Here's the bottom line: We all make terrible decisions at some point or another. It's also been proven that the more you step into the unknown, the more irrational your choices will be.
Working for yourself is full of uncertainty, so does that mean you're always not thinking straight or making good choices? Not necessarily.
One way to ensure your head is clear and choices are based on logic, rather than emotion is to EMBRACE THE CHAOS.
Now, if you're following along at home, you know that I have anxiety and the older I get, the harder it is to handle. I'm currently in a sea of "I have no idea what I am doing right now". Yes, I'm terrified... But is that making me base future business decisions emotionally?
The easiest way to embrace uncertainty is why working up to it. I don't mean, if you're afraid of heights go and book a skydive. I mean, start by achieving little things that scare you.
8 years ago I would not have even considered the proposal of leaving everything I've ever known behind and going on a cross country adventure and settling in a small town, two states away from home. But, here I am.
Looking back, there was a series of small things that tested my ability to cope and (at the time) felt like mountains. By achieving them and pushing myself just a little, it prepared me for a bigger jump... and then a bigger one and so on. Facing things that scare you and working on them probably has its roots in Change Management theory (more on that another time), and is something faced by EVERYONE.
Because I made those smaller achievements, I was able to wade my way through bigger ones... with a clearer head.
By embracing the chaos, in small steps, I opened myself up to new adventures AND got to keep my head screwed tightly in place at the same time. It was a long road, and there's definitely still improvement to be made, but it's a work in progress.
What about you? How do you make sure you're not making c*ap decisions in your business?
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