Have a look at your current lifestyle and the orientation of your business ventures. Do you believe you are making the right decisions every day? Many of you that know me have heard me say that there are no right or wrong decisions, or good or bad decisions, there are just decisions that lead to results. Those results are to be included in the choices you make going forward.
As the year begins, we are diving into the topic of decision making, and will be looking at how we approach our decisions as well as barriers to our choices. As a business owner, there are constant decisions to make every single day – it is a part of your role. Today, we are presenting a framework for how you can most effectively approach the decisions you make, and how to dissolve the barriers you may face.
When it comes to decision making, accept that there are risks associated with each possible outcome before making a final decision.
The process begins well before the decision: You determine the issue at hand. Will you require extra resources to make the best decision? Is the challenge a real problem that needs your personal attention or can it be delegated? How does it affect you? It is critical to differentiate the urgent issues from the important issues, and allocate your decision making efforts accordingly.
Draw from your previous experiences and instincts when you are considering your decision-making options. Rely on your intuition and past learning of what you know to be right by your own standards and from what may potentially cause you further problems. It may take some time as you consider the consequences of every decision you can make, but it is worth investing the time to develop a process to make your choices.
Once you have thought through the variety of arrangements you can carry out, it is essential to use some version of a system to ensure that you end up finding the right solution to your issues. Whenever doubt enters your mind, a choice is to take a time-out, reorganize your thoughts, and then go back to your process again.
The following are some tools we offer for use at BusinessLife Coaching, and suggest be employed when approaching and making a decision.
Everyone faces constraints, the key is understanding what they are so that you may surmount them. You may consider dissolving the barrier and taking away what gives it strength, or you may have to find a way over, under, or around it if it does not move. Are you clear about what types of barriers there are?
Barriers are unavoidable for the individual as well as for the team. These are some examples of barriers to watch for and how to discover them:
Barriers are not the end of your decision-making strategies. They can be minor hiccups, or they can be temporary roadblocks, it all depends on your response and plans to move around them. Consider the necessary talents and skills to get over your obstacles and decide upon a strategy with goals, objectives, and action items to go through your challenges.
What barriers have you experienced, are currently undergoing, or can foresee shortly for your business? Set up a free call with Peter today and let’s chat about some of these barrier challenges.