Making a decision can be a pain in rear. Especially a big one.
When my client asked me for insight on how to make a decision, I decided to turn it into a blog post. Because my effortless tips are AWESOME SAUCE.
Let’s get to it.
1. Act Like You are Advising a Friend or Loved One.
If they came to with the same dilemma, what advice would you give them? What would you recommend? This question is super powerful because it access your creativity and genius zone. It uses your own intuition – which is where the answer lies.
2. Are You Making Your Decision From Fear?
Our mind loves routine AND it loves to protect us. So the “safe” route is what the mid will prefer. Ensure the decision isn’t made JUST because it is the safer choice. Why? Because that is a decision made from a place of fear. And that can easily lead into regret later.
Don’t be the #shouldawouldacoulda person!
3. Is There Another Solution?
Look at the cons of all the options. Then see if there is a way to reduce the cons. Is there a new solution which can be a hybrid of the different options? Instead of just a “Yes” or “No” option, is there another solution which can work?
Ex: Should I invest a coach?
Initial Options: 1. Yes, do it! 2. No! I can’t afford it.
Alternatives: 3. Maybe – let me looking into coaches & see if there is one that really inspires me. If and when I find that person, I can then re-evaluate my decision.
4. Project Yourself into the Future.
One year from now, when you are looking back on your decision, how does it feel? Try on all the options in your mind. Which feels better? Which one fuels your purpose/soul? Which fuels your goals? Which choice makes you proud & give your butterflies?
5. What Would Your BEST Self Do?
Do you have a mentor or role model? Take a few minutes and jot down what qualities about them inspire you. If they had to make the same decision what option would they choose? Does that option resonate with you? This will get you closer to the mindset of the “ideal” you. What would she/he do?
– Ensure you are not stressed/anxious when you are asking yourself these questions
– Get a pen & paper! Writing is a powerful tool. Set a timer & get to it!
– Know YOU have the right answer. And these questions will guide you to it. Check out this research by PsychCentral.
– If nothing comes to you immediately, take a break and come back to it later.
Making decisions can be tricky. But now you are armed with thought provoking questions to make the best decision for you!
Sending you Love, Light & Oodles of Positive Vibes
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Here are some of the reviews on the discovery session.
“Hey Indrani! Thank you so much for the awesome work that you do. You’re absolutely amazing! I had a great discovery session with you today. Thank you for your tips on helping me deal with my inner child, fear, and the affirmations to calm my inner child and fear. Great work 👏🏾!!!” Lonette Flowers