No-Lose Decisions: Moving Beyond Fear

No-Lose Decisions: Moving Beyond Fear

A classic paradox of free will is the story of a donkey that is both hungry and thirsty but is equidistant from a bale of hay and a trough of water.  It can’t decide between the two choices and consequently starves.  Absurd though this example may be, from time to time, most of us are guilty of making no decision, even when any of the available options would be an improvement over no action at all.  Failure to make a choice is always disempowering.  Yet, this issue comes up all the time.  

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Kick 'em to the Curb: When to Dump Bad Clients

This article focuses on business relationships, but really the same exercise is applicable for friendships, romantic relationships, etc.  Just think of the “bottom line” as your happiness, contentment and achievement of your life goals.  The only place where I do NOT recommend using this approach is for evaluating close relatives and spouses. You are busy.  You don’t have time to waste on people (and businesses) that don’t add significant value to your bottom line.  Do you have trouble making enough time for all your clients AND marketing?  Are you having trouble deciding for which potential new clients you should offer special discounts?  Then this exercise is perfect for you. This month I am introducing a quick trick to help you decide which of your clients you should “kick to the curb.”

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Hold, Raise or Fold? - When to Stick With Your Plan and When to Retreat

Last month I discussed how to decide whether to persevere and continue to pursue your goals even in the face of setbacks. This month’s article is basically part two. If you decided that your goals ARE worth pursing, how do you decide if you should stay the course or if you should revise your plan? Here are some of the questions to ask yourself:

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