What is my best rental car option on a forthcoming UK trip: using Option Solving?

Faced with a forthcoming trip to the UK within a week a couple of weeks ago, to visit relatives and friends, I was left pondering my best option for renting a car at the UK airport once I got there. Fortunately there were several options, so applying Option Solving, to ensure I adequately considered them all, seemed the right thing to do.

Moving straight to formulate my question it came out as follows: “What is my best car rental option for my forthcoming UK trip; considering 1) overseas airport rental, 2) Europe more expensive than US – barring exchange rates, 3) full-rate by the clock: bargain rates by full 24 hr rates, and 4) appropriate insurance issues?” There were other possibilities, too, but I kept my considerations to these top four choices so as not to overly complicate my dilemma question.

With my question ready, I needed to devise two yin and yang “bookends” for focusing my intuitive mind to figure out my most viable option. My bookends were as follows: “Show up and rent” and “Treat self to luxury rental.” Take a look at these option framers in our Latest Worked Example.

Now it was my task to formulate at least five realistic options for ultimate consideration. Option Solving prescribes that you produce a minimum five, in order to stimulate the broadest genuine thinking.  In this instance we have defined six alternatives in our Latest Example – one is: “Option A: Rent thru regular Avis account at $316.00 for 4 days.” Having created this “pictogram,” I set aside some time for emotional distancing. Emotional distancing would allow time for my intuitive-mind to compare this pictogram with my many car renting experiences.

When I returned to this pictogram the following morning, I scanned it briefly and made my choice. My intuitive mind had already come to a conclusion. With my choice made, I immediately set the decision in motion while everything was still top-of-the-mind. Which option would you have chosen?

If you have an example of your own, please share it with this blogger, through the COMMENTS area.  Thanks Option Solving. (NOTE: Next posting will be in two weeks time: “What is President-Elect Trump’s best option as Secretary of State?” Let’s have your COMMENTS or go to peter@ileadershipsolutions.com to connect with the blogger. Also consider buying the book: “Smart Decisions: Goodbye Problems, Hello Options” through amazon.com)


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