When Opportunity Strikes, Check Your Internal Compass

Making decisions often begin with a YES or a NO. But that's usually just the start of a more complicated process. For many people, the big questions are decided by instinct. You find the answers not with thorough research, but rather by testing the decision against an inner emotional or intuitive response. And that's what I did with an opportunity that came my way. To try to get a sense of whether I wanted to be the "fundraising guru" for an artists' crowdfunding … [Read more...]

What to Do When Opportunity Knocks

Sometimes a big opportunity comes your way that you weren't expecting. It's often hard to know what to do. Big Opportunities Have a Price A new, big opportunity is likely to disrupt your life. And because it's new and untested, you're asked to make space in your life, sometimes lots of space, for something that's uncertain. Opportunity is knocking on my door right now. A big opportunity has just knocked on my door and I'm not sure what to do. A large, well-known … [Read more...]

How to Make Decisions to Expand Your Horizons and Life

Have you ever noticed that inertia often keeps you from doing things? Do you sometimes find that you don't do things because you're uneasy about them? For many -- even most people -- the natural tendency of inertia combined with a sense of fear keeps them from taking advantage of many wonderful opportunities that come their way. Advice For Generations Many years ago, my father gave me some advice about making decisions that has shaped much of my life. The other day, … [Read more...]

Making Tough Decisions: A Coin Toss With a Twist

I love the sense of excitement that comes from being clear about things. I think quickly, and it's often easy for me to make decisions based on... well, I guess "intuition" is the best explanation. But still, like everyone else, sometimes I just can't decide which course to take. Fortunately, my friend Anne gave me a perfect decision-making method for those times when I simply can't commit one way or the other. A Foolproof Decision Making Technique for When You … [Read more...]