Making Decisive Decisions
I subscribe to this business blog, and received weekly updates via email. The blog is no joke called, I Will Teach You to Be Rich. The author, Ramit Sethi, is a little rough around the edges, but brings such a great perspective on how to approach your business. The email I got yesterday was about making decisions, or rather stop thinking about making decisions and just make them.
Most of the time I receive these email updates and peruse through for a quick second to see if there is anything I'm really interested in, or can take away from it. Usually there is, but this one just stuck with me a little bit longer.
I reflected on all the decisions I spent hours debating about regarding my business... Should I change my website design for the 100th time? What colors should I use on my website, my business cards, my stationary? Where should I order my stationary and business cards from? Where should my logo be placed on said paper documents? Top left, top right, centered??? SO MANY QUESTIONS!
Then I thought back on it, and the best decisions I ever made for myself were the quick one's. The decisive one's. I never consulted anyone, I never looked to see what the market said to do, or stalked my competitor's to see what they were doing. Nope, I just made a decision and never looked back because it was 100% me.
I took it a step further and compared it to when I photograph weddings. When I like a shot, I like it, and I know it. I rarely question my work, because I am confident in what I'm capturing. Then came the breakthrough... I need to approach these business decisions as if I was photographing a wedding. There's no time for self-doubt, no time to sit and reflect, no time to question yourself because decisions need to be made... and fast. Yeah, there are some photos I'm not a fan of, but more often then not the total end result is exactly what I wanted.
Make decisions, and make them yours.