How to make better decisions: easier & faster!

 

Sometimes making decisions can be very overwhelming and time-consuming. Today I’m going to share my strategies to help you make better decisions faster.
All of us are making lots of decisions on a daily basis. And some of those decisions are massive ones that can have a huge impact our business, career, and our life. I see a lot of my clients struggle to pick what decision to make. when you are finding it difficult to come to a decision is to make sure that you know what it is that you want for the bigger picture.

Here’s what to do:

  1. When you are finding it difficult to come to a decision, make sure that you know what it is that you want for the bigger picture.So let’s say for instance you want to lose some weight. Then that is ultimately the goal, and any decision that you make in your life wants to support that objective.
  2. Which brings us to the second step: When you’re in the middle of a decision-making process, and you’re stuck on what option to choose.  Let’s take our weight loss analogy again and let’s say that you have to choose between cake or carrots. In this instance, you want to look at these two options and go, “Okay, which one is going to bring me closer to the goal that I desire?” And obviously, in this case, the carrots are going to be the better option.
  3. But what happens if you have two choices that will both get you to your goal? Returning to our weight loss example: say you had carrots and hummus as an option. Now both of the options are healthy, and both of them are supporting my goal. So how do you make a decision then? If you have two good options, then you want to ask yourself: “Which one is going to get me to my goal faster?”
  4. Lastly, if you’re not sure which one is going to take you to your goal faster, then just pick one and go for it. Oftentimes the thing that’s holding us back is not making a decision, and just staying in that indecision space the whole time. This can cause a lot of frustration and stress in our lives, careers, and businesses. So next time you’re not quite sure what to do, just pick one and go with it. And even if it’s the wrong decision, it doesn’t matter because guess what? You’re going to learn from this choice that you made and then you’ll improve as you go along.

These are just a few tips to make your decision-making process easier!

Now I’d like to hear from you:

Are you currently struggling to make a decision about something big? Tell us in the comments below. Or, do you maybe have some ideas for us to make even better decisions? We’d love to hear from you too. If you found this video helpful, remember to share it with two of your friends, and also sign up for my newsletter so that you can get these tips delivered to your inbox on a bi-weekly basis. Thank you so much for watching, and I’ll see you again next time.

Heads or Tails?

Heads or tails?

I recently had to make a tough decision: Do I teach more Pilates classes? Literally in just one week I had four teaching opportunities show up in my inbox. And I was so tempted to say yes to all of them.

In the past I would have been very torn and might have said yes simply out of fear of missing out on something good. Later I would have regretted my decision or realized I took on too much. This would have led to dealing with the next set of emotions of failing, letting people down, or being viewed as unreliable and flaky.

Although I was flattered by all the opportunities, it ended up being quite easy to decide which ones to pursue and which to let go of.

Here’s how I did it:


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1. Clarity. At the beginning of the year I set very strategic goals for myself. As you know, I’m trying to ramp up my life-coaching business, and as a result I’ve set clear guidelines of when and how much I should be teaching Pilates. Anything beyond than those guidelines is a big “no thank you!”

2. Abundance. I believe opportunities are a little like buses: There will always be another one. No, it won’t be the same one, but if you really want something and work for it, other ventures will come your way. So if you let this one go and realize later you should have taken it, manifest a new possibility for yourself. This also pulls you away from the “what if I make a mistake?” mindset.

3. Trusting my gut. If an opportunity doesn’t excite me, I don’t go for it. Yes, initially I was thrilled by the variety, but then as time went by, the excitement for some of them wore off. I immediately scratched them off my list and moved on. I literally set them free for someone else to have, knowing that the right opportunity will come my way when it’s ready.

Now I’d like to hear from you. How do you decide whether an opportunity is right for you? Or perhaps you struggle to know which is the best one? What’s making it hard to decide? Tell me in the comments below.