Listen to your gut, or else

Posted April 16, 2010 by Gabriel Hurley

It's easy to say "go with your gut". Following through on it is harder. But that's not the point.

What I'm getting at instead is the fact that when you don't—at least in my life—it usually catches up with you, and quickly.

I worked like mad this week: 3 major design projects, 2 major coding projects, 2 filming engagements, and negotiations with a new (large) client for Zero Coordinate.

However, two of those jobs didn't feel right when I went into them. My gut was telling me no, but I said yes anyway. I went for them, and I was stressed and overloaded for doing it.

Now both those jobs have fallen apart. One of the two was that large client for ZC, and what really drove it home was that the client told me they had to say no because "it was a gut feeling."

I guess we'd both had that feeling, and I just didn't listen. Maybe he's the smarter businessman for it. It's definitely a lesson worth learning, 'cuz this week just didn't work out.

Categories: Business

Two comments:
  • 4 years ago

    I actually totally agree with all that you've just said, but I love this expression too much not to bring it up in this situation:

    The danger with thinking with your gut, is your gut's got s--t for brains.

  • Gabriel Hurley
    4 years ago

    Haha, well said, Donovan!


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