet, it isn’t. Nothing magical or mystical about it—it’s science. Our brains are wonderful computers. Data is coming in from more sources than your eyes and ears can process. But your brain is processing this information all the time even if you are not fully aware.
“It has nothing to do with Charles and Sandra being deceptive with you. I’d bet they’re sincere, truly value your advice, and think you can help them. What’s not to like?
“From where I’m sitting, as a spectator to this story, I wouldn’t even concern myself with the details of Charles and Sandra’s motives. We do that too often—we ‘over intellectualize.’”
Dianna frowned. “Over intellectualize?”
“Yes. Mr. Roddy used to chastise me about that. I’d want to know the WHY about something concerning human interaction—mine or other people’s. Especially if that interaction felt uncomfortable. Bill would roll his eyes and ask me, ‘what difference does WHY make? That potential client you just had lunch with was nice. But you’ve come home tired, irritable, and cranky. Clearly there is something going on with them that your eyes and ears might not have heard. But the deeper part of your brain heard it!’”
I sighed. “So honey, hear me when I tell you, in the past I’ve been guilty of not following my own advice. I’ve learned a powerful lesson in the process.”