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I make decisions daily. We all do.
Big ones and little ones.
We are often in meetings where we ask our clients to make really important decisions, often as a group. Yesterday I sat in on a meeting with a new client who flew in for a presentation. And there was a decision that needed to be made quickly. A lot of the solutions we presented felt right to them. So the team did one of my absolute favorite things to do in a meeting.
We passed out the orange index cards.
And said.” Before we discuss this any further. Write down your gut reaction. We won’t hold you to it, but it’s very helpful.’
Cordell reminded me of some research that says your gut is often your better decision maker. Love it when science backs up my gut.
From an article in New Scientist:
It turns out that because our emotions emerge from our unconscious mind, from our internal supercomputer, they tend to reflect more information than our rational mind.
Pretty cool. Huh?
I am making a ton of decisions for Brains on Fire these days. Business is good and we are moving fast. It is an exciting and encouraging time.
I put off a decision recently that I knew I should make — in order to gather more information. And it turned out I flat out should have trusted my gut. I didn’t need fact to validate my gut. Not at all.
Gut instinct is powerful.
Has there ever been a time when you trusted your gut and it let you down? Mine has worked every single time.