decision-making

The Art of Decision-Making, or Why I Painted All of My Walls White

35,000 decisions per day. Let that sink in for a moment. On average, adults make 35,000 decisions per day. I’m getting a headache just thinking about it. Decisions like what to wear, what to eat, which way to drive to work. No matter how small or large, decisions take up bandwidth in our brains. And just like the internet when the bandwidth gets taken up by useless stuff, our decision-making can slow down our effectiveness at work, in relationships, basically in every facet of our lives. What to do about it (there’s another decision!)? I’ll play Marie Kondo of your…

When You Only Have Time for a Quickie…

Ok, people, focus. You have limited time, and you need to get a project completed fast. Or you have to make a dinner reservation at a new place. Maybe you have to arrange for some service done on your home. Or you have to switch vendors at work. Time is a scarce resource. You don’t have the luxury of conducting multiple interviews, performing tons of research, and asking all of your friends. You’ve got 20 other tasks to accomplish, and all before your next coffee break. How can you decisively make your selection without blowing your time budget? First, spend…

paralysis analysis

PARALYSIS ANALYSIS …DON’T LET IT HAPPEN TO YOU!

An economic slowdown is a prime time to come down with this affliction. Why? Well, perhaps you have more time on your hands due to slower business. Maybe you are worried about spending any money whatsoever with times so tight. Are your decisions heavily-scrutinized to keep costs contained? Is it possible that you are second-guessing yourself after having lost some faith in your abilities because of the recession? Any one of these alone could cause a mild case, but all taken together could lead to a major bout of PARALYSIS ANALYSIS! What is it? It is when you spend extra…