What is our best business focus during 2018 – Calling upon prior Option A- Focus on promoting Communication Survey: and using Option Solving?

Two weeks ago this writer used option solving to clarify his best business option during 2018. Based upon those options, he chose to pursue Option A – Focus on promoting Communication Survey. Now he called upon option solving’s “Peeling the Onion” approach to gain further clarity on next steps. This basically entailed going through the whole option solving cycle once more.

Hence he immediately set-about putting together an adapted question as follows: “Peeling the Onion – What would be our best business focus during 2018, calling upon Option A – Focus on promoting the survey; considering 1) wish to work more from home base, 2) want to generate best return for focused effort, 3) want to create valuable asset to leverage, 4) have limited capital to invest, and 5) have a great product?”  Note the five considerations he came up with, which were among several others. He kept it to the most important ones, so as not to overly complicate his decision task.

With this in place, it was time to develop two yin and yang “bookends,” which would operate as his extreme possibilities. Such bookends would then help focus his intuitive faculties on his most realistic options. Bookends like these are vital for preventing people’s fertile intuitive minds from wandering and losing focus.

His yin and yang bookends that emerged were: “Allow to emerge naturally” and “Partner with expert 3rd party promoter,” both of which seemed the least likely possibilities. However, they would challenge him to think through more realistic ones – see our Latest Worked Example.

He knew he had to come-up with at least five realistic options, to stretch his range of possibilities. You will see where he, in fact, produced six realistic options. Feel free to review his six in our Latest Example, one of which was: “Option-D: Find further components to Wow participants.”

With his “pictogram” in place, with its range of six options, he needed to pursue some emotional distancing. Emotional distancing would allow his intuitive mind to sub-consciously review this range of options against so many of his similar life experiences and choices; thereby seeking an optimal solution.

He was resolved to sleep on it and review it the following morning, first thing, and make his choice. His intuitive intelligence would guide him toward his best choice in the overall circumstances. Once that became clear, he could either pursue another round of “Peeling the Onion” or put together an action initiative as soon as possible, while his mind is still fresh on all the deliberations. What option would you choose?

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 week’s time: “What would be the best option to handle a potential customer situation?” 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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