Peeling the Onion: What is our best option with our New Home snag- Option D: Purchase our own Wifi access as an interim move: using Option Solving?

With their option decision to purchase their own Wifi access as an interim step, it gave our wider family members more time to consider their next move. They therefore decided to go through the OS exercise again, using its ‘Peeling the Onion’ technique, to figure out their next best option.

So they revised their next appropriate objective question as follows: “What  is our next best option, with regard to our new mobile home, as we opted for D-Purchase Own Wifi access; considering 1) we have limited funds to make our way, 2) need access to hi-speed internet, 3) have pets, and 4) need access to utilities?” The consideration summary shows the four key considerations to challenge all our thinking about this. By doing so, it would reduce the complexity of decision-making when the moment arrives.

Once again they had to denote two yin and yang “bookends,” as these would also further assist their focus. Bookends such as these are vital for preventing people’s fertile intuitive minds from wandering and losing focus. We are mostly unaware of how powerfully valuable but foot-loose our intuition can be unless properly focused.   

Their bookends turned out to be: “Put US map up on wall and throw darts at it,” unlikely proposition, and “Hire consultant to research possibilities,” will take undue time and money. We italicized detractors associated with these least likely options. Even so, they nudged our intuitive thinking into high gear – see our Latest Worked Example.

Now along came their challenge to produce at least five realistic sub-options, AA-EE,  prior to any emotional distancing, which is a form of objective thinking, before making our choice …perhaps after 2 hours, later that day, or first thing the following morning. They now reflected upon these sub-options, which included Option CC – Pinpoint thriving, progressive business areas and explore top three. They again decided to give themselves overnight to sleep on it, make a choice, and then put together an ‘action initiative’ accordingly.

If you have an example of your own, please share it with this blogger, through the COMMENTS area.  Thanks Option Solving. (NOTE: Our next posting will be in two week’s time: “What is my best option to keep my career ambitions on track, while winding down on current busy role?” 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)

What is our best option with our New Home snag: using Option Solving?

Someone in our wider family had recently set up a semi-mobile home out West on some rental property. Unfortunately, shortly after arriving, it was apparent that their new landlord was not intending to faithfully honor the agreement regarding certain important facilities. Since they had already paid 2 month’s rent in advance, they were reluctant to move out right away and lose their rental money and deposit, so decided to consider their options before doing anything.

They were advised to put together an appropriate objective question, which emerged as: “What  is our best option with regard to our new mobile home; considering 1) we have limited funds to make our way, 2) need access to hi-speed internet, 3) have pets, and 4) need access to utilities?” The consideration summary shows the four key considerations to challenge all our thinking about this. By doing so, it would reduce the complexity of decision-making when the moment arrives.

They then created two yin and yang “bookends,” as these would also further assist our focus. Bookends such as these are vital for preventing people’s fertile intuitive minds from wandering and losing focus. We are mostly unaware of how powerfully valuable but foot-loose our intuition can be unless properly focused.   

Their bookends turned out to be: “Wait things out w/difficult property owner to cooperate,” difficult proposition, and “Purchase own site w/full facilities,” will take undue time and money. We italicized detractors associated with these least likely options. Even so, they nudged our intuitive thinking into high gear – see our Latest Worked Example.

Along came their challenge to produce at least five realistic options, although they came up with a sixth – prior to any emotional distancing, which is a form of objective thinking, before making our choice …perhaps after 2 hours, later that day, or first thing the following morning. They now reflected upon these options, which included Option D – Upgrade our current WiFi access as an interim arrangement. They decided to give themselves overnight to sleep on it, make a choice, and then put together an ‘action initiative’ accordingly.

If you have an example of your own, please share it with this blogger, through the COMMENTS area.  Thanks Option Solving. (NOTE: Our next posting will be in two week’s time: “Peel the Onion: What is my best option to resolve my new home snag based on initial choice?” 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)

What is the most likely book promotion option based upon recent deliberations: using Option Solving?

Progress continues to be made with the proposed leadership book, finding a publisher and determining promotional strategies. On reviewing our recent blogs a number of ideas and options emerged stronger than others for inclusion in any promotional strategy, and a book advisor has been signed-up to help connect with an appropriate publisher. It is now time to review the best options for determining the best way forward.

Hence the most appropriate question emerged as: “What  is the most likely near-term option for moving book project forward based upon recent OS blogs; considering 1) funds are limited, 2) access to brand-name publisher will be very helpful, 3) importance of breakthru subject matter for org. leaders, and 4) having expert resource to act as ‘inside’ advisers?” We’re using just four considerations to challenge all our thinking about this. By doing so, it would reduce the complexity of decision-making when the moment arrives.

Now we had to create two yin and yang “bookends,” as these would also further assist our focus. Bookends such as these are vital for preventing people’s fertile intuitive minds from wandering and losing focus. We are mostly unaware of how powerfully valuable but foot-loose our intuition can be unless properly focused.   

Our bookends turned out to be: “Wait on the sidelines for others to lead the way,” out of character, and “Build a full-time expert team,” take too much time and money. We italicized detractors associated with these least likely options. Even so, they nudged our intuitive thinking into high gear – see our Latest Worked Example.

Next came our challenge to produce at least five realistic options – we created the opportunity for a sixth after additional thought – prior to any emotional distancing, which is a form of objective thinking, before making our choice …perhaps after 2 hours, later that day, or first thing the following morning. We now reflected upon these options, which included Option ESix weekly leadership articles to expand contact list and more potential readers.

Once we have given time to reflect and determine if there’s a sixth option, we will then reflect on our options and let our intuitions guide us to our most promising possibility.

If you have an example of your own, please share it with this blogger, through the COMMENTS area.  Thanks Option Solving. (NOTE: Our next posting will be in two week’s time: “What is my best option to resolve my new home snag?” 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)