Were you on my free “get unstuck” call on Thursday? I had a record number of people sign up. That really excited me because the topic is something that is so dear to my heart (and that I don’t ever talk about).
My talk was about how to get unstuck in your business. If you missed the sign up – -you can still get the recording here. I am thrilled to say that the feedback on the call has been very positive — so I’ll be delving deeper into this important topic in the future.
One of the key things that I shared in my talk was my process for making decisions. I admit that when I started putting together the talk I wasn’t sure I had a process (decision making comes very naturally to me). But, as I was getting on the plane – it occurred to me that I *did* in fact have a process — and I’m going to share it with you in today’s blog post.
Step One: Gather Information
Before you make any decision, you need to get the information you need to decide. In the case of choosing a seat on my Southwest flight – I needed to know whether the flight was full or not so I could decide whether to take a seat where I might be stuck in the middle — or take a seat on the aisle. The best strategy depended on how many people would eventually get on the plane. So, I asked the stewardess — she said the plane would be pretty full. In your business, this fact finding stage can take days (or weeks) or just minutes… The key here is to gather the information and then move on to the next step…
Step Two: Interpret the Facts Now that you have the facts you need – it is time to interpret them so you can make your decision. In the case of the airline seat, the interpretation was easy – I couldn’t count on having the seat next to me empty – so I chose my seat accordingly. The pitfall with business decisions is that sometimes we let our decision making be clouded by doubt and fear. Don’t let those emotions in. Make your decision based on the facts as you see them.
Step Three: Look at the Opportunity/Options and Decide. You’ve looked at the options – now it is time to stretch your imagination and see what choices you really have. Now is the time to make a decision. If you’ve done steps 1 and 2 – you should know the right choice. Make it and start implementing.
The speakers at next week’s Extreme Income Explosion Summit are going to be focusing on topics that will help you with all three phases of this decision making process. We’ve opened up simulcast registration so you can attend from home. You’ll be able to watch every session live (you’ll also have access to recordings for 30 days), ask questions of the speakers (we’ll have someone on hand to voice your questions to the speakers who will answer you live), and network with other attendees. Click here for more information