Making better decisions isn’t always easy (is that a Captain Obvious statement, or what?).
The best decision makers go to their decision making “tool kit” and try out different tools to see if one or more helps clarify which way they should go.
There was a particular tool (I’ll call it a technique) used by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos when he was trying to determine if he should start Amazon in the first place.
When Bezos used this technique, things became very clear about what he should do. In fact, he found it so helpful, that he has continued to use it regularly for decisions big and small. (more…)
Have you seen a dumb decision being made by someone?
Isn’t your first thought: What were you thinking?
But, I also have a second thought: How can I avoid a bad decision? …so others don’t think the first thought about me. 🙂
Here are 5 really funny, but dumb decisions that prompt the first question.
… then I want to show you 2 ways to avoid bad decisions in the future. (more…)
Have you ever heard or seen something that seems so crazy that it can’t possibly be true… and yet it is?
Here’s a hidden decision influencer that sounds crazy… but its effects have been verified.
It is called the Priming Effect.
Here’s what it can do: trick our brains at the subconscious level… that then affects our choices and actions.
It can even (without your knowledge) turn you into a rude jerk that feels justified in being that way. (more…)
We All Make Choices,
But In The End Our Choices Make Us.
One of the most important factors to achieving success in life is making good decisions.
Good decisions = a better life
Poor decisions = a regret filled life
Kind of hard to argue with that.
But, here’s the problem: There are hidden factors distorting every decision you make—even the ones carefully made. (more…)
Finding a better job and making the right decision is not easy. Can the 5-step decision making process help?
Here is a real life case study showing how the 5-step decision making process was used in finding a better job.
Better Job = a more enjoyable, less stressful job in addition to good paying.
Read on to learn how it all worked together for great results…
Trying to make better decisions can be soooooo frustrating.
Even when you really, really want to make the best decision, and you take time to think it through, it often turns out less than you hoped.
The reality is that often we make decisions based on a faulty process. Being deliberate won’t help.
But, there is a simple approach you can use that will significantly increase the odds of a good outcome.
Have you wrestled over how to make a difficult decision?
That decision is made all the more difficult when you remember previous decisions that blew up in your face.
You think, “God, I don’t want that to happen again.”
So, how do you choose wisely… and prevent an outcome you regret? (more…)
Have you ever thought you were making good decisions that promised to make life better… and instead things got worse?
Things go off the road… and you are now a passenger in the unfolding of events?
Then a friend of yours, trying to be encouraging, says “it will get better! The disaster is actually a blessing! It’ll eventually turn out good…”
After shooting them and disposing of their body, you want to scream, “Why did this happen? It seemed like I made a good decision at the time!”
What you may not know is there was something influencing your decision that you couldn’t see. (more…)
Nate was wrestling with God again.
He wanted to choose the path God had for him. He wanted to exercise good decision making in God’s will.
The problem was he didn’t know what God wanted him to do.
Oh sure, he knew God didn’t want him murdering someone or stealing their stuff. But, the situation he faced was not so clear cut.
How could Nate be sure the decision he was making would be pleasing to God and turn out well? (more…)