One of the biggest challenges that faces most of my clients is when they reach that point where they want to switch from investing all of “their” time into their business and they want to start paying for help or systems that make it easier, faster or simpler.
The results of the decision can rarely be defined or guaranteed so they often struggle, trapped in limbo. Should I or should I not.
What needs to happen to make decision making easier?
There are 2 things:
- Be clear on your own values and beliefs. That way if someone presents a business proposition that is against what you believe in then you can very quickly respond with a no thank you.
- Establish if you achieved the ideal solution just the way you would like it to be it would be like what?
By exploring it as a solved problem where everything is just how you would like it to be you can start to explore the full potential of a given scenario.
One of my clients was exhausted from working 7 day weeks and desperate to break the cycle. Through a facilitated sessions she explored every thing from how her company would be in 10 years time. The parts of the business she loved and the parts she hated and held her back. This client soon established that she really did not like selling so she would need to employ an assistant who was happy to sell. She also recognised that she would need an assistant to help her run her training programmes so they would have to have some knowledge of her business. While exploring this possibility she had considered that these might be 2 different people.
Imagine a few weeks later when she met a wonderful lady looking for ad hoc part-time work, to fit around her family. This person came from a sales background and had recently attended the training programme. Imagine how difficult it was for this person to make the decision to employ and take the next step forward in her business.
When you know what you want in detail and you fully understand it yourself you are more likely to recognise the solution when it comes on to your radar.
Now you know that what would you like to have happen?
What needs to happen for that to happen?
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What happens just before decision?
Are you like many that run around asking everyone else what they would do? Gaining all kinds of perspectives all kinds of opinions. Then what happens to decision?
In my experience if you ask people who have very similar values to you and they really understand you they may give you something that is workable. But more often or not they simply add another dilemma to the pot. Advise is great if you know HOW to implement it, if you believe it with all your heart.
But what happens when you take advice and it doesn’t work?
Then what happens to making decisions?
When I am working with people in business the biggest and most profitable leap of faith they can make is believing in themselves. Slowing the world down enough to listen to their own thoughts, their own advise and really digest the information for themselves. One way you can do this is by writing all your thoughts down and then reading it back a day later and asking yourself questions as though a friend had told you everything and they had come to you for advice. Look at the information presented and think is there anything else I need to know before I could advise my best friend.
This is a good point to ask others when you are much clearer what piece of information you want or need and it is usually about the how rather than what they FEEL is best. Only you can work out what FEEL’s right for you.
Find the missing information and then ask yourself a few more questions, then look at this piece of writing a day later.
What do you notice? Is there anything else you need? before you can give this friend advice.
Still struggling I help people in an hour and half to gain clarity, focus and direction so that they can make decisions that work for them.
Please do share the difficult decisions you are facing right now I guarantee you wont be the only one.
thanks for listening