Hellllo, moms on the rise!
I’m so excited for our topic today because I think it’s one that has such a profound effect on our businesses AND even on our personal lives.
Before I start, I want to make sure I introduce myself in case you’re new here. I’m so glad to have you! My name is Rachael and I help moms grow their business by helping them create time, money management systems, and business strategies. I also work to help them with their mindset so that they can have time and financial freedom. Because that’s what we all want, right!?
Today’s topic is all about decision making.
Specifically, the drama that tends to come along with it.
Decision-making drama occurs when it’s time to make a decision in your business or anywhere in your life, and you find yourself pumping the brakes.
Maybe you find yourself wrapped up in the questions, going back and forth, and wasting time and energy just THINKING about what decision you’re going to make.
The thing is, it doesn’t have to be this way.
It doesn’t have to involve the drama. Because there are some things that we can do for ourselves ahead of time so that when the time to make a decision comes, we can do it with ease. We can save ourselves a lot of drama, a lot of energy, a lot of anxiety, and all that stuff that is holding us back from building our business. When we focus on the drama, it takes away our bandwidth to create amazing content and to interact with the people in our groups, coach the people that we’re currently coaching, or whatever it looks like for you.
From what I’ve learned about successful decision-makers, they don’t go back and forth. They make a decision, do it, and learn from whatever happens. If it didn’t go the way they had planned, they learn from it and move on. If it worked out exactly as planned, they incorporate that again. Making quick and GOOD decisions in your business is super important for the success of your business.
Are you ready for those steps?
It’s time to put an end to decision drama!
Step One: All about the mindset!
If you’ve read my blogs before, you probably could have guessed this one! I’m a firm believer in the power of mindset and thoughts. Your thoughts flow into your actions and results, which is why they’re the number one thing to tackle. Get rid of the negative thoughts surrounding decision making. Change your thoughts into something that is a more empowering thought about making the decisions rather than something that is holding you back, because then it’s keeping you in that struggle.
Step Two: Set your boundaries.
Boundaries can help set you up for success. They set the stage for your decision-making by allowing you to come up with some non-negotiables and pre-decision decisions! This can be things like deciding a monetary amount you wouldn’t like to go over when it comes to coaching, deciding what features a software must have before you buy, or deciding things that your packages MUST offer.
Having boundaries clearly set up makes it much easier for you to make a decision when the time comes around. If your boundary was to not spend more than $1,000 on courses and you see a course for $1,500, it’ll be an easy “no.” There could be so many different examples for this! Really think about what those boundaries are today rather than when you’re faced with a decision.
Just because you make boundaries now doesn’t mean there isn’t room to go back and adjust them from time to time. Just make sure that when you’re making these adjustments, they’re coming from a place of positivity and growth.
Step Three: Stick to the boundaries.
This one is simple. Don’t waver away from your boundaries. When it comes a time, you take that decision, you look at your boundary, and then you stick with it. If you’re feeling like over time those boundaries are being challenged, then it’s time to go back to step two where I talked about modifying those boundaries a little bit so that you can make your decisions quickly and easily.
Step Four: Make the decision!
You guessed it – it’s time to make the decision! Obviously, your boundaries aren’t going to take care of every single decision that you might face in your business or in your life. But once you’ve set the boundaries, if you really take a good, deep dive into making a list of the pros and the cons of whatever this decision is you’re making, you’re going to be able to make that decision easier and set a deadline. Deadlines can help you not waste too much time on the decision drama.
Think of it this way – you wouldn’t take your sweet time when it comes to answering a marriage proposal! Letting decisions go on for longer than they need to will only set you up for stress and provide you little to no movement in your business. Just think – if you’re waiting for a month to make a decision, you could have been making money in that time!
There we go…are you ready to say “goodbye” to decision drama!? I hope that this was helpful for you today. Please feel free to share this with anybody that you know who might also struggle with decision drama.
Trust me, once you get this decision drama down and out of your way, you’ll have more energy to create things for your business and to grow your business with ease. Which is what we want at the end of the day!
Thank you so much for reading.