A Simple Tip for Decision Making in Business

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 is 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?

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Here are a couple of 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?”

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Author: Paul Foster
Paul's life’s purpose is to bring more cash, freedom and happiness to independent business owners. Paul wants to learn about your toughest business challenges and frustrations so he can help you tackle them.