We are a decision factory – everyone in the office, their primary function can be summed up in one word. The decisions we make each and every day have a profound impact on someone and something in the world. Sometimes we are able to help a dream come true and find financing for their business, then there are the times that we help people find out where they stand and what they need to do to get their business the assistance it needs. 

It is all about a decision. So with that, how do we go about making better decisions? Learning, reading, studying, asking for help – all personal development, is a lifelong commitment to having humility and understanding that we will never know it all, but at least we will know enough to make a better decision. 

Since we now know what we create – we can now build on it. We do not have to go around and try and determine what our purpose is – we now understand it. Now that we understand the purpose we can go about putting it into action. These actions will help to take the risk out of making a good decision, where a framework is created to help alleviate the risk involved.

1. Try not to Overthink
Overthinking can be a fatal error. It has the ability to kill a good decision before it even has the chance of being made. Making the “perfect” decision is not needed. The best decision comes from the experiences of making some not-so-good decisions and that comes from practice.

2. Take Care of Yourself
As with all aspects of your life – when your brain and body are feeling well, you make good decisions. It is when you become fatigued and worn down, does the process break down. Get sleep, drink water, and eat well – all help to make great decisions.

3. Remover Yourself – Look at it from the outside
Out of body experience – seeing the big picture, will provide you with the perspective you need to make the best decision. Seeing a problem from all points and perspectives enables you to gain an unfair advantage and bring multiple solutions to a complex issue

4. Mistakes – Part of the Process
There is no avoiding the mistake. A mistake is only a mistake if you see it as a “Mistake”. Very often the mistake can be used to your advantage, either by learning what not to do or by capitalizing on creating the situation to rectify the problem. Own it and work to build upon it to a positive outcome.

5. Emotions/Passions and Making Decisions
Emotions play a vital role in the making of a decision. Knowing when to use them.

6. Stay True to Your Core Values
Making sure that the decisions you are making do not “violate” your core values. Stay true to those values as they are what you have built yourself upon. Build your decisions on those core values as they will be there to help guide you through difficult and troubling times. Sacrifice, of your core values, is not an option.