- February 17, 2012
- Posted by: Paul Foster
- Category: Business tips, Decision Making in Business, Innovative Business Strategies
Please, just make a decision!
Indecision can be paralyzing and frustrating to your business as well as your personal life.
I believe it is the actions you take to implement a decision that are more important than which option you choose. But if you can’t decide – then no action happens. If you are stuck between option A and option B, isn’t it better just to pick one and then make the best implementation actions?
Here are a couple decision making tips I’ve developed as an advisor to business owners as well as a decision maker:
1) When I have a client struggling with a big decision I ask them the following question:
If you had to decide in the next 10 seconds – What would your decision be?
This question helps the business owner find out what their ‘gut feeling’ is on the decision.
2) I hear from some business owners, that some business advisors won’t share their opinion on a decision with a client as a result of fear or irresponsibility. I think this is a huge disservice to clients and a source of major frustration when looking for assistance. I don’t mind sharing my opinion but I just make sure it is only my opinion.
I would typically say, “Well if it was me making this decision and based on my understanding of the facts, then I would make the following decision…” If your advisor can’t give you their advice why did you hire them?
Maybe the problem is bad advisors?
It brings to the question:
“If you had to decide in the next 10 seconds whether to fire your current business advisor or not, what would you do?”