The Neuroscience Of Trusting Your Gut

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Why should you trust your gut? Because science says it’s the foundation of rational decision making. (“@FastCoLead: More and more research shows that trusting your gut is a good idea.

Matthew Fritz‘s insight:

It’s more than just intuition–it’s bio-chemical! EQ teaches us that we feel before we think, and the neuroscience behind this reaction is fascinating (and telling). This is not to say you should always trust your gut, but you should definitely pay attention to it. What are you feeling today?

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Matthew Fritz is a leader and mentor in the field of complex organizational change, emotional intelligence, and organization strategy. A successful DoD senior-acquisition program manager and test leader, Matt has earned documented success in the areas of test and evaluation, assessment, technology development and flight operations. He has specialized experience in cost, schedule and performance management and is an active duty Field-Grade Officer with command-experience in the United States Air Force. Matt is also a certified acquisition professional, as well as a certified Emotional Intelligence Trainer/Practitioner. He is the Author of an instructional book entitled, “Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile for Success” and actively blogs with other military leaders at, as well as his personal blog at He and his wife, Stacy, enjoy life with their daughter and son in New Mexico.

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