Having helped many people get through one of the toughest periods in their lives—be it divorce, prison, death of a loved one, terminal illness, or financial disaster, the best service I can offer to others is a method to help them avoid bad decisions and to make good ones. What makes me an expert in this area? I have a wealth of experience one-on-one, in groups and in formal proceedings about how to accomplish exactly that: I help people make better decisions.
The concept is simple:
- Recognize where you are in life or in the decision-making process.
- Seek out the opinions of others who might have a better perspective than you on the situation.
- Take the time you need to make a balanced, and realistic plan.
- Have the courage to follow though.
These steps, in business or matters of the heart, honor your own specific needs and process, giving you the space you need to decide as opposed to react. The first step, recognizing that there is a choice to be made, is often the most elusive. Being in a group, such as a mastermind or an ongoing consulting relationship, can be a blessing for the opportunity you receive to step back and evaluate options before you either run out of time or resources. Someone is there to listen to you, to pay attention to your challenges and frustrations, and to give you an opening to stop and be deliberate about your next move. Hindsight is 20-20, but what about those who have the benefit of experience, expertise, and perseverance in their lives? This is what I try to bring to the table every time a client sits down with me to discuss a new idea or find the solution to a problem.
Quite often when I meet with someone in my office (either in person or virtually) the conversation ranges into areas which were not necessarily on the agenda for the meeting. This is because I am not afraid to pose questions. It is important to understand the problem if I am truly to be of help. For example, if someone comes to me asking for a website, I want to know what they expect from it. I ask who their intended audience is, and what steps they are willing to take to promote it. I have often used the metaphor of putting a book in the library. Making the website is like publishing a book, that no one will look at without proper promotion. There is a myriad of tools at my disposal as a social media marketer, but each case needs personal attention to detail to be effective. There are many right and wrong decisions available. Consider setting a meeting up with me to let me do what I like to do best, help you make better decisions. I look forward to your call.