How to Make Better, Faster Business Decisions
Many small business professionals toss and turn in the middle of the night, losing valuable hours of much needed sleep worrying about making a key decision. So, what can the average small business IT pro do to make better decisions at a faster pace? Here are some recommendations.
Decide to make a decision: This is easier said than done though. Many of us put off making difficult decisions. With this mental tennis match going on in our brains, we struggle to focus on real priorities. Feelings of worry, guilt and indecisiveness set in. To cope, set a firm deadline for you decision and stick with it.
Focus on the big picture: When we think small we are limiting our own strengths and abilities. When we focus and think big picture, the small decisions don’t worry us. Start with the end in mind and keep your focus on the big picture.
What’s in it for me?: Focus on yourself and your abilities, your strengths and weaknesses, your own limitations and personal boundaries. Always make decisions with integrity in mind and your own strengths and weaknesses in mind. Don’t be afraid to delegate tasks to others who are stronger and better skilled than you are in some areas.
Nothing is perfect: You will go crazy if perfection is an important criteria on you making a decision. Another great success tip: Nothing in this world is perfect and everything can be improved on.
Trust yourself: If you don’t have the trust and confidence in your own abilities or skills, how can you ever make a decision let alone execute on what you have decided to do. If you don’t trust yourself you can never trust anyone else as well, this makes it hard to do your day to day tasks, let alone run a business. T
Do you know what you want? Do you trust yourself? If so, make a decision before your competitors do — and beat you to the punch.
Stuart Crawford provides mentoring services to Microsoft Small Business Specialists across the world. His third book on Goal Setting is now released at http://www.goalsettingforitprofessionals.com. Join his free monthly IT Professional conference calls at http://www.freeitmarketingseminar.com.