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Business Decisions: How Are You Making Them
Wow, I can’t believe that we’re getting close to 200 and you’re not going to believe what I’ve got in store for you. I bet you never thought that was going to happen. But let’s do today’s episode 196. Yesterday, I posted on LinkedIn about yes, No or maybe. It was an idea that I was talking to a friend of mine about earlier in the week. A definite no. And if it’s a maybe, then it’s still yes or no. Why was I maybe a definite no? If it’s a really complex decision, does that mean that maybe it’s a no? Or is it a set of micro decisions and then you still need to make a decision, yes or no?
Is it a Yes or No?
As Yoda says, there is do or die. There is no try. So, what do you think? Do you think it’s miserable? Maybe. And that you need to make that choice? Do you need to go with your gut? Do you need to make a hit case or a definite no? Or is maybe some way where curiosity sleeps? Do you need to explore your curiosity? What do you think? So maybe. Are you looking at all the options? Are there things that cause your intuition to tell you or your past experiences or something is stopping you from making that decision, not their name? Or is it procrastination? Or is it you, just sitting there so that you don’t have to make a decision and just waiting for the universe to make a decision for you?
What is your miserable? Maybe? Are there some decisions where you should go? Absolutely. Yes, definitely. No maybes, definitely. You know. And there are other decisions where you’ve got to ponder a little and then break them up into macro decisions. Sometimes it can be a bit difficult to do. One of the things I like to do is have a look at that decision.
Why am I making that decision? Sometimes you need a little bit of breathing space. I’m quite good with intuition, but quite often, when I look back, I would say, I saw that one coming. I even thought about that at the time but didn’t act on it. So, is that what movies are about? Are they giving us that breathing space to take a breath, let us sit and decide?
When it comes to your business decisions, what should it be? Just go and do it right now. Stop procrastinating. Make it happen. Stick to that decision and be clear about it. And there’s definitely other things you should be getting rid of. And particular this time of year in Australia, we’re getting towards the end of our financial year.
So, things need to move. I know other countries don’t do it the same time we do. Also winter here, which is cold and gloomy although we’ve been very, very lucky this year and it’s only just here and our winter starts on the 1st of June, not the 21st. Not a lot of the other countries change their seasons. Are you making the decisions you need to make for your business or are you using a maybe, a miserable maybe as a procrastination?
Have some time to think about it and see what it is that you need to be doing and make those decisions. Don’t let those decisions make you because of course not making a decision is actually a decision in itself. So moving forward with your business, we’re almost halfway through. I’ve got a goal setting exercise. It’s where you put the big drops in first.
Making Your Goals Happen
So what is that you want to do for the next part of the year? What is it that you want to do for the following year? Three years, ten years? Those goals have got to go in first, and then you’ve got a smaller box. You grapple, then you can put those in and then you stand and you order.
I’m sure you’ve all heard of it. If not, click here, Big Rocks to Making Your Goals Happen. At Cathy Smith Coaching, we also have quite a bit of an article there that you can have a look at, but make sure that you are sticking to those big rocks. You are making those decisions and not letting them make you and that’s where we’re at for today.
Business Decisions: How Are You Making Them?
Next week I’m talking to Amy Big and we will be talking all about cash flow, making sure that your business is positive, cash flow solvent and can go into the future. Absolutely another wonderful episode. So I look forward to bringing that to you and the 200th episode, which is coming right around the corner. Can’t wait to show you what we’re doing there!
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